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NYC - Better Bin Competition

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New York City sanitation dept set a brief: How can we create a practical and efficient litter basket for New York City that reduces litter and better serves both Sanitation Workers and the public?


We devised a solution that answered the needs of sanitation workers and the public in equal measure. A robust aluminum and steel stand houses a lightweight plastic inner bin. With clear graphics and a simple color system the public know what to put where. The sanitation workers only need to lift out the inner bin, reducing the weight they have to lift hundreds of times per day. The bin incorporates ergonomic handles and is constructed from HDPE.

We won the competition and are working closely with NYC to put it into production and use. 

Better Bin Competition Site

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