MLB/160 Eco Metal Litter Bin

Product Code: MLB/160/ECO/WEB


160 litres

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This 160-litre metal litter bin is part of our eco-friendly street bin range,  an alteration of our standard MLB litter bins with an improved ecological manufacturing process:

  • 50% reduction in energy consumptions
  • 100% reduction in welding times
  • 56% reduction in paint consumption
  • 28.5% reduction in raw materials consumed
  • 36% in transport reduction
  • 22% reduction in steel
  • 20% reduction in oven curing temperatures
  • 25% recycled steel used in its manufacturing

Find out more about this eco bin below:

12-Year Anti-Perforation Warranty 2-Year Parts & Labour Guarantee Galvanised Steel

About the MLB/160 Eco Metal Litter Bin

The 160-litre MLB Eco Metal Litter Bin

Manufactured using 2mm hot-dipped coated galvanised steel (BSEN10327) and powder coated in your choice of RAL colour, your MLB/160 guarantees extreme durability with rust and corrosion-resistant qualities. So you don’t have to worry about your bin getting damaged in bad weather. You can read more about the benefits of galvanised steel here.

The 160-litre size provides generous waste capacity to reduce the need for frequent emptying. We also know how important it is to have an outdoor bin with a lid. You can choose from a standard lid for a subtle, simplistic design. Or a pitched lid, ideal for stopping the collection of rainwater and people leaving waste on top of the unit.

The MLB/160 Eco contains a single-hinged door, using concealed full-length, large-diameter stainless steel rod pivot hinges with frictionless bushes to the top and bottom. And with additional fixing in the centre of the rod, you have an extremely sturdy bin that will stay in place.

The self-locking door that includes a stainless steel slam lock fixed with anti-tamper bolts means operatives don’t have to worry about whether they’ve locked the unit after emptying, and no unwanted critters or pedestrians will be able to gain access.

This unit contains two large, open apertures for effortless waste disposal and easy emptying.

Looking for a bigger unit? Check out our 224-litre bin. Or if you’re looking to size down, we have a 90-litre and 112-litre unit.

And if you’re looking for a bin with two separate waste streams, we’ve got you covered there, too.

Product Features

  • Made from galvanised steel for excellent durability and rust corrosion resistance.
  • Self-locking door and anti-tamper bolts for ultimate security against vandals and critters.
  • Comes with a standard lid or pitched lid to stop the collection of rainwater or waste.
  • Generous waste capacity to reduce frequent emptying.
  • An eco-friendly bin that reduces its impact on the environment during manufacturing.

What are eco-friendly bins?

Ecologically-friendly bins can be defined by their sustainable manufacturing techniques. With your eco-friendly bin, you’re letting the Earth heal by reducing carbon emissions and reducing the use of raw materials. They’re sustainable waste solutions for a planet that needs your contribution.

We use our passion and expertise to produce them, so you can revel in all the environment-friendly glory.



Capacity Height Width Depth Weight
160 litres 955mm 403mm 765mm 66kg


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2 Year Parts & Labour Guarantee

All of our products come with a 2 year parts and labour guarantee as standard.

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12 Year Anti-Perforation Warranty

Our Galvanised steel products feature a 12 year anti-perforation warranty as standard. This guarantees the surface of our products from rusting through completely.


We manufacture all of our products from scratch at our factory in South Yorkshire. Each item is handcrafted to the highest specification, with lots of Wybone TLC.

We estimate that this item will be with you within TBC from receipt of payment. Large quantity orders may be subject to an extended lead time during busy periods.

Orders placed before 1PM are processed the same working day, otherwise they are processed the next working day.

Configure the MLB/160 Eco Metal Litter Bin


MLB/160 Eco Metal Litter Bin

MLB/160 Eco Metal Litter Bin in black with gold lettering (image 2).

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  • What is this metal bin manufactured from?

    This litter bin is manufactured from 2mm hot dipped galvanised steel, primed and powder coated in your choice of RAL colour. A large aperture to the front & back side maximises the 160 litre capacity; we’ve reduced the internal litter deflectors to create the increased capacity. The large apertures are big enough to dispose of a 16 inch pizza box!

  • Does this bin come with any warranties?

    As with all Wybone galvanised steel litter bins, the MLB/112 comes with a standard 1 year parts and labour guarantee with a 10 year anti-perforation warranty; this guarantees the surface of the litter bin from rusting through completely.

  • How do I empty this metal bin?

    The MLB/160 comes with a slam lock as standard, and can be opened using a T shaped universal Budget Lock Key. The internal L3 Galvanised Steel Liners feature handles on two sides to make removing and emptying a more convenient task. Once the bin has been emptied, a gentle push on the door will lock it in place.

