FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Can the waste bins be cleaned if, for example, coffee or tea is spilled on the lid?
Yes, the top of the lid is coated and can be cleaned with a slightly damp microfibre cloth. We advise you to do this at least twice a week in order to safeguard the appearance of your litter bin.
This coating has been extensively tested by us for cleaning dried-in stains from coffee, tea, chocolate, food and office waste. The coating we use is chosen with the utmost care and is a less environmentally damaging type that guarantees a longer and cleaner preservation of the litterbins. The rest of the bin is protected on the inside by the bin liner to be used, which is folded around the top edge, do not use biodegradable bin liners. The outside of the body can be cleaned with a dry microfibre cloth.
How sustainable are the waste bins?
The sustainable waste bins from Afvalbox are made from kraftliner cardboard for which no forests have been felled, but for which trees are grown. The waste bin is sustainably (CO2 negative) produced, extremely strong and, after years of use, also 100% recyclable. You can find more product information via Product info.
Which garbage bags should be used in the waste bin?
You will find various suppliers of recyclable garbage bags in various types and lengths on the internet. Take the size 80 / length. The length must be at least 10 to 20 cm longer than the height of the container. In addition, it is also possible to use smaller waste bags with the size 60 / length dimension, for which special hanging brackets are available which rest in the handles of the bin. The waste bags for the waste bins of 60 cm, 80 cm and 97 cm are among others available at KBL, JIP & Boma (B)
The sizes of the bin liners to be used are:
for the height of 60 cm take 70x110 70 my
for the height of 80 cm take 80x110 70 my
for the height of 97 cm take 80x120 70 my
How strong are these waste bins?
The waste bins are so strong that the basic model can carry a load of up to 400 kg. Moreover, no dents can occur on the side, such as with metal waste bins. The waste bins of Afvalbox are more robust.
Can the waste bins also be used outside?
No, the waste bins are not suitable for standing outside.
How long do the waste bins last?
The waste bins of Afvalbox have been in existence for five years. They have been placed at various locations and are not yet due for replacement. The estimated lifespan is approximately four to five years with normal use, after which they can be 100% recycled as old paper.
Can the waste bins stand on a damp floor?
Persistent moisture at the bottom of the waste bins influences the strength. For waste bins that are placed on a damp floor, we recommend placing them in a specially made dolly so that they remain dry at all times.
Are the waste bins a fire hazard?
The waste bins are not easily flammable, because the walls consist of solid multi-layer tightly glued kraftliner cardboard (this is comparable to glued wooden panels). In terms of fire resistance requirements, the waste bins fall under design elements (furniture), whereby during the creation of this site no specific regulations and requirements have been drawn up for the time being.
For which waste streams can the waste bins be used?
The waste bins can be used for various waste streams such as: paper, residual waste, organic, PMD, cups, batteries, plastic, ink cartridges, etc.
What belongs in which waste bin?
If there is any doubt about which waste should go in which bin, then enter your waste type on:
APPEARANCE AND MAINTENANCE
Can the waste bins be obtained in a color other than the basic color?
The waste bins can be sprayed in any desired color, but then they are no longer durable and circular. You can decorate or personalize the waste bins with our environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable stickers that are produced without harmful substances.
Can you apply stickers to the waste box yourself?
Because our environmentally friendly stickers are based on paper with a non-environmentally harmful glue layer, they are sensitive to temperature changes and humidity.
If you want to apply stickers to the litter box yourself, you should take the following into account: Once you have received and unpacked the stickers, they cannot be applied directly to the Waste Box. They should be stored in the same room as the bin for about 24 hours, to allow them to adapt to the climate. After this they can be placed on the litter bin and you can also place the litter bins without problems in any other rooms with a different climate.
Which versions of the waste box are available?
The standard height size is 60, 80 or 97 cm, the labeling indicates the desired waste flow. The range is regularly expanded. Look here for all versions. Do you have specific wishes? Let them know via our contact form.
How can I order
You can place your order via the contact form or by mail: email@example.com If you would like to be advised by us in advance, please contact us during office hours. So that we can properly advise you and our delivery fully meets your needs.
What is the delivery time of the waste bins from Afvalbox?
We strive to deliver your order within approx. 5 to 10 business days in the Netherlands. Do you want to receive your delivery faster? Then contact us by telephone.
Can one also rent waste bins for a specific period?
No, we only sell waste bins, because of the favorable market price rental is not an interesting solution for any of the parties.
Who has the copyright?
The copyright for the Waste box with all related accessories lies with A.A. Groeneweg, the owner of Afvalbox.
The complete Waste Box concept is protected by copyright, counterfeiting is expressly prohibited.