metroSTOR Safer Neighbourhoods, Cleaner World methodology delivers external storage infrastructure for the social housing sector. From waste and recycling to personal mobility devices, our product systems reduce fire risk and waste costs, while improving local environments and helping deliver sustainability targets.
With over 15,000 metroSTOR units in operation, we have gained a deep understanding of those challenges facing social housing providers, bringing more than a decade of successfully changing behaviours through effective design, communication and ongoing support.
Whatever we’ve learnt, we share; through consultancy services online, site assessment and CPD project alignment workshops, our team helps build the knowledge and understanding across stakeholders for successful project outcomes over the long term
metroSTOR developed Bee Hotels have been specified on 15 of the 45 new PBM Bin Stores installed for the London Borough of Islington on the Andover Estate project. Read our new case study on this exciting project and if you are looking for more detail on how to specify green roof on bin stores try the design information section on our urbanspec website.
metroSTOR offers free CPD sessions to enhance your outdoor storage unit specifying skills and provide essential best practice guidance on the safe storage of waste and recycling bins.more info
Separate food waste collection from households and businesses is expected to be made mandatory in England by 2023 as part of the Government commitment under its Resources and Waste Management Strategy.
Around 50% of local councils in the UK already collect food waste separately or as part of their green waste collection, but some 2.3Mt of household-produced food waste goes to landfill every year. The harmful methane gas emitted as food waste breaks down can be used to generate energy in an anaerobic digester plant and the current volumes going to landfill could potentially generate up to 2.7TWh of green energy.read case study
From early space-planning exercises through to detailed design, metroSTOR provides Specifiers with the tools to ensure that they achieve attractive and compliant storage solutions for both recycling and waste containers and cycles within the optimum footprint, on-time and on-budget.
The metroSTOR team is committed to helping our customers find the optimum storage solution for any and every project in this rapidly-evolving world, where we need to adapt quickly to meet the challenges facing the natural environment and even humanity itself.
We combine this commitment with many years of experience on the ground in some of the most challenging urban environments, developing a range of outdoor storage solutions that are not only robust and dependable but attractively styled.
There were some mixed reactions to the initial roll-out, but residents have quickly become accustomed to using the communal facilities and we’re already seeing a reduction in fly-tipping and a lot more recycling, largely because the facilities are accessible, safe and easy to use. Along with the other work we have done around the estate with upgrades to the homes and the surrounding landscaping, I believe that the waste and recycling hubs have made a lasting improvement to the Pollards Hill neighbourhood and the residents’ daily lives.Alan Mortimer MCIOB
Wherever we have installed metroSTOR units we have found them to dramatically reduce instances of fly-tipping, encourage residents to dispose of the refuse and recyclables responsibly and improve the appearance of our neighbourhoods.Kevin Murray
Dacorum Borough Council commissioned metroSTOR to design and install communal mobility scooter stores at a number of Supported Housing Schemes. The excellent service and advice provided by metroSTOR has enabled the Council to provide over 50 spaces for mobility scooter users in safe, clean and fully compliant conditions. This has significantly improved the quality of life for the tenants using these facilities. Dacorum Borough Council continue to work closely with metroSTOR to install mobility scooter storage facilities within the borough.Simon Smith ACMA
The units are cleverly designed and have enhanced our external spaces. This enabled us to locate the recycling bins at points where residents regularly pass, encouraging correct usage.Jon-Paul Elwart
Fife Council recently installed the metroSTOR bin enclosures on some blocks where we had serious issues with side-waste. They immediately reduced the time spent by our clean-up teams and absolutely transformed the area into an area tenants can be proud of. We now plan to install many more of these across our estates.Keith Brown
metroSTOR is now Stateside with the first US office opening in Hartford, Connecticut, during March 2023. Our new team is working with city authorities, municipalities, universities and private enterprise to deliver zero-waste recycling infrastructure. Visit the metroSTOR Inc. site here and keep an eye out for exciting new projects coming up in NYC on news updates.