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Yes, as the bin is a modular design it allows for easy replacement of individuals panels if they get damaged or customisation is required after original purchase. This is also an aspect that makes them a cost-effective option over time. Most bins available on the market would need to be entirely replaced if a section of it had been damaged which can become expensive.
The cheapest Athens Bin Enclosure is the powder coated base with either an open top or the cube cover.

Although they may not be cheaper than other bin enclosures on the market, they are the most cost-effective solution over time. The careful design and manufacture of the Athens bin enclosure suite ensures sustainability and the longest lasting units on the market. Also, with a modular design, it allows for individual panels to be replaced if they are damaged. Other brands of bin enclosures would require the whole bin to be replaced which would be a great expense that could be avoided by purchasing an Athens bin enclosure.

It is highly recommended that the Athens bin enclosures are bolted down to keep them rigid and avoid them being knocked over and being damaged. If bolting down is not possible, we can supply portable bases for them.
Yes, custom signage is available to place on the bin enclosure. Also, customisation of features on the outside of the bin enclosure doors such as logos and custom colours is available upon request. See the custom Athens Bin Enclosure examples here.
The most effective way to make waste separation really obvious is through the use of signage and different colours. There is a range of waste separation signage available to specifically for the Athens Bin Enclosures which also fit within the solid rectangle fronts on the panels of the Laser Cut base options. The signage options include landfill, organics, paper & cardboard, recycling and soft plastics. View the range of Waste Separations Signage options here.

There are also coloured chute and door options that distinctively show the different waste separation streams. This includes Red for Waste, Yellow for Recycling and Blue for Paper & Cardboard. It is important with bins that are accessible from all 4 sides, that appropriate signage and coloured are also visible from all 4 sides.

We can also custom colour a complete bin which makes for very obvious waste separation.

The best cover on the Athens Bin Enclosures to keep birds out is the curved cover waste streams or the cube top. This is because there is only two sides with a small opening, making it difficult for birds to make their way inside the bin.

Any bin with a cover does also reduce the likeliness of birds finding their way inside the bin and getting to the rubbish. These include the curved cover, and the sloping cover options.

Asset 3 10 Covered top does not overhang base - can create ‘bank’ of multiple bins. 7 3-fold corner sections - extra strong 12 20mm covered top posts 11 All-in-one slider. No grooves for rubbish, dust and grime to collect in. 6 No weld modular construction 5 Heavy 2mm wall thickness 4 Wide and long striker to stop door bowing or becoming uneven 3 Heavy duty quarter turn camlock - can be customised 2 100% Australian made 14 Standard & custom signage printed in-house 1 Heavy duty stainless steel hinges 8 3mm thickness covertop 13 Multiple shapes & styles 9 Heavy duty steel Waste & Recycle surrounds - can be fitted later.

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Wheelie Bin Enclosure
Alternative Alternative
Wheelie Bin Enclosure
Heavy duty stainless steel hinges
Light duty chrome hinges
100% Australian made
Imported from Asia
Heavy duty quarter turn camlock – can be customised
Low quality tri-lock lock
Wide and long striker to stop door bowing
or becoming uneven
Small striker tabs that cause the door to bow and become
loose, eventually breaking
Heavy 2mm wall thickness, Zincanneal sheet
& premium powder coat finish
Imported 1.6mm steel, no anti-corrosion coatings, low quality
powder coat
No-weld, modular construction – complete base unit has
no welds. Sides can be individually replaced if required
Welded or riveted construction – weak, easily damaged, any
damage will require the complete bin to be replaced
3-fold corner sections – extra strong
Single fold and rivet construction – weak, easily damaged
3mm thickness covered top
2mm thickness covered top – easily bent, sags
Heavy duty steel waste & recycling chutes, supported
by heavy duty posts – can be fitted after install too
Plastic or light duty steel chute with no inner support.
No covered top overhang
– can create ‘bank’ of multiple bins
Some tops over hang the base meaning it can
only be used as a single bin
All-in-one slider, no grooves, very easy to clean
Drop in riveted slider that collects rubbish, dust and
is used to butt-out cigarettes. Very hard to clean
20mm covered top posts
Maximum 12mm posts, weak and causes covered top to droop
Multiple shapes & styles
Limited options available
Standard or custom signage printed in-house
Signage by others can be a hassle

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