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Waste management with a small footprint

Now in its twenty-second year of operation, Molok is continuing to expand its presence around the world. The first Molok® Deep Collection System containers in Poland were installed in Poznán in 2012, for example, and Font-Romeu, one of France’s oldest ski resorts, has also opted for the company’s solid waste collection system.

The Molok® Deep Collection System is an ideal solid waste solution for meeting the growing challenges faced by communities in managing their waste streams and promoting more effective recycling and sustainable development.

Like many innovations, the Molok® Deep Collection System – the original system of its type – is based on a very simple basic insight. The insight in this case is the fact that utilising a vertical design that allows waste to be stored out of sight underground can increase waste collection capacity significantly compared to traditional surface solutions.

The Molok® Deep Collection System offers up to four to five times greater capacity than surface bins occupying the same footprint. Units are also more convenient to use and easier to empty, and blend in with their surroundings very effectively. Gravity compresses waste towards the bottom of the system’s containers, saving space and allowing the natural coolness of the ground to reduce odour.

Win-win solutions

Thanks to their vertical design and large capacity, Molok® Deep Collection containers need to be emptied much less frequently than conventional surface bins. This reduces truck usage and fuel consumption, and results in more pleasant surroundings for residents as well.

The reduction in environmental impact offered by a typical Molok® installation at a residential location can translate into fuel savings running into hundreds of litres of diesel annually. The longer the distance between a collection point and where waste is delivered to, the bigger the savings and the bigger the reduction in carbon footprint.

A clean, efficient, and easy-to-use Molok® installation encourages people to sort and recycle their waste more effectively. A typical Molok® collection point includes separate containers for paper, glass, biodegradable waste, as well as mixed waste – and encourages people to become more ‘waste-conscious’, spreading a greater understanding of the importance of sorting and recycling generally.

The small footprint of the Molok® Deep Collection System also benefits residents by enabling them to make more use of outside space as play areas and gardens.

Thanks to a continuous programme of product development, Molok can offer a range of solutions for different needs, even including one designed for collecting glass bottles intact. Containers are complemented by a specially designed collection truck and crane. Containers are designed for decades of heavy use in even extreme weather conditions; all parts are made of recyclable material, and metal items are corrosion- proof.

The wide range of capabilities on offer, coupled with the small footprint of Molok’s systems, make them ideal for parks, parking and picnic areas, scenic spots, and resorts.

In addition to offering much greater capacity than traditional waste bins, Molok’s Basic Container and the MolokDomino blend in very well with the surrounding environment, thanks to the wood, stone, or other framing options they offer.
(Published in HighTech Finland 2013)