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Underground Waste Bins: Exploring their Function and Benefits

Underground Waste Bins: Exploring their Function & Benefits

In the dynamic landscape of waste management, GEPALIFT introduces a groundbreaking solution – the new series of underground collection systems.

Specifically designed to address urban challenges and space constraints, these innovative underground bins provide a seamless waste disposal experience that enhances hygiene, sustainability, and aesthetics.

Let’s explore the world of underground waste bins and answer the most common questions regarding how they work and how to use them.


Why were underground bins built?

As urban areas grapple with the increasing demands of waste disposal, conventional solutions fall short on multiple fronts.

GEPALIFT recognized the need for a transformative approach that optimizes space, curbs environmental impact, and safeguards public health. The creation of underground bin systems emerged as a holistic remedy to spatial limitations, ecological concerns, economic efficiency, and hygiene issues that plague cities worldwide.

why were underground bins built?

What are the advantages of underground trash cans?

GEPALIFT’s underground bin systems epitomize a pivotal advancement in waste management, revolutionizing the way communities interact with waste. Engineered to encapsulate innovation and efficiency, these systems bring forth significant advantages that redefine waste disposal.


Space optimization and aesthetics

The compact dimensions of all GEPALIFT models are ideal:

  • SB1100: Length:2600mm   Width: 1700mm  Capacity: 1100lt x 2
  • BA2: Length:3100mm   Width: 1600mm  Capacity: 2500lt x 2
  • BA2360: Length:2000mm   Width: 1150mm  Capacity: 360lt x 2

These measurements cater to confined spaces, particularly beneficial for islands and areas with limited room for waste infrastructure.

The concealed underground construction ensures only stainless-steel outlets are used on the surface, harmoniously blending into any environment. This unobtrusive integration enhances the visual aesthetics of public spaces, reducing clutter while optimizing functionality.

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Weather-resistant durability

Constructed from meticulously chosen materials, these underground bins stand resilient against the elements.

The weather-resistant design safeguards the system from rain, wind, and sun, ensuring it withstands wear and tear over time. This durability not only prolongs the system’s lifespan but also guarantees consistent, reliable waste management even in challenging environmental conditions.


Customized waste sorting

The innovative dual-compartment design offers versatile waste sorting options. With two heads – outlets that enable flexible separation of recyclable and mixed waste, the system empowers users to actively engage in recycling.

Whether choosing to segregate recyclables or mix waste types, this tailored approach fosters responsible waste disposal, contributing to the larger goal of a circular economy.

Further reading: What is composting and what are its benefits to the environment?


Maximized capacity in minimal space

Despite its modest dimensions, the underground bin system boasts an impressive total capacity of up to 2500 liters. This efficient use of space optimizes waste collection capabilities while minimizing the system’s physical footprint.

The result is a balance between high-capacity waste management and unobtrusive presence, catering to both functionality and aesthetics.


Odor control and hygiene

GEPALIFT’s innovative underground design tackles odors and hygiene concerns head-on.

By keeping waste underground and away from direct contact with air, foul odors are contained, enhancing public spaces’ ambiance. This proactive approach mitigates the risk of infections, providing communities with a cleaner and more hygienic waste disposal solution.


How do underground bins work?

Operating an underground bin is as intuitive as it is innovative.

With a user-friendly foot pedal or handle on the chute, opening the lid for waste disposal is effortless. This mechanism is compatible with differently-abled individuals, ensuring inclusivity.

The underground construction conceals the electrical and hydraulic components from view, ensuring minimal aesthetic disruption. The bin’s capacity of up to 2500 liters, combined with its discreet presence, optimizes space while minimizing visual impact.

how do underground bins work?

Are there any conditions for placing underground garbage cans?

GEPALIFT’s underground bins are versatile in placement, catering to diverse environments. They find their place in areas lacking spatial infrastructure, such as green spaces, parks, playgrounds, and even private properties like hotels and industrial enterprises.

Their unobtrusive presence, combined with their waste-sorting capabilities, make them a valuable asset in both urban and private settings.


How to use GEPALIFTS’s underground recycling bins

Using underground recycling bins is straightforward. Open the bin’s lid using the convenient foot pedal or handle. Deposit the waste into the designated compartments, ensuring proper sorting for efficient recycling.

The system’s intelligent design supports accessibility, sustainability, and hygiene, making waste disposal a seamless part of daily life.

Learn more: Waste management in Greece – problems and solutions


Is it worth investing in GEPALIFT’s waste management systems?

As cities evolve, GEPALIFT’s underground bin systems lead the way in redefining waste management.

Combining innovation, aesthetics and environmental responsibility, these bins are an excellent solution that enables communities to create cleaner, greener, and more sustainable urban spaces.

Contact GEPALIFT to learn more and discuss the possibility of including underground waste bins in your own Municipality, following the example of dozens of other Greek Municipalities, taking the first step towards a more sustainable future, always in accordance with the recommendations of the European Union.