2. Place bins side-by-side

2. Place bins side-by-side

As with twinning, bins that are placed back-to-back (such that the user must go around one bin to reach another) will result in higher cross-contamination since the user will be more inclined to use the bin that is closest to them. Bins that are placed side-by-side with the openings facing the same way will encourage proper use.

See below for examples of effective and ineffective bin placement.

Source (left): City of Toronto – 548.7 - Public Space Recycling Project Assessment (Phase I & 2) Source (right): Source: http://www.bttoronto.ca/2015/12/

Source (left): City of Toronto – 548.7 – Public Space Recycling Project Assessment (Phase I & 2)
Source (right): Source: http://www.bttoronto.ca/2015/12/