Disaster Recovery Waste Transfer

When all the rules go out with the trash

The Disaster Waste Problem:

  • All rules for acceptable Landfill waste are ignored, and everything goes in. No problem waste or recyclables are intercepted.
  • Normal safety processes for waste handling and sorting are forgotten.
  • Increased expenses, lost air space and limited waste revenue.
  • Distances to landfills & transportation frequency become a logistics nightmare.
  • Disaster area stockpiling & double handling become commonplace, creating leachate & contamination issues.
  • Dangerous good exposure, e.g. Chemicals & Asbestos, becomes commonplace.

Disasters Need Localised Waste Transfer Stations that:

  • Can be deployed within days.
  • Are Located in the disaster area,
  • That is safe for the public & staff
  • Are simple to operate with little training or licensing,
  • Enable the interception of problem waste.
  • Enable the interception of Reuse and Recyclable items.
  • Keep small vehicle waste loads local (Not to remote landfills)
  • loads to landfill in the largest possible trucks.
  • Can adapt to changing waste profiles from disaster to rebuild.

LBin™ Disaster Recovery WTS

Modular Transportable Waste Transfer Stations

How Simple is This?

  • Bring together 5 LBins from surrounding councils.
  • Drop in the LBin Disaster Recovery Box.
  • Mobilise a Loader.
  • Get the waste contractor to provide the largest bins available.
  • Staff the site

You have everything you need to set up a temporary waste transfer station to handle over 300 customers daily.

LBin Disaster Recovery  Box- Whats in the Box?

  • Traffic Management


    Barrier poles

    Witches hats

    No Entry

    Directional signage, Etc.

  • Fire & First Aid

    Fire Warden Kit C/W Megaphone

    9kg Extinguishers

    Extinguisher trolley c/w sign

    First Aid Kit, wall-mounted

  • Electrical

    Long Electrical power Lead,

    Outdoor powerboards with Surge Protect

    trafficable Cable covers,

    Cable Suspension poles.

  • Wheeled Bins

    3 Wheeled 240l Bins.

    1 Spill Kit 240l Bin.

  • Spill & Contaminates Management

    Spill Kits – 240l Mobile Bin

    Spill Pallet

    Contaminated waste disposal bags

    Spill kit signage

  • Furniture & Tools

    Folding Chairs

    Trestle Tables


    Metal Rake

    Heavy duty broom

  • Signage

    Signage for each bay open/Closed A Frame C/W Bay Number.


    No-entry and site

    Optional A-Frame Signs for Green Waste & Card etc.

  • 20ft High Cube Container

    New single-use, freshly painted container.

    Large signage on outside “Waste Transfer Station”

    Internal shelving

  • LBin Barriers & Compaction

    6 LBin Desaster Recovery Barriers C/W Stops.

    6 Large Poly water barriers to weigh down the 6 LBin barriers.

    LBin Stomper to compact bulk bin loads.

  • Signage

    “A” frame signage for each bay open/Closed C/W bay # & instructions.

    “A” frame signs for Entry, Exit and special waste areas, Green Waste & Card etc.

    Directional Signage.

    No Entry Authorized Persons.

    Spill Station

Planning for a Disaster with LBin Waste Transfer Station

  • Set up a Temporary or Disaster recovery Waste Transfer station in only 4 simple steps.
  • Sort waste before sending it to landfill.
  • Identify & extract problem & hazardous waste, minimising harm to people & contamination of landfills.
  • Significantly reduce transport operations.
  • Improves safety in disaster recovery waste handling.

Step 1: Find a Site

  • Find a site close to or in the disaster area.
  • Any flat site works; Carparks are easy.
  • Establish any temporary fencing or barriers needed.

Step 2: Mobilise LBin Hardware

Hardware Needed:

  • LBins from collaborating councils
  • LBin Disaster Recovery Box. In storage, ready to go.

6.2m3 LBin 3.6m Wide


Road Barriers to Weigh down the DODR Machine Barrier & Guides.


Drop Off & Disaster Recovery (DODR) Machine Barrier System

Step 3: Bulk Transfer Bins

Source from existing vendors and waste operators:

  • Large-volume Waste Transfer Bins, typically 30-60m3 bins, are best.
  • This significantly reduced the number of transfer vehicles needed on the road, reducing cost, emissions and accident and injury risks.
  • LBin system allows for Bulk bins to be dedicated to recyclable materials. These can be sourced from recyclers.

Step 4: Loader & Staff

  • Wheel Loaders & Other commonly found equipment can be used to operate the LBin System.
  • Staffing will vary based on the volumes.
  • Licensed Machiner operator does not require any experience in waste management.
  • One site supervisor who understands waste materials and processes is needed to oversee the operations and guide other staff and volunteers.
  • Volunteers can be used with little training to support customers and improve reuse and diversion.