University of Leeds, Yorkshire

Management at the University of Leeds took steps this year to improve their campus exterior. As part of this, the university decided to replace all pre-existing “powder coated” bins with Broxap’s stainless steel recycling units and litter bins.

Broxap designed, manufactured and installed a total of 45 recycling units and litter bins. 20 of these were the BX50 2550-QUAD Stainless Steel Derby Quad Recycling Unit, with the remaining 25 being the BX50 2550-SSS Derby Standard Litter Bin – Stainless Steel.

A key element in the decision to make such a substantial change, was their new campus wide “smoking ban”. Existing bins had in-built ash trays, which were to be removed on account of this new “smoke-free campus”. This smoking ban has been put in place to protect the overall health of students, and the University of Leeds hope to be pioneers in this move, paving the way for other universities to do the same.

In addition to this, the litter bins were manufactured using grade 316 stainless steel, thus making them a high specification product which is both robust and durable.

Broxap’s stainless steel litter bins, much like other bins in our range, come with a twelve year warranty, which is testament to our promise of longevity. This is also reiterated through the words of the client themselves. Who commented positively about both the bins’ aesthetics and most importantly, durability.

To further this comment, the installed bins are extremely aesthetically pleasing. The bins complement existing external works as well as their natural surroundings. Adorned with the University of Leeds crest, the litter bins use detailed laser cutting with coloured backing plates to display both text and imagery.

In addition to the laser cut elements, Broxap also created bespoke vinyl graphics, which portrayed a general waste “bag”. These bespoke vinyl elements were placed on the Stainless Steel Derby Litter Bin, which was a “general waste only” bin.

The bins installed at the University of Leeds showed the perfect balance between both aesthetics and practical elements, with the additional option of a “rodent bait base” featured discreetly at the base of the litter bin.

The introduction of recycling bins has also helped to improve the university’s green footprint too.

For more information, or to find out how you can improve your current refuse facilities, contact one of our sales advisers today.