Guidelines for Public Spaces
Separation containers (bins) should be accessible, clean and easily identifiable. The colour, shape and size of the bins can improve their effectiveness. The following bin tips can help you make the best use of your waste sorting station.
- All bin openings should be accessible to everyone.
- Slant the top of the bin, so waste cannot be left unsorted.
- Line garbage containers with clear plastic bags so waste can be easily identified. When full, the organics must be emptied into the green bin and the bag put in the garbage.
- Cluster bins together in a central location to make sure the separation process is straightforward.
- Leave the garbage opening uncovered. Making this more convenient encourages fewer cross-contamination mistakes in recycling and organic waste.
Looking to buy one or more waste separation containers for your home, office or organization? There are many styles and options to choose from, including many that are made in Nova Scotia.
Outdoor bins are a great solution for recycling and composting programs at your business, park, or community centre. When choosing a bin, pick one that is suited to your needs and expected usage. For more information on individual brands and purchasing options, follow the links below.
Depending on your needs, you may be looking for individual recycling and composting bins, or larger units for common areas such as your lunchroom or lobby. For more information on individual brands and purchasing options, follow the links below.
Please note: the following supplier websites are maintained by the suppliers themselves and are not affiliated with Divert NS.