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Luxury trash storage solution BrownstoneBin blocks rats from trash.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Brooklyn, NY – November 1, 2022 — Designed in Brooklyn by the family-owned real estate company Brownstone Property Group, BrownstoneBin is now available to property owners who demand rodent-resistant trash storage that also looks great. 


The city that never sleeps has a growing rat problem according to New York's Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch. " But the rats don't run the city. We do."  New York's Sanitation Department has received more than 21,600 rat complaints so far this year, a 71% increase since October 2020.


BrownstoneBin helps the anti-rat effort by blocking rats’ access to trash.  “Over the 18 years that Brownstone Property Group has been caring for Brooklyn properties, we’ve been asked many times to prevent rats from getting to trash” states Josh Blackman, Brownstone Property Group Chief Executive.  “The Bin’s elegant all-aluminum construction is impossible for rats to gnaw through.  Plus, the garbage enclosures add curb-appeal to your home.”


Recognizing that plastic and wooden trash enclosures don’t last, nor help enhance property appearances, the company seized the opportunity to develop attractive, high quality trash storage.  “The pandemic has, in part, led to the growing rat problem, with more folks staying home creating more garbage.  We spent time during Covid to develop this solution, and we’re now excited to offer a better rat barrier to property owners” stated Blackman.

BrownstoneBin is made of durable rust-resistant aluminum with stainless steel hardware.  During the development period, the bins were tested for durability and resilience.  The solid construction withstands strong winds, snow, rain, and perhaps most importantly, rats and other rodents. BrownstoneBins come standard with a lockable front door and the option to secure the top lid with a padlock.


“We believe BrownstoneBin resolves a problem common to many U.S. homeowners – how to maintain lasting curb-appeal, while also fighting back against the rapidly growing rat problem” states Blackman.


BrownstoneBins are now available for purchase at  Bins come in a range of sizes, from one to six bins.  Installation of BrownstoneBin is available in New York City from the skilled handyman team at Brownstone Property Group.


Established in 2004 in Park Slope Brooklyn, Brownstone Property Group has become the go-to small building manager in Brooklyn in addition to a highly successful general contracting and real estate brokerage.  During 2021, Brownstone nearly doubled revenues and increased the size of its managed portfolio, employed team, and number of offices in a reflection of the Brooklyn real estate market’s steady improvement despite the pandemic.


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