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Guide to Fixings for Trash Cans and Recycling Containers

Making sure you select the correct fixings to secure your chosen trash can or recycling container is an essential, but not always easy, task. We’ve created this guide to help you select the appropriate fixing for the location of your container.

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Concrete Fixing Kit

Secures receptacle with minimal groundworks required
Concrete Fixing Kit diagram

Utilizing concrete fixings will allow your trash can to be permanently fixed to its location. The fixing bolts are inserted through the fixing holes in the base of the receptacle and driven into freshly drilled holes in the concrete, allowing the container to be attached to the surface securely.

We offer fixing bolts for concrete foundations, as well as fixing bolts for paving slabs, in order to allow your chosen trash can or recycling bin to be sited securely to various locations.

It is recommended to use concrete fixings wherever possible when securing your receptacle in place, to provide additional resistance to vandalism, theft or unauthorized removal.

Concrete fixing bolts are available for use for a wide range of our outdoor containers, and are provided with relevant instruction manuals to allow for the correct installation of your chosen trash can or recycling container.

Concrete Fixing Kit

Groundworks required
Provides additional resistance to vandalism & theft
Ideal for external use
Bolts for concrete foundations or paving slabs

Concrete-in Anchors (Adjustable Depth)

Use to overcome ground depth restrictions, optimize security, flexibility, and to eliminate surface bolts (when the receptacle has been removed).
Concrete-in Anchors diagram

Concrete-in Anchors offer maximum security and flexibility. This fixing combines concrete mix and fixing bolts to secure your chosen outdoor trash or recycling container to its location.

Glasdon Concrete-in Anchors can be adjusted in length according to the depth of ground available, siting the receptacle flush with ground level. This allows for the receptacle to be easily removed and replaced whilst eliminating the potential trip hazard caused by surface bolts.

This makes Concrete-in Anchors also suitable where receptacles are to be located for temporary or seasonal applications and in new developments, whilst providing a robust and extremely secure fixing.

To install your chosen receptacle, a hole should be dug in the ground where the receptacle is intended to be placed. This hole should then be filled with concrete, and the fixing anchors (with the receptacle attached) driven into the concrete mixture in the desired position before it sets. This should allow the base of the container to be sited flush with ground level.

The use of adjustable depth Concrete-in Anchors will provide enhanced security for your chosen trash can or recycling container, with increased resistance to vandalism or theft.

Always refer to the supplied instruction manual when fixing your trash can with Concrete-in Anchors.

Concrete-in Anchors (Adjustable Depth)

Groundworks required
Provides maximum resistance to vandalism & theft
Ideal for external use
Anchors can be adjusted in length

Flush Ground Fixing

Secures receptacle flush to ground, eliminates surface bolts
Flush-Ground Fixings diagram

Flush Ground Fixings are an available option for some of the Glasdon trash or recycling containers and are used to securely fix a receptacle to the ground using a concrete mix and a fixing bracket.

Flush Ground Fixings provide a secure attachment, without any bolts or fixings surfacing above ground level. If the receptacle is removed this means that there are no trip hazard risks from protruding objects.

To install, the fixing bracket is placed inside a hole, in which the top of the bracket should be level with the ground surface. This hole is then filled with concrete. Once the concrete has set, the bolts should be removed from the tool and then reinserted through the base of the receptacle (once in place), to securely fasten it to the flush-ground fixing bracket.

These Flush Ground Fixings also provide additional resistance to theft or unauthorized use due to the secure fixing, and the container can be removed and re-sited if necessary.

Flush Ground Fixings (D)

Groundworks required
Provides additional resistance to vandalism & theft
Ideal for external use
Minimized trip hazard risk if the receptacle is removed

Ground-Lock Fixing System

Secures receptacle on soft or unsurfaced ground
Ground-Lock™ Fixing System

Glasdon Ground-Lock fixings are recommended for use when siting a trash or recycle bin on soft or unsurfaced ground, without having to excavate or concrete the earth.

The Ground-Lock system has a unique ‘remove and re-site’ locking feature, in which the fixing locks into the ground to allow for a secure attachment, but can be deactivated and detached if needed for relocation.

The Ground-Lock fixing is inserted into the ground, and a Ground-Lock Fixing Tool is then used to ensure that the system is successfully engaged and secured in place. The receptacle is then attached to the system using the supplied fixing bolts for a secure installation. (One Fixing Tool is supplied free for every three ground-lock fixing systems ordered, and is also available to purchase at an additional cost.)

The Glasdon Ground-Lock Fixing System is supplied with relevant instruction manuals and is available for a large range of our trash and recycling containers.

Ground-Lock Fixing System (E)

(Ground-Lock Fixing Tool required)
 Groundworks required
Provides additional resistance to vandalism & theft
Ideal for external use on soft or unsurfaced ground
Unique 'remove and re-site' locking system

Internal Base Weight

Stabilizes the receptacle by adding weight to the base
Internal Base Weight Diagram

An Internal Base Weight is a way of adding weight to the container. In this case, the weight is added to the interior of the receptacle. The trash can or recycling container base is filled with either concrete or sand amounting to a specified weight, to create an internal base weight and root the receptacle to the ground.

The internal base weight is available in varying weights, dependent on the trash can or recycle bin it is to be attached to. These are ideal for indoor or outdoor receptacles that may be sited on flooring that cannot be drilled into or worked on.

Internal Base Weight(F)

Groundworks required
Ideal for external or internal use
Attached to the exterior base of the receptacle
Resides within the base of the receptacle


Sets the receptacle base directly into the concrete to permanently fix it to the ground
Concreting-In fixing diagram

When fixing a trash can or recycling bin to the ground without using fixing bolts or brackets, the Concreting-in process may be utilized.

Similar to the Concrete-in Anchors fixing process, the Concreting-in fixing option uses concrete mix to securely fix the receptacle to the ground. In this case, the base of the container itself is set into the concrete foundation, without the need for fixing bolts or anchors.

Concreting-in is suitable for containers that have been specifically designed for installation using this fixing process. This method is ideal when permanently fixing trash and recycling containers to their location, eliminating the possibility of removal.

Concreting-in provides added resistance to vandalism and theft for your chosen trash can or recycle bin.

Concreting-in (H)

Groundworks required
Provides additional resistance to vandalism & theft
Ideal for external use
Receptacle base set directly in the concrete (bolts not required)

Free Standing Base

Provides extra stability where groundworks are not appropriate
Free Standing Base Diagram

Where ground or concrete fixings would not be suitable, the Free Standing Base may be an ideal alternative solution.

The Free Standing Base is a level, even platform which can be attached to the underside of a trash can or recycling container using fixing bolts.

Unlike an External Ballast, the Free Standing Base is not weighted. It provides a flat, stable base for the receptacle, allowing it to be positioned in an appropriate location.

The Free-Standing Base is intended for use in internal and external environments and can be sited on surfaces such as marble or wooden flooring.

This fixing method is required for trash cans or recycling containers where ground or concrete fixings are not appropriate for the location, but extra stability is needed for the container.

Free Standing Base

 Groundworks required
Ideal for marble or wooden flooring
Ideal for external or internal use
Provides a stable base for the receptacle

Alternative fixing options may be available for some of our trash cans and recycling containers.
For help or advice on choosing the right trash can fixing, please feel free to contact us, or LiveChat with us on our website, today!

Thursday, January 27, 2022
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