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In 2010 UK Container Maintenance were approached by Bruno Stead, Recycling Officer for the Royal Borough Of Kensington & Chelsea, as he was experiencing issues with their container labels being scratched and damaged by the refuse vehicles when the bins were being emptied – a common problem with most Local Authorities and Waste Companies in the private sector. UKCM recognise that labels fitted to the front panel of all containers are very important as they are used as a form of communication to make the general public aware of what items can be recycled or disposed of in each individual container. Despite every effort to use high quality vinyl labels, it is inevitable that whilst emptying containers the labels and paintwork will eventually start to look scratched and damaged, leaving the container looking used and in need of a makeover. UKCM were keen to work with Bruno to come up with a solution to avoid this reoccurring issue.
Upon Bruno’s initial suggestion that labels were fitted to the back of the container, UKCM wanted to utilise the possibility of using the back of the container for waste disposal. Due to all lid types being hinged at the back of the container and knowing there is no alternative on the market, UKCM decided to fabricate an aperture in the back panel of the container which would allow the public to dispose of their recyclates without the need of a lid. The solution is simple, use the back of the container for both material disposal and labelling and the front of the container for emptying. Bruno used the first demo and was really happy with the results having seen a dramatic improvement in the longevity of the container labels, he states, “not only do the labels last longer, but the bin looks tidy for our residents and the instructions can be clearly read by them”. There are now over 20 of these converted containers across the Borough, and with Bruno requesting for five containers to be converted on every load of refurbishments he sends to us, this figure is set to increase.
Benjamin Aebischer, Sales and Business Development Director at UKCM says “I encourage Local Authorities and Waste Companies to approach us with any issues or problems they are experiencing as we are always keen to hear from our customers and see if we can identify a solution whilst trying to save them money”.