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Everything worth knowing about waste bins

Waste is not an invention of modern times. There has always been some form of waste. It plays a big role in all our everyday lives - probably a bigger one than most people realise. Without a secure disposal system, we would almost sink into the garbage due to the amount of it that each of us produces every day.

A bit of history

People leave behind garbage, and have done so since the beginning of time. The difference between today and the past is that society is more organised in dealing with the issue. Nowadays, it would be unthinkable to dump rubbish out of the window and onto the street, as was the case in the Middle Ages. This is extremely unhygienic, and eventually, everything ends up stinking. As there were no artificial packaging materials made of plastic or similar materials at that time, waste would decompose by itself over time.

A change occurred when people had to fight the plague. An early waste collection system was established, where alley masters would collect people’s trash. The first proper waste disposal system in Germany wasn’t developed until around 1900. In 1891, a system you may find familiar was introduced in Munich. If you wanted your garbage collected, you had to pay for it. Otherwise, the garbage collection service would not take it away. At that time, all garbage was incinerated. Recycling only became part of the waste disposal system later.

A functioning garbage system - salvation from masses of garbage

Nowadays, we can be happy about a well-organised waste disposal system. The garbage collection service, which empties the various garbage cans on the street at regular intervals and takes the rubbish away, frees us from all the rubbish we leave behind from week to week. But where does the garbage go and what happens to it?

Every waste finds its dump

It’s assumed that waste is properly separated in the household between residual, paper, bio and plastic waste as well as used glass and other materials. The waste collection service collects various tonnes. Each type of waste is then taken to different places. Paper ends up in an appropriate recycling plant, just as plastic and organic waste are taken to their respective recycling plants for further processing. Disposed of glass ends up in a glass recycling plant and is also prepared for recycling. Residual waste is incinerated because if it is correctly separated, it contains only materials that cannot be reused.

Waste bins: A suitable product for every situation

Waste bins are needed everywhere, whether that be in a private household or on the street. That is why HAILO offers various products in differing sizes, shapes and colours. Some of them even have special features designed for specific situations.

Waste bins for the home and office

There are various distinctions and designs for wastepaper baskets intended for your home or office. It depends on what you’re looking for. A wastepaper basket without a lid for the office or living room, a pedal bin for the kitchen or bathroom, a built-in waste bin? Below is a short overview of the different types of waste bins available.

Pedal bin

The most common type of waste bin is probably the pedal bin. Thanks to their simple operating system, characterised by a pedal which triggers a mechanism to open the lid, they are a practical and easy to use solution. They’re often used in private households and offices. However, there you can still find a few differences between individual models.

Pedal bin for the kitchen

More waste is produced in the kitchen than in the bathroom, so waste bins will require a much larger capacity within this room. A lid that closes firmly would also be ideal as it prevents the smell of organic waste from escaping. An integrated waste separation system would also make handling much easier, saving you from having to buy several bins for each type of waste. Whether you want a simple bin, or one with several inner waste baskets, HAILO has a wide range of products in our shop, and are guaranteed to have something that matches your needs. Our bins are made of high-quality stainless steel or corrosion-resistant coated sheet steel, and most of them have removable inner bins made of plastic. Regardless of whether you choose a product from the Big-Box Swing range or a waste bin from the HAILO Öko range - all our bins thrive on their modern design, easy handling and high quality.

Built-in waste bins

If hidden garbage is more to your liking, a built-in waste bin for the kitchen cupboard is the right choice for you. These are incredibly practical, as household waste can be stowed away without taking up any more kitchen space. Several removable bins make waste separation uncomplicated, even with a built-in system. With the HAILO Multi-Box duo L and the EcoLine Design L, we offer you the smart built-in system you’re looking for in a package made of high-quality plastic. The EcoLine Design L is impressive with its sleek and simple black design, which disappears perfectly into your kitchen cupboard. The inner bins, made of 100% recycled plastic, make this product as environmentally friendly as its name suggests. The removable lids with built-in storage space allow easy cleaning and provide additional storage space. Waste separation with the EcoLine Design L is uncomplicated, will blend well with any interior decor, and helps to protect the environment.

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