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Economic, ecological waste management

The Molok® Deep Collection System is an ideal solid waste solution for meeting the growing challenges faced by waste management in areas such as 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 idea. In this case, the fact that waste collection capacity can be increased many times over compared to traditional surface solutions by utilising a vertical design that allows waste to be stored out of sight underground.

Gravity compresses waste towards the bottom of the deep containers used in the Molok® system – saving space and allowing the natural coolness of the ground to reduce the spread of unpleasant odour.

Clean, efficient, and easy to use

Thanks to their vertical design and large capacity, Molok® Deep Collection containers need to be emptied much less frequently than conventional surface containers, reducing truck usage and fuel consumption, and resulting 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 a system’s carbon footprint.

A clean, efficient, and easy-to-use Molok® system 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. Encouraging people to become more ‘waste-aware’ in this way is important, as they are the best ambassadors for 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 space as play areas and gardens.

A solution for every location

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.
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 systems’ small environmental footprint, make them ideal for parks, parking and picnic areas, scenic spots, and resorts.

> Jukka Blom
(Published in HighTech Finland 2011)