Urbin FAQs

New York Townhouse/Row Houses

Will the Urbin fit my Garbage and Recycling bins? 

Each compartment in the Urbin system is designed to fit any combination of small, medium and large bins up to 240L/64 Gallons in size with dimensions of 26.7"(w) x 40.6"(h) x 28.1"(d).

The Urbin Double was designed to fit 2 bins up to 240L/64 gallons.  The Urbin Triple will fit up to 3 bins up to 240L/64 gallons in size. Additionally, the Urbin fits standard 44-gallon Rubbermaid BRUTE garbage cans.

Garbage bin sizes

Does the Urbin work on uneven surfaces?

We suggest that you have a concrete foundation or other hard base material such as interlocking or stone on which to install your Urbin. It is critical that you have a level surface for the Urbin garbage bin enclosure.

Does the Urbin need to be anchored to the ground?

Most customers do not need to anchor the Urbin to the ground. Anchoring the Urbin to the ground is possible. Customers must supply their own hardware to affix the Urbin to the ground.

Are the feet adjustable?

The Urbin comes with leveling feet to allow customers the ability to level the Urbin on surfaces which have minor height variations. 

Does the wood need to be treated?

The red cedar wood used on the Urbin is coated with a clear coat of protective paint to protect it from UV rays. Over the years, the the wood will weather naturally, and take on a silver-gray appearance unless a protective coat of paint is re-applied regularly.

Does snow and ice accumulate on the Urbin?

The lid has a small incline which allow snow, ice and rain to drain off the Urbin and makes it easy to operate in cold conditions.