A new window on waste bins for golf courses
Story published at 9:30, Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Golf courses and sports grounds plagued by wildlife rifling through traditional metal cage waste bins or faced with ongoing repair and maintenance costs for timber bins will be excited by the launch of a new range of alternatives in PVC-U.
The new range of waste bins is being manufactured by PVC-U specialists Liversidge Windows, based in Oldham, and uses the same PVC-U panels and sections which have long been used to produce low maintenance, high performance windows and doors.
Owner Ian Liversidge came up with the idea when he saw the mess which wildlife were making on his local course by going into the existing metal cage bins, and decided that he could do better.
He realised that by using the frames and corner sections which would normally be used to manufacture windows along with PVC panels and a hinged lid, he could produce bins which would be resistant to wildlife and at the same time practical, attractive and maintenance free.
His prototype proved so successful that the first of the new bins have now been installed at Crompton and Royton Golf Club in Oldham with more to follow, each one sponsored by a club member.
Ian says: “The bins overcome all of the problems associated with traditional waste bins. They are partly sunk into the ground so are vandal resistant, they have a hinged lid which keeps the rubbish contained but means it is still easy to remove the retaining bag, and crucially they need no maintenance.”
At Crompton and Royton the bins have been manufactured in a mahogany wood grain finish but Liversidge can offer the bins in virtually any colour to blend with their surroundings or even to match the team colours of a particular sports ground.
Prices are dependent on sizing, colour and volume but start at £250 for a 480 x 480 x 850cm model.
Crompton and Royton Golf Club www.cromptonandroytongolfclub.co.uk