The sight of ugly trash bins in scenic parks certainly mars the natural beauty. Bryant Park Litter Receptacles and Recycling Bins put an end to the eyesores and appear as inspirational pieces that urge us to be responsible citizens. The bins come in three variations, one for general trash, one for papers and one for cans and bottles. The linear detailing, colors and operational slits match the function of each bin.
- Plain detailing on the petal castings with a fern green color coating is used for the trash units.
- Linear detailing that relates to the shape of the opening for newspapers and magazines, with a lime green color coating is used for paper recycling units.
- Organic detailing that relates to the shape of the opening for bottles and cans, with a blue color coating is used for the plastic and metals recycling units.
- The outer basket or petals are powder-coated aluminum castings supported together by powder coated inner-ring ductile-iron castings.
- The flip-up hinges and lid are made from fabricated and spun stainless steel plate.
- The inner liner that contains the standard plastic trash bags comes in two versions, expanded steel mesh or rotationally molded polyethylene.
- The units are heavy duty but are lightweight, easy to use and move around.
- The molds for the branded petals have loose parts that allow for the customization of the branded petals and can include other park names or logos.
Ignacio Ciocchini for the Bryant Park Corporation in New York designed this line of litter receptacles but the units are commercial products that are for sale to be used in other urban areas or parks. Other parks in New York, like Herald Square Park, Greeley Square Park and sections of Broadway Boulevard, are already using it and several parks in the United States are currently considering its use.
Designer: Ignacio Ciocchini for the Bryant Park Corporation in New York