Knowledge Base

Reduce Fire Risk

metroSTOR provides simple and easy to implement solutions to fire safety issues. By using fire resistant materials and designs, we can help you minimise fire risk within the neighbourhoods you manage.

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Reduce Waste Costs

Fly-tipping, side waste, overfilled bins and contaminated recycling can develop into costly issues for landlords. Contractors collecting refuse and recyclables are not usually obliged to take contaminated or overfilled bins, bulky items or waste that has fallen on the floor, which leads to additional waste removal costs. The root cause of these issues can often be insufficient bins available, unclear signage and accessible, unsightly and oversized bin stores that encourage fly tipping.

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Increase Recycling

One of the biggest obstacles to local authorities reaching their household waste collection target of 50% recycling is the challenge presented by flatted accommodation. At metroSTOR we have developed a wide range of bin storage products designed to increase recycling in the neighbourhoods you manage and help you deliver against policy targets.

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Improve Environments

New bin stores are frequently near the top of tenant group wish-lists when it comes to refurbishment projects. In older housing environments, bin stores are often synonymous with bad odours, litter and vermin. They can also sadly become hotspots for antisocial behaviour. These factors discourage residents from entering and using bin stores, which can create side waste that in turn leads to fly tipping of waste by non-residents, the removal of which is costly.

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One of the keys to effective management of refuse, recycling and safe storage of mobility equipment, particularly within a housing environment, is ensuring that the facilities can be accessed and used safely by everyone. For many residents, particularly older people or those with limited strength or mobility, using existing facilities may well be quite challenging.

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WEEE Recycling

The disposal and recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment present a number of significant challenges, particularly in residential settings. With items ranging from fridges and vacuum cleaners, to tools and toys, WEEE often contains a complex mix of materials that are potentially harmful to the environment, making the effective practice of collection and recycling a priority consideration.

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Contamination of Recycling

The contamination of recycling is a concurrent issue across almost all economic and cultural circles. Local councils report up to 30% contamination of communal recycling bins, with plastic contamination amongst card and paper a particularly common occurrence. In 2020 alone, paper recycling specialists DS Smith reported enough plastic contamination at their paper mill to fill 4.8 million bin bags.

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E-Scooter Fire Risks

The United Kingdom is one of the most comprehensive markets for e-scooters in Europe. According to recent findings, there are more than 750,000 privately owned e-scooters in the United Kingdom, but current social and cultural issues around e-scooters continue to divide opinion.

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