We are looking to modify the Charopy website at some point in future given the current images are not a good representation of where the business is today. When the site was first built we were focussed on the needs of schools whilst today the focus is very much aimed at corporates. The images showing wheelie bin lids are very dated as the LED lighting has been significantly improved and the demand today is much more about our technology being fitted into existing bin housings within shopping centres, offices and other out of home locations.

But new websites take time, so I've posted this video today; a much more refined scripted version of the introduction below will probably appear on the main page eventually. This one was unscripted and the final video will need more emphasis on container deposit schemes (only one brief mention here), the fact that the technology can be supplied in many different variations rather than just a single size white panel, our focus on solving contamination for non kerbside, and the online ability for long term reporting rather than just a focus on the contents within one individual bin. That said, it still gives a good introduction for people who may not have seen much of Charopy on social media and who are looking for a good explainer on what we do in under two minutes.

If this video has got you thinking about using technology to solve contamination issues in your workplace, please reach out using the form on the front page of our site.

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

In the early days of the Charopy smart bin we were installing our technology within 120L and 240L wheelie bin lids. Lately we have been doing an increased amount of work where clients have wanted a smart bin that achieves a more integrated look within their broader interior design scheme. An early example of doing custom work to retro-fit an existing bin housing was this work for AMP Capital at Macquarie Shopping Centre.

Given the demand from clients wanting a panel containing all the Charopy technology that can be easily integrated into offices and shopping centres at an early stage when concepts are being explored, especially with new A Grade office fitouts, we have a relatively new standard sized panel which is 459 x 199 x 3mm. Using a rebate cut into the door (or any custom cabinetry) of 460 x 200mm clients are able to get a very nice fit where the panel sits flush with the wooden door on the bin housing.

Actually this panel doesn't need to be fitted to a door, as it can work in any vertical space where a hole can be cut and where a bin can be placed behind or underneath. We already have some existing and potential clients exploring a few very creative ideas given this flexibility. The photo below shows the rebate cut and the panel (post fitting) where that panel needed to sit flush with the front of the bin.

A good example of a client using this standard panel is Vicinity Centres at Bankstown Central Shopping Centre. By taking this panel and attaching it within the rebate cut, they now have an attractive bin that fits in well within the existing design of their food court.

For clients who want further customisation including a different colour or varied dimensions of the panel containing the Charopy technology please get in touch. Obviously manufacturing a non standard product incurs some extra cost, but given the potential high visibility and high utility of Charopy technology within your next resign, or within the existing look and feel of your current space, the cost may well be justified. However we end up working with you, we look forward to helping solve your challenges around obtaining a clean stream of CDS eligible recycling material - in an elegant yet functional bin housing.

  • Martin

There are two videos in particular that we have shot in previous months that seem to have really resonated with people interested in our technology. Well, people who are interesting in learning about ways to solve CDS recycling bin contamination might be a more accurate description. Whatever the reason for the interest, we are happy to see people seeking out and benefitting from this content, so here they are.

There first one was shot in the Sydney office of an early Charopy client and it is the one I would typically show someone that has never even seen our product before - in around 40 seconds it very clearly explains the problem we are solving, and how we solve it. If I could only show a person one video about what Charopy does, this would be the one.

This second video is even shorter, but uses a very simple format to explain a situation all of us have seen before - coffee cups contaminating the recycling bin. Because everyone knows they don't belong there, but we have all seen it happen, this video got an amazing response when we put it up on social media recently.

I've posted videos in the past of some of the first people to experience our smart bin technology, and even students using an earlier prototype of the smart bin, but we now have our technology getting good interest from shopping centre owners, and have significantly expanded the online reporting capabilities of the product, plus we have added new functionality and general improvements to the smart bin, so with videos being such a powerful way to communicate the product benefits, you can expect to see more video content being posted here in the near future.