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Soft close Hideaway Bins used for kitchen recycling stations at ASB head office in Wynyard Centre

Hideaway Bins recycling stations in ASB head office fit-out


For a prestigious banking company, it's vital to be seen to have the interests of clients at heart – and by extension the world that they inhabit.

When ASB moved its head office to a new building in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, recycling stations were always part of the agenda. There are three kitchens per floor, over five floors, and these were constructed by Sage Manufacturing.

Sage brought Hideaway Bins on board to supply the handy yet discreet recycling solutions required. Essentially, the integrated stations had to be very strong to withstand heavy daily use and at the same time be extremely easy to use so staff would fall into the habit of daily recycling.

The company supplied a series of Soft Close 50L Hideaway Bin units for each recycling station. Tucked away under the counter and sliding out smoothly when needed, their use soon became second nature to banking staff using the kitchens.

Hideaway Bins were ideal for the ASB project as they are made with the type of quality materials required to withstand a demanding commercial environment. The strong high grade steel frame-work is powder-coated for durability while the Soft Closing runners hold upwards of 47kg of weight dynamically. These over extend so the bucket can be easily removed from beneath the benchtop.


The buckets are a food grade polypropylene and come with a liner holder to keep the standard-sized bin liner in place. A friction-fitted lid seals the bins when closed, for odour control. This has a Clinikill anti-bacterial powder coating to fight bacteria, yeast and fungi, keeping the bins hygienic – vital in a high-use environment such as the ASB bank.

For further information, contact Hideaway Bins, (09) 426 7456, website:

First published date: 11 December 2015

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