Knife amnesty across the UK

October 11, 2017

Knife Amnesty Week was launched in July this year; a nationwide campaign to help reduce and prevent knife crime.

So, what is it? A knife amnesty is a police driven initiative to get knives and other sharp weapons off our streets. During a knife amnesty, people can hand in their knives at designated locations without any repercussions.

The idea for a knife amnesty began in 2015 and has continued as a result of its success; constabularies and national police authorities are still encouraging people to dispose of their knives with no questions asked to make communities safer.

Based on our flagship Barnsley Bin, our Knife Amnesty Bin is manufactured from 2mm galvanised steel and built to last. The 30-litre internal liner is small enough to be carried, but big enough to allow the collection of multiple knives before it needs to be emptied.

This unit is manufactured with universal, anti-vandal padlock hasps to the door; this allows a secure padlock to be fitted to the bin. This system prevents break-ins using bolt croppers, and the stainless steel rod hinges have five point welded tie sections and an anti-crowbar return to prevent any unwanted access.

Internal panels (baffle) and one-way chute system ensure that the knives fall into the liner and can’t be retrieved once they have been deposited.

A sloping top is built in to the design of this unit to prevent anti-social behaviour such as sitting or standing on the top of the unit or any litter being left on the lid.

Our Knife Amnesty Bin can be powder coated in any of our standard steel coating colours; red is our most popular colour to make the unit stand out.

We’d love to hear about your knife amnesty campaign, how many knives you collected or what sort of interesting ideas you had to dispose of the knives you collected. We loved reading about Project Zao in Derbyshire, which saw the creation of an angel sculpture, read more at

Social media is a great way to communicate your campaign and we’re more than willing to help the cause! When you have your knife amnesty bins all set up and ready to go, why not tweet us at @Litter_Bins or tag us on Facebook and we’ll spread the word to our followers!

If you would like to enquire about our knife amnesty bins, feel free to give us a call on 01226 352333 or send us an email to

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