Green Roof Bin Stores

Bin storage areas are often challenging environments for design, with limited options for genuine value added enhancement. The facilities are often synonymous with bad odours, litter and vermin which then become hotspots for antisocial behaviour.

Providing attractively designed bin housings that are easy to use and situated in accessible locations presents developers and waste management providers with opportunities to drive real improvement. External wheelie bin stores are ideally suited to support green roof systems, with the lower height and uncomplicated construction reducing build and ongoing maintenance costs.

A green roof will also absorb heat, helping to keep the interior of the store cool thereby slowing down the bacterial process and reducing unpleasant odours. Green roofs also retain rainfall, reducing the burden on sewerage systems.

Two types of green roof can be specified on metroSTOR Green Roof Bin Stores; sedum only or sedum and wildflower. Both are lightweight systems with a steel decking liner, EPDM membrane liner, composite drainage reservoir mat, the growing substrate and finally the pre-planted mat. The sedum only type used a mineral wool substrate, and a mixed sedum turf while the sedum and wildflower requires a greater depth of growing medium to support the wildflower species.

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Green Roof Bin Store Variants

  • PBL Green Roof Bin Stores

    metroSTOR PBL | Green Roof Bin Storage Units (140L – 360L)

    Linear-type bin storage units designed to accommodate 2-wheeled containers with durable, all-steel welded construction and configurable specification for access door type, recycling apertures, external cladding panels and frame finishes.
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  • PBM Green Roof Bin Stores

    metroSTOR PBM | Green Roof Bin Storage Units (660L – 1280L)

    Linear-type bin storage units designed to closely fit 4-wheeled containers with model variants specific to bin dimension and manufacturer. Durable, all-steel welded construction with options for access door type, recycling apertures, external cladding panels and frame finishes.
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  • PBH Green Roof Bin Stores

    metroSTOR PBH | Green Roof Bin Room Buildings

    Modular bin room design series customisable for layout, capacity, access door position, access control and wall panel type in slatted timber of recycled plastic, colour coated steel panels including fire resistant and decorative designs.
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Green Roof Specifications & Options

  • Green Roof Construction

    • Structural Design

      Green roof structural design and manufacture in accordance with requirements of BS EN 1090 EXC2 from mild steel section with hot-dip galvanised finish.

    • Roof Deck

      Green roof structural deck is constructed from full-length trapezoidal profile steel sheet with double sided zinc and paint finish.

    • Waterproof Liner

      Single sheet EPDM liner which is 100% synthetic and UV resistant with excellent puncture resistance protected by the geotextile membrane.

    • Root Membrane

      A geotextile lining sheet preventing any damage to the waterproof liner during installation or establishment phases.

    • Drainage Reservoir System

      A double-sided drainage and reservoir layer made from recycled plastic, which allows high levels of water retention and buffering in hot weather with rapid drainage in wet periods.

    • Green Roof Substrate

      A growing medium made of virgin rock mineral wool fibres specially needled to form a 40mm deep compact and dimensionally stable felt, ensuring excellent water retention and conservation.

    • Sedum-mix Blanket

      A pre-grown vegetation mat specifically designed for green roofs, sown with a blend of sedum plant varieties to provide extended interest and colour throughout the flowering period. Sebaceous sedum plants are adept at storing water in their leaves and are therefore extremely suitable for varying weather conditions.

    • Eaves Detail & Rainwater Systems

      Formed in galvanised steel sheet with a structural profile to support the membrane system and retain green roof build up. Optional powder coated finish available. Pre-formed gutter profile allows excess water to be released from the composite reservoir.

  • Sedum-Only Green Roofs

    Sedum-only green roof structures use a sedum turf, which can contain eight or more of the species below. This type of green roof uses a mineral wool substrate, resulting in a very light weight roof. Sedum-only green roofs are drought tolerant with minimal maintenance requirements.
    • Sedum Acre

      Golden Carpet

    • Sedum Album

      White Stonecrop

    • Sedum Floriferum

      Bailey’s Gold

    • Sedum Hybridum

      Czar’s Gold

    • Sedum Kamtschaticum

      Orange Stonecrop

    • Sedum Reflexum

      Crooked Yellow Stonecrop

    • Sedum Sexangulare

      Tasteless Stonecrop

    • Sedum Spurium

      Coccineum Purple Carpe

    • Sedum Spurium

      Summer Glory

    • Sedum Stoloniferum

      Stolon Stonecrop

  • Sedum & Wildflower Green Roofs

    Sedum and wildflower green roof structures use a turf, which in addition to 8-10 types of sedum, contains many of the wildflowers, herbs and flowering perennials listed below. The drought tolerant sedum provides year-round cover, while the wildflower element has a prolonged flowering period, typically from April-September. The lightweight blended growing medium supports additional species. Maintenance requirements are slightly higher than sedum only with dead growth removal required at the end of the flowering season.
    • Achullea Millefolium


    • Daucus Carota

      Wild Carrot

    • Galium Album

      Hedge Bedstraw

    • Knautia Arvensis

      Field Scabious

    • Leucanthemum Vulgare

      Oxeye Daisy

    • Origanum Vulgare

      Wild Marjoram

    • Plantago Media

      Hoary Plantain

    • Primula Veris


    • Rhinanthus Minor

      Yellow Rattle

    • Echium Vulgare

      Viper’s Bugloss

    • Veronica Spicata

      Spiked Speedwell

    • Thymus Vulgare

      Common Thyme

    • Lychnis Flos Cuculi

      Ragged Robin

    • Centaurea Scabiosa

      Greater Knapweed

    • Filipendula Ulmaria


    • Galium Verum

      Lady’s Bedstraw

    • Leontodon Hispidus

      Rough Hawkbit

    • Lotus Corniculatus

      Birdsfoot Trefoil

    • Plantago Lanceolata

      Ribwort Plantain

    • Poterium Sanguisorba

      Salad Burnet

    • Prunella Vulgaris


    • Silene Dioica

      Red Campion

    • Silene Vulgaris

      Bladder Campion

    • Allium Schoenoprasum


    • Linaria Vulgaris


    • Dianthus Carthusianorum

      Carthusian Pink

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