  • Can I customise this metal bin?

    We offer a flexibility rarely seen in the manufacturing industry; this enables us to meet our customers’ requirements. Shaped apertures can help the user identify what waste should be deposited, with optional artwork available to promote recycling. We offer all standard WRAP iconography but if you’re looking for something bespoke, we have the design team to do so – just let us know what you require!

    Additional extras include steel beading riveted onto the bin powder coated in gold as standard, or decorative perforations that have been punched out of all sides to discourage fly posting. If you’re thinking of using your litter bins for advertising, we can simply fit a frame to the bin where artwork can be clipped into place. You could opt for advertising panels that are cut out of the bin with a pocket to hold an advert inside with a sheet of polycarbonate. Both of these are available in an A3 or A4 size.

  • How do I install this metal bin?

    This bin comes with a pre-drilled base for ground fixing; we recommend using RAWL bolts but we do have other fixing options available.

  • Where can I put this metal bin?

    This eco-friendly galvanised steel bin is ideal for outdoor areas like towns and cities. Whether it’s outside a shopping centre, an airport or a post office, the choice is yours!

  • What is galvanised steel?

    Galvanised steel is the process of taking standard steel and coating it in zinc. This offers a protective layer that prevents rusting. The most common form of galvanisation is hot-dipped galvanising, something we do for many of our steel products. The main differences between standard galvanising and hot-dipped galvanising is that standard galvanising offers a smooth finish. Hot-dipped galvanising involves dipping steel in molten zinc, offering a rough surface finish.

  • Will galvanised steel rust?

    Galvanised steel isn’t immune to rust – it will eventually happen. But this form of steel is known for its resistance against rust that you can’t find in other materials. Galvanised steel guarantees a rust-free product for a long time.

  • How galvanised steel is made

    Galvanised steel is made by taking standard steel and coating it in zinc. The most common method of zinc coating is hot-dipped galvanising, which involves coating the steel in a molten zinc bath.

  • What are the benefits of powder coating?

    Powder coating has several benefits that make it better than traditional liquid paint. We’ve highlighted four notable strengths of powder coating below:


    Powder coating is a preferable option compared to traditional liquid paint because, once the coating has been cured, it forms a protective barrier on the applied unit, far more durable than a unit that’s coated with liquid paint. Its solid texture means it has higher resistance against scuffs, scratches, corrosion and colour discolouration/fading.

    For our outdoor litter bins, this is crucial. Our steel litter bins are manufactured using galvanised steel – this already provides excellent durability. But the powder-coated finish offers that additional protective barrier, ensuring our bins are left unharmed by extreme weather and frequent use.

    Environmentally friendly

    Powder coating is an environmentally friendly process because excess powder can be recycled and reused for future applications, significantly minimising waste. At Wybone, we powder coat all our steel products in a sealed environment, reducing the risk of air pollution.

    Powder coating also contains reduced volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when compared to other coatings like paint. These are harmful gases that are formed by high vapour pressure that can irritate the eyes, nose and throat of those that are frequently exposed to these tools.


    Since powder coating has the added benefits of durability and versatility, this contributes to the longevity of the unit it’s applied to. This means you’re less likely to empty your wallets to fix or replace a damaged product. In fact, we’re so confident in our powder coating process, we offer a 10-year anti-perforation warranty on all our steel litter bins.

    Powder coating is also more time-efficient compared to liquid paint – it can be applied and finished in just one application. Paint, however, would likely need multiple coatings for a full application finish.


    We understand the importance of high-quality, bespoke litter bins. After all, they’ll be a part of towns, parks and communal areas for years to come. That’s why our products are highly customisable! Powder coating is known for its versatility, which makes it a useful tool for our litter bins; they come in different shapes and sizes, and powder coating always guarantees a strong, colourful finish.

    Whether it’s a gloss, matte or metallic finish, powder coating can be applied with almost any colour in mind. And our powder-coated litter bins are no exception.

  • Advantages of galvanised steel

    Total protection

    With hot dip galvanising, every millimetre of the steel it touches is galvanised, which means the hot dip galvanising process reaches areas inaccessible to other similar processes for preventing rusting and corrosion.

    Less maintenance

    Using the hot dip galvanising process ensures it will never shrink or crack because it is metallurgically bonded to the steel it protects. It also offers superior resistance to abrasion and water.

    More cost-effective

    Even in cases where the initial cost of hot dip galvanising is higher than alternative coatings, hot dip galvanising is more cost-effective in the long term because it lasts longer and needs less maintenance.

    You can read more about the advantages of galvanised steel here. 

  • I need more help with this bin

    If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call on 01226 352333 or send us an email to [email protected]