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Bringing the benefits of underground bins to the UK

Bringing the benefits of underground bins to the UK

Liverpool City Council, in partnership with APSE’s consultancy APSE Solutions, has published an Invitation to Tender for firms to be included on a ground breaking framework for the supply of Underground Refuse Systems, Associated Technology  and Collection Vehicles.

The framework will give UK public authorities easy access to suppliers of the URS technology that is transforming the street-scapes of many European countries and creating a lot of interest in the UK.  It is expected to be available for call-offs by the end of this calendar year.

Replacing tens of individual refuse bins with single underground units, not only improves the look of our streets, but also brings huge cost savings and slashes the carbon footprint of refuse collection.  For new developments, installation  costs can be lower than the cost of incorporating above ground bin storage areas and saves valuable space on the site. But URS is not just for new developments.  For terraced housing it is the answer to the problem  of back alleys blighted by rows of ugly wheeled bins, and can be used in parks and on sea fronts to greatly reduce emptying frequency and eliminate problems associated with litter spilling out on to the streets.

These underground bins in Cambridge illustrate how they enhance an eco-friendly new housing development

 

For more information visit the APSE Underground Refuse Hub or contact the Head of  APSE Solutions Andy Mudd on amudd@apse.org.uk

 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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