Submission Deadline

Design September 20, 2018

Please note that this competition has expired and is for reference only. See our active listings for competitions.

How can we create a practical and efficient litter basket for New York City that reduces litter and better serves both Sanitation Workers and the public?

The New York City Department of Sanitation and Van Alen Institute, in partnership with the Industrial Designers Society of America and the American Institute of Architects New York, are seeking an interdisciplinary design team to respond to BetterBin, a design competition to reimagine the iconic New York City litter basket.

BetterBin marks the launch of Van Alen Institute’s Product Placed initiative, a new series of design competitions to create innovative civic products that improve urban life.


Visit the Competition website for more information.