PLASTIC OMNIUM URBAN SYSTEMS LTD
Suppliers of: Underground Recycling Bins Waste Bins Recycling Bins Litter Bins Wheeled Bin Refuse Containers Recycling Bins Refuse Bins Recycling Containers Compost Bins Refuse Container Dog Waste Bin Recycling Bin wheeled bins
Plastic Omnium is the worldwide supplier of waste management solutions for operators, local authorities, property developers and planners. With a wide choice of bins, storage containers and external wheeled refuse collection systems, underground and semi-underground systems, technology and maintenance services, Plastic Omnium’s innovative solutions are ideal for any domestic and commercial setting.
Solutions for waste management operators and local authorities
Two and Four Wheel Bins
We supply a range of models ranging from 60 to 1,700L wheeled containers, all complying with EN840 and the RAL standard. Each is tough and durable, and is available with additional options such as locks, paper slots, bottle apertures etc. We also supply specialist hazardous waste, clinical and medical waste collection containers.
We offer a wide selection of containers for collecting litter or waste products. Our products are made from many different materials including metals and plastics, offering attractive and durable products in a wide range of colours and finishes to meet your specifications. We also offer an extensive range of dog waste containers, grit bins, and battery collection banks.
Solutions for local authorities, property developers and planners
Underground Refuse Systems
Providing substantially higher capacity than conventional refuse disposal systems, our underground refuse disposal system has been installed by or on behalf of more than 300 local authorities worldwide, including Tower Hamlets (London), Blackpool, Peterborough and Cambridge.
Banks and Underground Systems
Our voluntary deposit range includes free standing banks for glass, paper and textiles and the market leading ‘Iceberg’ Underground Waste Disposal Systems. Our range also includes space saving Semi Underground and hydraulic lifting underground systems.
Services and connected solutions
Plastic Omnium offers a range of services and connected solutions both for waste management operators and local authorities:
Plastic Omnium’s connected OptiSolutions® provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art response to the needs of local and regional authorities. The range comprises of systems and services allowing the computerised management of pre-collection equipment (access control, fill-level checks, etc.) and streamlined waste collection (incentivised pricing, vehicle fleet monitoring, etc.).
Cleaning and Maintenance Services
With comprehensive cleaning and maintenance support from our expert teams, we provide local authorities and commercial companies with everything necessary to sustain clean and tidy local environments, increased security and vermin-free waste collection systems.
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Citybac 2 & 4 Wheeled Waste Containers
Wheelie Bins Refuse Collection Household and commercial
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Clipcom Message Communication Leaflet
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Drinks Can Bank Literature
Recycling Bins Drinking Cans
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Elegant Transparent Waste Collection Furniture
Urban waste collection furniture
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Evolys Semi-underground bank
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Underground containers for voluntary collection
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Movea Voluntary Collection banks
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Office Confidential Literature
100 litre confidential waste bin
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Underground Waste Collection Banks Bins Refuse
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Plastic Omnium UK Introduction
2&4 wheeled containers, recycling banks, Street furniture,Office waste management
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Street Furniture Brochure
Dog Waste Bin, Waste Bins
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Sulu Hydraulic Iceberg
Underground Refuse Systems
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Sulu Iceberg Optima
Underground refuse systems
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Plastic Omnium’s space saving waste systems offer potential boost to London Housing
This summer, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced a new partnership with local authorities and housing associations to build nearly 50,000 new affordable homes to rent and buy. The announcement of an estimated £1.7bn investment will see 49,398 genuinely affordable homes being built, with new homes in all 32 boroughs and the City of London. They will be delivered by 44 housing providers – including large and small housing associations, as well as nine London councils.
City Hall has allocations for about 30,000 homes in place from bids made prior to the current round. Together with the 30,000 homes previously agreed and a further £446m available for when bidding re-opens later this year, this latest announcement will contribute to the Mayor’s ambitious target of starting 90,000 new affordable homes by 2021.
The scale of London’s housing plans presents outstanding opportunities, not just for the many thousands of people who live and work in the capital and are in desperate need of affordable accommodation, but also for the architects and developers who will bring these plans to fruition.
Those opportunities include the creation of modern, comfortable homes that utilise space in an imaginative and innovative way – a crucial consideration, given the high price of land in the capital. And an effective way of achieving this goal is to install underground waste management systems like those offered by Plastic Omnium.
