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• With a high degree of ventilation, the aerobic conditions allow for alternate weekly collection of outside bins in both winter and summer without odour being a problem.
• The bins and sacks have proven to be robust enough to cope with being put out at intervals up to 4 weeks – allowing for situations where the user has judged that the sack “is not full” or has simply not been presented for collection.
• As well as the drying effect of air circulating around the sack, the high degree of aeration induces microbial activity which contributes to bio-drying. Matching the performance of the sack to the waste – including very high moisture content organic waste from restaurants – ensures that it is rare for liquids to drip into the base of the bin.
• A trial conducted by University College London in 2010 confirmed that the food waste was kept in aerobic conditions and that there was 20% more weight loss with the aerobic bin than a regular unventilated bin.
• As moisture is reduced and structure of the organic material in the bin changes, the volume of waste material in the sack reduces, thus creating further capacity.
• When aerobic bins are inverted for emptying the spacers running down the length of the bin act as rails creating minimum resistance as the sack and contents slide out. There is no need for bin shaking, thus enabling a fast collection cycle to be achieved .

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