Clip on recycling bins

A simple and cheap clip on set of two recycling bins for standard Bristol litter bins.

In hindsight maybe they could sit a bit lower down to ensure normal litter can still be easily disposed of. The could also have lids on with rubber holes (as per most recycle bins) and holes in the bottom for drainage.

From: Peter, Bristol citizen


Why the contribution is important

Why is the idea needed?

Litter bins are often over flowing and there is no separation for the recyclable rubbish.

Who will benefit from your idea?

The community. The environment.

How would your idea be funded?

I'm presuming it would be advantageous for the council so money spent elsewhere on recycling could be redirected here.


by user441477 on November 15, 2013 at 03:37PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.0
Based on: 12 votes


  • Posted by user952345 November 19, 2013 at 11:38

    Lovely illustration and great idea. I've often wondered why we are not doing more to encourage recycling in public areas.

    Some parts of Bristol (we all know which ones I mean) might object if the coloured plastic is too garish, so it might be more accepted if they were black or grey with similar styling to the original bins.

    There would need to be some thought put into the way they are fastened to the bins, to prevent them being dislodged by foxes/wind/drunk people, but still easy to detach when emptying them.
  • Posted by user895825 November 20, 2013 at 17:48

    Nice idea but are people responsible enough to use these effectively?
  • Posted by user734334 November 24, 2013 at 11:57

    People are more responsible these days which is why this idea is great! Will help to make bristol greener and in combo with many of the other great ideas posted it is yet another great improvement for the city.
  • Posted by user251846 November 28, 2013 at 10:48

    I like the idea, but I share Scarlet's concern that these are unlikely to be used appropriately. There may also be some vandalism issues, plus adding an additional layer of complexity to the emptying of the bins, which may drive up cost.
  • Posted by user247141 December 02, 2013 at 10:28

    Nice idea. Even though some misuse and contamination is inevitable, it will surely ease seperation by the waste contractor. WHat do they hve to say about this?
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