They provide a clean, safe and attractive alternative to bin stores and can, over the longer term, deliver attractive levels of savings for developers and local authorities alike. Eight underground containers, each of 5m3 capacity and emptied twice a week, are capable of serving 1,000 residents. Furthermore, they occupy a smaller footprint than three parking spaces, encourage greater rates of recycling and are significantly quieter to empty. When these factors are placed alongside the systems’ aesthetic qualities – waste collection points are sleek, easy to clean and maintain, and help to keep the surrounding areas free of mess – they may indeed, as the national press recently claimed, herald ‘the end of the wheelie bin’.
Refuse disposal pillar in South London.
However, the cost savings that arise from improved utilisation of space are not the only financial benefits delivered by underground waste systems. Purchasing the systems puts an end to the ongoing cost of renting wheeled bins and replacing broken ones. They can be emptied by one man and a truck, instead of the crews of typically four or five who deal with wheeled bins. Street waste and vermin are reduced, whilst recycling rates are increased.
And, vitally, all the available evidence indicates that providing high quality, safe communal spaces, including the installation of underground systems, enhances the wellbeing of residents. Working with Poplar HARCA in East London, Plastic Omnium has installed 183 underground waste management systems. Customer survey figures show that, before the installation, satisfaction with the quality of the estates stood at 69.2%. Three years later, following the installation, satisfaction had risen to 88%.
Bin Store – Poplar HARCA.
So, Plastic Omnium’s underground waste management systems can help local authorities, housing associations and developers save money through more efficient use of available space. Waste operators can offer a quicker, quieter and more cost-effective service. Recycling rates improve and local environments can be kept cleaner for longer. And residents are happier with their surroundings and services. By combining the imagination of planners and architects with the innovation of Plastic Omnium’s underground waste management systems, the Mayor of London’s 50,000 new affordable homes can deliver savings, service improvements, cleaner neighbourhoods and more contented residents: a real result for everyone.
Wheeled bins made by SULO, part of Plastic Omnium, received Blue Angel Enviro Cert
Wheeled bins made by SULO, part of Plastic Omnium Environment, have received coveted Blue Angel environmental certification.
The world-leading range of two- and four-wheeled waste bins have been recognised for their low-impact environmental credentials, including the use of 80% post-consumer recycled material during their production.
The certification was awarded by the German Environment Agency and is the most sought-after environmental label in the world. The award of the Blue Angel certificate is based on the strictest of criteria and includes annual assessments of the products’ material composition, corporate standards such as staff qualifications, quality management processes and environmental protection.
The certification covers two-wheeled bins with a capacity of 60, 80, 90, 110, 120, 140, 240 and 360 litres, and four-wheeled 1100 litre bins with either flat or domed lids.
Commenting on the award, Richard Gregg, Managing Director of Plastic Omnium Urban Systems Ltd, which distributes SULO products to the British market, said:
“We are delighted that our environmental commitment has been recognised by the award of Blue Angel certification. It is a great honour and a welcome acknowledgement that our SULO bins conform to the highest quality standards whilst using a minimum of 80% recycled materials in their manufacture.
“The Blue Angel label builds on SULO’s RAL certification of quality – an industry-recognised standard which ensures that product quality is consistently maintained - and means that organisations requiring sustainable waste management solutions need no longer choose between quality and being environmentally-friendly: SULO’s bins bring these two vital considerations together.”
As well as being environmentally friendly, tough and durable, SULO’s Blue Angel Certified wheeled bins’ combine 80% recycled material and 20% new material. In addition to the products’ grey body the lid of the two-wheeled and four wheeled bin and “lid in lid” option are available in a choice of 15 different colours.
Richard Gregg continued:
“Whether in commercial or domestic use, the demands made on large capacity waste bins are substantial. They need to be able to withstand rugged treatment over a sustained period of time and until now the industry has been cautious about accepting the use of recycled materials in their manufacture.
“But now, SULO and its parent company Plastic Omnium Environment have devised a range of products that are as robust as their predecessors, whilst minimising their environmental impact through the increased use of recycled materials.
“We have thoroughly tested the range in our research and development facility, and now the award of prestigious Blue Angel certification confirms that the SULO range is both tough and green.
“Each product in the Sulo range is therefore ideal for local authorities and for waste collection businesses who wish to seek sustainable, environmentally-friendly and high quality waste management solutions”.