Bin Selection Guide - Hideaway Bins

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Waste Management Guide

Capture4Did you know that your bin is the most used appliance in your home?

With that in mind, it’s important to choose a bin system that’s simple to use, durable, easy to clean and one that makes your everyday waste and recycling routine effortless.

A Hideaway Bin solution will help you create sustainable waste and recycling practices in your household with as little impact to your lifestyle as possible.

As a nation, we are not great recyclers, and the majority of waste still goes to landfill. This not only wastes money, it is environmentally unsustainable.

A key to improving recycling and reducing waste is having a good waste management system.

Move through the 4 steps on the below page to give you a guide as to which Hideaway Bin solution would be suitable for your kitchen and your family.

Note - Based on analysis of statistics from various New Zealand Regional and City Council's

1. HOW MANY BUCKETS?

The number of buckets required depends on how many waste
streams the waste needs to be separated into, and where those
waste streams go.
Check with your local council: what is collected by local councils now,
and what is planned for the future. Some councils use a comingled
recycling system, while others separate recycling. Many councils are
introducing organic (food scrap) collections in the future.
Consider your lifestyle – do you want to home compost food scraps?
Would you like to separate soft plastics for recycling?

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2. BUCKET SIZE

To calculate the volume of waste generated, consider the number of people in your home (see below). Consider how often you want to empty your bin, and how much space you have. (Click on image to enlarge)

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3. BUCKET PLACEMENT

• Consider where waste is generated in your home, and where space
is available to collect waste.
• 60-70% of all household waste is generated in the kitchen, and this is
the most critical waste bin system to consider.
• For kitchen waste, decide if the waste system will have all buckets
combined in one bin unit or separated into two bin units. Using two bin
units allows greater design flexibility.
• Consider ergonomics: keep in mind the bin is used 30+ times per day.
Installing at bench height is recommended.
• Waste is also generated in the bathroom, and this typically includes
items that can be recycled.

4. FUNCTIONAL BIN SYSTEM

AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT EQUATION IS A
DURABLE, FLEXIBLE AND EASY TO CLEAN BIN SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME.


The most common complaint about bin systems is they are dirty and
smelly.
Hideaway Bins are easy to clean, simplifying the removal of 
food and dirt traps, which can cause maintenance issues later if left
unchecked.
Hideaway Bins also have an innovative hands-free lid
system to control odours.