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Trash Diversion Tools

Seabin V5

The Seabin V5 unit is a trash skimmer designed to be installed in the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports, or any sheltered water body with suitable maintenance services available.

  • The unit acts as a floating garbage bin, skimming the surface of the water by pumping water into the device. The Seabin V5 can intercept floating debris, macro and microplastics, and even microfibres with an additional filter. By acting as a trash skimmer, the Seabin V5 is also able to clean the water from contaminated organic material (leaves, seaweed, etc…)

  • The Seabin V5 is easily equipped with oil absorbent pads able to absorb petroleum-based surface oils and detergent predominant in most marinas around the world.

  • The catch bag has a capacity of 20kg and can be changed multiple times per day, if necessary. The V5 range in glassy conditions is a 50 meter radius but in windy or tidal conditions the V5 Seabin relies on its strategic positioning for the wind and current to bring the marine litter to its location.

  • The Seabin is estimated to last in freshwater for 10 + years, with filter bag replacement approximately every three years. Cleaning the filter should be done at least once per 6-8 weeks.

Gutter Bin

A Gutter Bin captures pollution at a drain opening (the start of a pipe) with a special Mundus bag that makes it easy for the contents to be measured, geo-coded, and imported into GIS software. This technology is particularly useful for municipalities, by affording us the opportunity to capture local pollution, analyze the contents of that pollution, and determine its source. 


  • The Mundus Bag® is designed to allow water to drain from the streets even if it becomes completely full, thereby ensuring no flooding.

  • There are different kinds of Mundus Bags, for trash and vegetative waste, to plastic, sediment, hydrocarbons and heavy metals; they can be customized in usage by location, pollution issue, and season.

  • The estimated life span of the bin is 25 years, with Mundus Bag replacement every 3-6 months depending on the amount and types of garbage and hydrocarbons captured. Warranty is 7 years.

  • Service interval depends upon climate, pollutant load, and infrastructure constraints.

  • No special equipment required.

  • Easily removed and cleaned by staff/volunteers.

Trash Traps

Trash Traps are units installed on the outside of outflow pipes, capturing litter directly from the drainage infrastructure before it has the chance to enter the water. 

  • Similar to Gutter Bins, these large filters are installed on drainage pipes, allowing water to flow through, but capturing litter that has made its way into the underground system.

  • Unfortunately, the Trash Traps can't be regularly cleaned and maintained by volunteers, as they are larger and more specialized in installation than the Seabins and Gutter Bins. They are, however, provide a crucial interception point for litter, and can be maintained by municipal staff.

  • The Storm X Netting Trash Trap is engineered with reusable commercial grade netting to capture pollutants and handle powerful stormwater runoff. Trash traps are attached to the end of stormwater pipes where they collect pollution and organic materials 25mm and larger. These devices will need to be emptied approximately three to four times a year. 

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