Wybone bins tackling seafront litter in Brighton & Hove

December 5, 2019

We’ve recently worked with Brighton & Hove Council and supplied over 200 LBV Triple Recycling Bins to be installed across Brighton’s seafront.

The council admitted to receiving complaints from the public for the lack of recycling opportunities on the seafront, which encouraged them to contact us here at Wybone to discuss external recycling possibilities.

The bins were required to collect three waste streams in one unit, identified by different colours to make their collection visible to users. However, these needed to be large enough to cope with the amount of waste the council collects over the busy summer months on the beach and promenade.

As these bins were intended to be placed in busy coastal locations, it was also essential that they were able to deal with extreme weather conditions and salty sea air, and wouldn’t deteriorate over time.

Our LBV Triple Recycling Bin is based on a traditional Victoriana design, manufactured from high impact glass fibre composite. Each separate compartment can hold a 140 litre wheelie bin, with internal dividers that prevent cross-contamination. Glass fibre composite is ideally suited for street furniture due to its strength and durability and is completely impervious to the elements.

This manufacturing process has been exclusively developed by us at Wybone, whereby a wooden carcass is sprayed with glass fibre resins. We filmed the entire process of how we made these bins for Brighton & Hove, take a look at our behind the scenes video!

Part of the council’s new project to offer more public recycling opportunities, these ‘heritage’ style bins have been designed in Brighton Borough blue to collect plastic bottles and cans, Hove Borough maroon to collect glass and black for general waste.

There are over 100 bins already in place that mainly cover the stretch across the Brighton and Hove promenade, with more planned before the end of the year.

Ian Greene, Head of Fleet at Brighton & Hove Council told us why they got in touch with us and how the bins are working on the seafront so far; “Since taking delivery of our new bins, we have seen a decrease in littering on our seafront. Our motivation behind these bins was to standardise their look to reflect the city’s seafront heritage and promote recycling.

Thanks to Wybone’s design team we have been able to provide a substantial statement that fits in perfectly with its surroundings. We are very pleased!”

It’s full steam ahead in our factory with production of the remaining recycling bins on-going until the Christmas shutdown.

If you would like to book a meeting with our sales team to discuss your recycling requirements, feel free to give us a call on 01226 352333 or send us an email to