No One Wants Rubbish Bins at their Front Door

Today I am going to talk to you about rubbish bins, and rubbish collection. Rubbish is not the most sophisticated topic for a blog, however, it is probably one of the most talked-about topics during projects. This applies to schools, residential, subdivisions, or commercial. How to deal with rubbish and recycling can make or break the project.

There is nothing worse for us than going to a new client’s house after they have designed their dream home and asking, have you thought about where you would like to put the rubbish bins? The look of shock on their faces and as the conversation goes on, they realise that they are going to have 3 bins lined up right next to their front door. Now, this is not the best solution, no one wants rubbish at the front door.

The same can be said for subdivisions or retail and commercial developments. People do not want to walk past the smelly bins. They do not want to sit at the café which is next to the bin store. Just like tenants will be frustrated and inconvenienced by not being able to access rubbish removal. However, they do need to be easily accessed and in a place that is easy and convenient.

So, What Does this Mean?

When designing places, weather homes, commercial developments, or schools. It needs to function. Good design is when function meets aesthetics. The space feels and looks amazing and things like a convenient place to easily take out the bins can make you love or hate a place.

What Can you Do?

You are at the point where you are starting to plan your dream home. After reading this you want to make sure you don’t end up with rubbish bins at the front door. Your site and early planning can make all the difference. You need to think about.

  • What type of site do you have?
  • How big is this site and how big will the house be?
  • What are the local government rules?
  • What is the estate or subdivision rules?
  • Can a rubbish truck reach the location where the bins are going to go?

These are all questions you need to ask right at the beginning of the design when you are planning where the house, buildings, and roads are going. These practical considerations can make or break the success of a project. If you need help with some of the practical aspects of your design, then give us a call.