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Wheelie bins set to be replaced by new ‘superbins’

Wheelie bins set to be replaced by new ‘superbins’

Wheelie bins have certainly had a glow up

Wheelie bins are somewhat an iconic part of British culture - You can almost always guarantee someone will be floating about inside one at raves and festivals, while others choose to carry their things inside them while moving into their uni digs.

But soon, our favourite non-rubbish-related wheelie bin moments may become a thing of the past as ‘superbins’ are set to be rolled out. Check out the new 'superbins' here:

These non-transportable communal bins collect rubbish which falls three metres underground away from above-ground animals and birds like foxes and seagulls’ prying eyes.

These huge vessels can store up to a week’s worth of rubbish from 20 homes - while a typical wheelie bin can only store two black bin bags weighing up to 55kg.

Yep, our wheelie bins have had a glow up.

While they’re not exactly viral-moment material like our wheelie bin counterparts, they’re certainly practical.

Our wheelie bins have had a glow up.

So far, the ‘superbins’ have been successfully trialled in residential areas of Liverpool, but could soon be rolled out to other corners of the UK.

Liverpool City Council launched the trial in a bid to improve communities from fly tipping and pest issues.

The trial, which cost around £1.5m to launch, has been designed as a cleaner waste solution for 27,000 terraced homes in the city.

Forget about forgetting which bin collection day your street has - each of the sleek new bins is made from steel and reinforced plastic, and even has its own nifty alarm sound to notify you that it’s full. 

Traditional wheelie bins have served more than just collecting our rubbish.
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This can then be emptied via a release system on the base of the ‘superbins’, which is thought to only take around 10 minutes to clear out.

As for where the next bins will be rolled out, there are a further 10 sites in Liverpool which will be installing them soon, while further city councils are looking to install the ‘superbins’ in their areas, too.

According to the Liverpool City Council, the 'superbins' are already installed on Battenburg Street, Kensington, and Carisbrooked Road, Walton.

They are thought to only take 10 mins to empty.
@lpoolcouncil / Twitter

The new bins are also set to be added to Maria Road and Selina Road, Walton, Moss Grove and Maud Street/Madelaine Street, Toxteth, Leopold Road, Empress Road, Toft Street and Saxony Road, Kensington, Hayfield Street, Anfield and Silverdale Avenue, Tuebrook.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, said that the scheme is part of an ambition to make Liverpool a 'zero-waste city'.

She wrote on Twitter: "Proud to see that the success of our underground super-bins could see the scheme rolled out across the U.K.

"My ambition is for Liverpool to be a zero-waste city and these bins will make a huge difference to the quality of life of our residents."

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Peter Alvey/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: UK News