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.
Plastic Omnium cleaning crew get busy across the UK
Despite freezing temperatures, torrential rain and even a little snow, Plastic Omnium’s specialist crew are giving a large number of underground waste management systems across the UK a thorough cleaning.
Throughout March, the two-man crew has been raising, emptying, jet-washing and lowering hundreds of Plastic Omnium’s market-leading underground systems.
Starting in Lambeth, in South London, the crew headed to Tower Hamlets, in East London, and on to South East London, before heading out of the capital. The month-long assignment will then culminate in a series of cleaning and maintenance demonstrations in other locations where underground waste containers are used.
Plastic Omnium’s hot wash cleaning service is offered to its local authority, registered social landlord and property management company clients. The cleaning, maintenance and repairs service can also be engaged to service underground waste management systems previously installed by other suppliers.
Each cleaning crew is supported by a purpose-built truck, which carries a fully enclosed hot washing facility supplied from a large on board water tank, and a hydraulic crane which is used to lift each underground container into and out of the truck. Plastic Omnium’s cleaning service ensures that the residents have a more enjoyable experience when using the underground waste storage container, while encouraging increased rates of recycling. Additionally the washing and maintenance programme offered by Plastic Omnium helps to prolong the system’s operational life.
Richard Gregg, managing director of Plastic Omnium Urban Systems, based in Oldbury, commented:
“We are delighted to offer our customers both old and new this washing and maintenance service. This is a great opportunity to ensure that your underground waste collection systems are clean, grime-free and operating perfectly.
“The systems are installed in an increasing number of wide-ranging urban environments and on behalf of local authorities, housing associations, property management companies and other private sector providers. Whilst our own customers usually receive this service as part of their ongoing contract with us, it is also available to those who have previously installed systems manufactured by other suppliers, but who now need the very best when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.
“As our team moves around the UK, we look forward to seeing clean and odourless underground waste management systems emerge from the gloom of the British winter.”
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.