Our Seabin has been installed here at the LOPC since August 2020 as part of our sustainability strategy. It is working hard at collecting litter and cleaning up our river.  It is the only Seabin in the Midlands.

The Seabin moves up and down with the movement of the water collecting debris. Water is sucked in from the surface with a submersible water pump, and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin. The unit is plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The water is then pumped back into the river leaving debris trapped inside the catch bag to be either recycled or sent to a waste management facility.

Would you like to learn more about the Seabin project? Click here to go to their website and learn more about these amazing inventions.

Here at the LOPC our Seabin gets emptied several times a day. Often there are tiny bits of polystyrene and micro plastics that can be very harmful to our river wildlife. Some days we pick out drinks cans, crisp packets and even a rubber frog that was so life like it was frightening!! 

There are just over 900 Seabins worldwide. 

Get Involved

Our Seabin requires emptying several times per day. We have volunteers who come down to the centre to help empty it on a regular basis. If you would like to get involved simply email seabin@lopc.co.uk