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How to design with cleanliness in mind.
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Convenience is key
How to design with cleanliness in mind.

The cleanliness of any outdoor public space is a key indicator of its quality, so designing a clean park should be a top objective.

When a park feels inviting and well-kept, it not only affects surrounding property value, but also overall health and economic investment. The quality of public spaces also influences the satisfaction of people living in surrounding neighborhoods.

Here's how to design your public space with cleanliness in mind:

Understand the use of the space

Each location has unique conditions that will affect the success of your waste program. How many people will spend time in this space? Where will they hang out? Situate plenty of trash and recycling receptacles close to areas where people will gather. It's also important to know what types of materials people will be discarding.

Make it simple and convenient

Make recycling and trash receptacles easy to use and convenient to access. Accessibility further encourages people to properly dispose of their waste. Visitors should be able to immediately recognize where trash and recycling waste belongs.

Place recycling right next to trash

In most cases, recycling and trash bins should be placed right next to one another. When designed properly, visitors are more likely to separate their trash materials from their recycling. The further apart each bin is from the other, however, the greater your risk of cross-contamination, as many will simply use the first bin they come across. There should be a clear, visual distinction between bins.

Choose the right receptacle

Find receptacles that work best with your design and enable you to keep your public space as clean as possible. Anova offers commercial-grade receptacles in a variety of sizes, styles and lid options so you can keep even the highest-traffic public spaces litter free.

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