Bin Selection Guide - Hideaway Bins

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Bin Selection Guide

When it comes to choosing the right bin for your project, there are several factors to consider. To help you find the right Hideaway bin, please follow the steps below.

CHOOSE BUCKET SIZE

This is the most important decision. Hideaway Bins have buckets available in 15, 20, 35, 40 & 50L.

A smaller 15 or 20L bucket is suitable for smaller spaces, couples or small families. A large family might choose to have larger 35L or 40L buckets.

For Commercial applications, such as recycling centre's or offices with a large number of staff, a 40 or 50L bucket is recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOOSE NUMBER OF BUCKETS

After you have chosen your preferred bucket size, think about whether you want a single bin for waste only, or a double bucket configuration for waste and recycling.

When more than 2 buckets are required, it may be possible to install a combination of single and/or double bins to achieve the right combination of buckets to suit your needs.

 

 

 

 

CHOOSE PULL TYPE

The "Pull Type" depends on whether you want to hide your bin behind a hinge door, or if you want the door panel fixed to the front of your bin. 

The most popular is the DOOR PULL which allows a one step action. The bin is accessible by simply pulling open the cabinet door, which is attached to the door bracket of the Hideaway Bin. This means one hand is used to open the bin, and the other hand is free to dispose of the waste. 

Some Hideaway Bins are available in a HANDLE PULL option when a bin needs to be mounted behind a hinged door. This features an inbuilt handle at the front of the bin to pull open the unit.

SELECT TOP OR BASE MOUNT

Choose whether you want to install your bin at bench height (TOP MOUNT), or whether you need it mounted to the bottom of your cabinets (BASE MOUNT), which is typical for under sink installations.

Most Hideaway Bins have the option of being mounted directly under the benchtop. This means the bins are at the optimal height for clearing waste directly off the benchtop. This reduces the amount of bending required when disposing of waste, since your waste bin is one of the things you use most often in the kitchen. 

Top mounting also gives more design flexibility. Because the bin does not need to mount to the sides of a cabinet, the cabinet width does not need to be an exact match to the bin width, meaning cabinetry can be custom designed to suit your home.

In other applications, such as for a Laundry Hamper, the BASE MOUNT version is more ergonomic as it is easier to lift the hamper up and out of the bin.

SELECT THE BIN THAT WILL FIT YOUR CABINET WIDTH

If you are installing a bin into existing cabinets, or have limited space, this may be a critical factor. You can filter the Hideaway Bins range into one of the following sizes - 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm to help narrow down the selection of bins that will fit into your cabinet.

Please note that the cabinet widths mentioned are the external width of the cabinet. To calculate the internal width, you must deduct the thickness of cabinet side panels. Typically these panels are 16mm thick. For example, a 350mm cabinet will typically have an internal measurement of 318mm (350mm - 16mm - 16mm).

Because many Hideaway Bins can be top mounted, the width of the bin does not need to be an exact match to the width of the cabinet.

 

CHOOSE YOUR BIN COLOUR

Hideaway Bins offer 3 colour options. All models are available in Arctic White, while selected models in the ranges below are available in Ghost Grey or Cinder.

The Hideaway Compact range is available in Arctic White or Cinder colour options.

The Hideaway Soft Close range is available in Arctic White or Ghost Grey. 

The Concelo range is available in Arctic White or Cinder colour options.

Arctic White is the most common choice, as it generally matches the colour of the carcass (the internal parts of the cabinetry) while the Cinder colour matches the modern trend for dark grey kitchen components.