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Countertop bins conceal the body of the bin, which is set into the countertop. The design is commonly used for recycling food, scraps or waste, such as vegetable peelings. These may then be composted domestically or put out for collection.
Draw a cutting guideline on the countertop. The bin's manufacturer should provide a template, as well as instructions for fitting, but here the lid ring is being used for this purpose. Positioning is very important with a bin of this type, as it is necessary to cut a hole in the countertop, meaning mistakes are not easily rectified.
Position the lid ring in the hole. Some manufacturers recommend fixing the ring with silicone sealant around the underside of the rim.