Wheelie bin lid opener

Project  / Project number: 1422 2008  /  Status:


The challenge

Wheelie bin opening lidLawrence needed to lift the lid of his wheelie bin to dispose of domestic rubbish. His problem is that he cannot lift his arms much above elbow height and therefore could not open the lid fully.

A bracket was fitted with two small pulleys and screwed to the wall above the bin. A cord passing over the pulleys had a hook at one end which could link it to the bin lid, and a counterbalancing weight at the other end at elbow height.¬†Lawrence no longer has to rely on helpers and told us ‘everyone loves my bin’.