There are two fundamental locking issues with wheelie bins firstly a locking mechanism retaining the wheelie bin in its chosen location. This is to prevent the bin being stolen, misused and moving in high winds.

The second mechanism is to lock the lid so preventing the misuse of the wheelie bin either by the type of rubbish been deposited of the individual or organisation using the wheelie bin and to enable monitoring of exactly what is put in the wheelie bin.

The BinLocker® which incorporate a lid lock mechanism beat both applications in return retaining the wheelie bin in a location and at the same time preventing the lid from fully opening and so being misused.

We here at BinLocker think that the future for organisations such as local authorities collecting rubbish is that the user will be charged at a rate dependent on both volume and weight of rubbish deposited. This would lead to concerns by the individual or organisation using a wheelie bin as to who is using the wheelie bin they would demand
a better control of basically the movement of the lid.

Currently the BinLocker® with the lid mechanism incorporates two types of locks a side lock and a lid lock. The side lock could either be a plunger lock often used to lock sliding movements or a basic padlock.

The lid lock uses a slam lock which can either be operated by depressing the lid or turning the key.


Most council`s take a strict stance on leaving bins on the kerb once they’ve been emptied because it poses a risk of obstruction and use in anti-social behaviour. If your bin is stolen, lost or vandalised, you’ll have to pay for a new one, so residents are advised to safely store them.

Statement from The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside…


In Knowsley, failure to remove your bin from the collection point can result in a fine of £75 and the removal of your bin if it happens more than three times. All councils advise residents to safely store their wheelie bins.