Are Sensor Bins Worth Investing In?

Are Sensor Bins Worth Investing In?

We’ve all been there. You go to put something in your kitchen or office bin, then your hand touches something sticky. Ugh. Bins aren’t the most hygienic of things to begin with. However, what if you could make waste disposal germ-free and hands-free? You can with sensor bins.

How Do Sensor Bins Work?

Sensor bins have an infrared sensor which detects movement. So all you need to do is wave your hand over the sensor and voila, the bin opens. No need to touch the lid or accidentally touch any of the bin’s contents. Just easy and hygienic access to your bin. The bin lid will usually stay open for a few seconds to give you time to dispose of your waste.

Why Should I Buy a Sensor Bin?

It’s more hygienic

Because you don’t have to actually touch the bin, you won’t get any nasty germs on your hands. That means you won't transfer them onto worktops and door handles. Sensor bins are much more hygienic for your home and family.

They’re durable and great value for money

Sensor bins are generally made from durable stainless steel. This means they’re built to last. The features a sensor bin has can mean it costs more. However, think of it as an investment you’ll make far fewer times than if you buy a cheap low-quality bin.

Sensor bins look great

If you want to keep up appearances in your modern kitchen or professional office, sensor bins are a great choice. Sleek and stylish with fingerprint-proof technology, these bins have style and substance.

What Should I Look for When Buying a Sensor Bin?

How much capacity do you need?

If you want to reduce the number of trips to your outdoor wheelie bin, the size of your bin matters. As a general guide:

  • 30-40-litre bins are great for small households;
  • 40-50 litre bins work for families of up to four people;
  • 50+ litre bins are best for larger households.

What are you looking for from a bin?

It’s all good to invest in sensor bins because you love the idea of hands-free waste disposal. However, there are other factors to think about too, like:

If you don’t have a lot of space, do you need a slimline bin?

Do you need a dual-compartment bin so you can easily separate your recyclables?

Whichever bin you choose, it has to work for you.

Our Best-Selling Sensor Bins

EKO Mirage Sensor Recycling Bin

Just got a brand new kitchen? You’ll love this bin. It’s made from brushed stainless steel and has a fingerprint-proof coating. Its slim design means it can fit into tight spaces, yet it still provides two inner compartments and a generous 40-litre capacity.

Eko Sensor Bin - 35 Litre

This is one of the best sensor bins for busy family kitchens. It’s got the all-important fingerprint-proof (read kid-proof) technology. The lift-off lid has an easy-clip mechanism to make emptying and cleaning easier. Then there’s the generous 35-litre capacity which means you get to spend more time with the family and less time making trips to your outdoor bin!

Simplehuman Butterfly Sensor Bin

There’s no getting away from it, rubbish can be smelly. If you want to keep your home or office smelling sweet, this bin is just what you need. Aside from looking great with its unique butterfly aperture, its plastic liner has an odour filter. Hygienic waste disposal at its best for the home or workplace.