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How to choose right Dustbin for your office

Choosing the right dustbin for your office can make a big difference in terms of cleanliness, convenience, and even aesthetics. 

1. Size and Capacity:

  • Think about how much trash your office generates daily or weekly. Paper waste is likely the most common, so consider a bin size that can accommodate it without overflowing frequently.

  • Measure the designated space for the bin to ensure it fits comfortably without being too bulky.

2. Location and Use:

  • High-traffic areas like break rooms, kitchens, and entryways will need larger or more numerous bins to handle the waste volume.

  • Consider separate bins for general waste and recycling, especially if your office has a recycling program.

  • Restrooms may require smaller bins with liners for hygiene purposes.

3. Material and Durability:

  • Plastic bins are affordable and lightweight, but may scratch or crack easily. Opt for thicker plastic for better durability.

  • Metal bins, particularly stainless steel, are strong, rust-resistant, and easy to clean, making them ideal for high-traffic areas.

  • Consider fire safety if the bin will hold potentially flammable materials.

4. Lid and Functionality:

  • Open bins are convenient but less hygienic and can contain odors.

  • Foot pedal or touchless sensor lids promote cleanliness and are ideal for common areas.

  • Swinging lids can work well for personal use under desks.

5. Aesthetics and Maintenance:

  • While functionality is key, don't neglect aesthetics. Choose a design that complements your office decor.

  • Smooth surfaces are easier to clean and maintain, especially for common areas.

  • Consider color-coded bins for easy waste sorting if you have a recycling program.

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