Property developer: Horsens Kommune
Architect/adviser: Front Design AB
Products: Kløverblad sorteringsskraldespand
How can we make it easy for locals and tourists to sort their rubbish when out and about? And easy for the waste management company to subsequently deal with it?
Örebro Municipality in Sweden has developed an urban litter bin that guides users in sorting their rubbish and forms part of local waste management systems. HITSA secured the contract for producing the bin and, together with Horsens Municipality, has added pictograms appropriate for the town’s waste sorting processes.
The KLØVERBLAD litter bin has four openings, making it possible for users to sort paper, packaging, food waste and general waste. Slots for deposit return containers and cigarette butts are optional extras for dealing with returnable bottles and cans, and cigarettes.
The categories are indicated on the bin in the form of text, pictograms and braille. The material is hot-dip galvanised, powder-coated steel to ensure that the bin forms a durable yet unobtrusive element of the urban landscape.
If needs change, the bin can easily be mechanically hoisted and moved to a new location.
Horsens Municipality wanted a litter bin designed to deal with the challenge of waste sorting in public spaces.
The municipality’s operations and design departments worked closely with HITSA to ensure that the bin forms part of a waste management system that lives up to the community’s need for recycling and a circular economy.
The collaboration with the municipality also resulted in a bin that features appropriate signage, is ergonomically designed for municipal employees and integrates well with overall waste management processes.