Frequently Asked Questions
What size are your bins?
Our clothing bins are approx. 130cm wide x 130cm deep and 190cm high
What colour are your bins?
Our bins are a lovely deep blue colour (like our logo) and are freshly sprayed keeping them looking neat, tidy and professional
Is there any cost to me to have a bin installed?
No there isn’t a cost to you, although if you wanted to make a contribution through our donation page then you’d be very welcome.
What happens to the clothes in the bin?
94% of the clothes we collect are kept out of landfill sites. The higher quality clothes go to poorer countries and the unwearable clothes are recycled and the material re-used.
How often are the bins emptied?
Once a bin is installed we check it regularly until we establish a pattern for how often it needs emptying. This could be daily, weekly or monthly and is adjusted according to the rate it fills up.
Can I have more than one bin?
Yes, we can supply as many bins as you need.
What happens if my bin is overfilled?
If it happens that your bin is overfilled before the regular collection then simply call us on 0203 9039933 and we will come and empty it within a working day. We’ll then increase the frequency of the collections to try and limit it happening again.
What happens if there’s rubbish left around the bin?
Our operatives clear the surrounding area around the bin each time they empty the bin of clothes which keeps the site and the bin looking smart and attractive.
How do World in Need make money from clothing bins?
The clothes from all our bins are collected together and sold in bulk to a company that specialises in recycling clothing.
Is there any work that I need to do if I host a World in Need bin?
Basically no, after you agree to host a WIN Bin our professional operatives look after the delivery, and then all emptying, security, cleanliness and maintenance of the bin.