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.
Providing attractively designed new bin housings that are easy to use and in accessible locations presents housing providers with an opportunity to drive real change and improve neighbourhoods considerably.