People expect to be nearby, easy to spot, clean and accessible a litter bin.

Where should a bin be?

The position of a litter bin is crucial.

You’ll already know where those hotspots are in your area – outside fast-food outlets or pubs, near schools or bus stops, car parks or vacant land. Anywhere that people congregate, there’s a chance that litter will follow.
Equally, some places are less suitable for bins. That could be down to access, obstruction issues and lack of visibility – or because there’s a higher risk of vandalism. Like in alleyways, for example.


While vibrant colors are very fashionable this year, before you dive into a sea of ​​colors, it’s worth knowing which color can have that effect.
For ex. blue is the color of the sky and the sea. We associate blue with safety and stability. It symbolizes hope, fidelity, wisdom, trust, intelligence, honor, truth.
It is also the color of peace and tranquility and precision.

Keep different types of bin together

A key part of litter prevention is encouraging people to think about where their waste should go.
If you have separate bins for recycling and general waste, sit them together to make it easy for people to do the right thing. Walking even a short distance between bins puts some people off, and could mean they’re more likely to litter

Empty before bins become part of the problem

Bins only work if they can be used. When they start to overflow, they can contribute to the litter problem.
Studies show that litter leads to more litter. If a bin is full, people are more likely to dump their rubbish next to it, or somewhere else.