BinSpring being trialled

BinSpring in action.

Have you noticed any new metal springs on your wheelie bins lately? These are part of the Brighton Council’s new trial for bin springs – gravity-fed clips designed to keep bin lids closed after collection. The clips should assist in reducing spilled bins, unpleasant odours escaping from the bin, and general damage to your bins.

The clips are made from 100% recycled material and attach to the back of the bin lid. They use gravity and a torsion spring to flip the bin lid back into place after collection. BinSprings are currently being trialled in our local area and if the trial is successful, will be distributed to all households in the Brighton Municipality.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how the innovative gadgets work head to