Free Sulo 360 L bin trial

Sulo MGB Australia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, 22 February, 2012

Sulo Australia is currently offering a free trial offer for its 360 L Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) to councils that want to increase their domestic recycling capacity, reduce their landfill costs and comply with national waste reduction targets. The offer has already generated a lot of interest and positive feedback from councils, and has now been extended to 30 March 2012.

The bin is claimed to be the first Australian designed and manufactured 360 L MGB and is already in use or on trial in over 60 council areas across Australia. The city of Melville in Perth recently completed a trial and its analysis showed a 30% increase in recycling yield and an 18% drop in waste going to landfill. Based on this result, the cost of providing the MGB to those households requiring it would be more than offset by the savings in landfill costs alone in the first year.

Sulo now wants to encourage every council to consider the larger MGB and understand its benefits by offering a free sample to evaluate, as well as the opportunity to trial 20 units within a nominated local test area. This will give all stakeholders, including the collection contractor, actual in-field experience in handling the larger MGB.

The 360 L MGB was designed to be compatible with existing side-lift equipment used by most local contractors and councils. It uses the footprint of the 240 L bin, allowing existing grab arms on side-lifters to handle the bin in the same way as any 240 L bin.

The larger capacity bin has been able to deliver a wide range of benefits to councils with quite different applications. It has provided some councils with the flexibility to reduce the frequency of collections and thereby reduce lifting costs. Councils with garden suburbs have adopted it for green waste recycling, while councils in inner city areas have introduced it to reduce the number of bins collected from multiunit dwellings. The bin has been suitable for councils requiring a larger capacity for parklands, outdoor recreation facilities and event venues, while other councils have introduced it to improve waste collection and recycling from offices and commercial premises.

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