Leafield Environmental has launched an automatic fire suppression system for its Square Heritage litter-bins. Should a fire breakout inside a bin, the device activates by a sacrificial bulb that bursts at a given temperature, releasing a powder discharge from an extinguisher.
Extensive tests have shown the device to be extremely effective in putting out fires before they take hold, with bins remaining fully serviceable after the fire has been extinguished.
The optional extinguisher unit is fitted neatly within the twin skin of the bin hood. It is barely visible from the outside and does not interfere with the passage of litter. Discharged extinguishers can be removed and replaced easily, thanks to quick-release mechanism of the holder.