Excuse me a moment to infodump re bins?
We need to improve the site bins in general, replace busted lids, get more, etc etc. Metalshop also has a need for some manageable method of ‘steel goes here’ cos any bin like that gets unreasonably heavy very quick.
At one point we had scrappies keep a skip on site. We could do it again with a smaller unit in the bin area, but we would have to make sure people properly understand its for metal only. That way they come collect it for us (but we dont get paid for the scrap unless we bring it to them).
If we’re getting more bins, we should stick to the australian standard:
I don’t have a copy of that one currently but heres a ref image someone made:
I believe theres also a convention starting around purple lids for glass only.
Theres also some conventions for spill kits, they seem to be all yellow.
So colour wise, full colour bins for specialty purposes? The standard is mostly around black/green body and colored lid. All yellow for spill kit, All orange/brown/purple/black/white seem to be available in that they’re not on an existing standard/convention.
I would suggest orange/brown/white for cans & refundable deposit containers. Either full or just the lid.
We normally buy this stuff from PIP:
We really should get some kind of bin lifter:
I proposed one about 5 years ago ($20k unit for $1k) but it got voted down. Lately feels like sentiment has changed.
Theres one in gladstone at the moment for an affordable price ($2k) but obv have to transport.
6hr drive each way, kinda rough. doable.
We could build one but its ‘yet-another-project’. Maybe @Zanshin could do some magic lol.
If we get some kind of not-wheelie-bin for scrap metal, we should make sure its compatible with some form of bin lifter.
One final thought, we originally went with 80L bins because they would fit under our benches at the time. that never eventuated. These days, i would probably opt for 120L, the next size up. especially if we had a lifter.
We should have no bins on site that don’t have wheels. Too hard to deal with them.