Why metroSTOR

Accelerating the shift towards sustainable communities, our product systems deliver on the metroSTOR Safer Neighbourhoods, Cleaner World methodology; reducing fire risk and waste costs, while improving local environments and helping deliver sustainability targets.

Developed to withstand the rigours of the urban street scene, over 15,000 metroSTOR external storage units have been installed over the past decade, earning a reputation for rock-solid durability and proven effectiveness.

Working closely Local Authorities enables our continuous product development programme to respond directly to evolving sector challenges. From the outset it was clear to the founders of metroSTOR that a `one size fits all’ mantra would not work in such a varied environment and this way of thinking has created one of the most comprehensive range of surface and below ground waste and recycling storage solutions in the world.

metroSTOR bin stores secure waste and recycling safely, preventing bin fires from spreading. Designed for ease of use with clear signage and strong colour coded visual messages, our bin housings make the identification of correct bin containers simple, increasing recycling rates and reducing contamination of waste streams. Keen advocates of communal street bins for those hard to reach locations that include multi family, on street and flats above shops, metroSTOR specialist consultants bring years of experience in the design of bin enclosure facilities to help residents successfully recycle, carefully specified to ensure successful operation.

Greener forms of travel such as e-bikes, e-scooters and mobility scooters are central to today’s urban communities and metroSTOR secure external storage and charging facilities are designed to reduce fire and theft risks for personal mobility devices.

Our Safer Neighbourhoods, Cleaner World methodology has made us passionate believers in wise investment strategies that improve the quality of life in our communities, in turn becoming successful generators of sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes. In our experience, inadequate storage facilities invariably have a negative impact on physical and mental well-being, whether this be the daily trip to the bin-store with its overflowing bins, vermin and anti-social elements or having nowhere to store buggies, bicycles or personal mobility devices safely. These are the challenges metroSTOR products resolve every day.

Client Testimonials


Northern Ireland Housing Executive

The bin housings that we’ve had installed recently at Cappagh Gardens have transformed the neighbourhood. The fly-tipping has stopped, fire risk is minimised and residents are now actively recycling where they didn’t used to at all before, because we’ve made it so easy for them.

Barrie CooperProject Manager, Northern Ireland Housing Executive


Moat Homes

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 MCIOBRegeneration Programme Manager, Moat Homes


Carey Gardens Co-operative Ltd

Carey Gardens Estate is a Resident’s Management Organisation under the London Borough of Wandsworth. We strive for excellent resident satisfaction which drives everything we do. We selected metroSTOR to design and install bespoke waste and recycling bin enclosures on the estate and have not been disappointed! The excellent service and advice provided by the metroSTOR team has enabled us to increase recycling on the estate by updating the facilities and moving them to a more accessible location. This has also assisted in decreasing the amount of general waste, as well as improving the appearance and environment for residents. Customer service was exemplary from start to finish; the bins were produced quickly, delivered and installed to the agreed schedule. I cannot fault my experience working with metroSTOR! I would definitely recommend metroSTOR and look forward to working with them again on future improvement projects at Carey Gardens Estate.

Natalie CollmanHousing Cooperative Manager, Carey Gardens Co-operative Ltd