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The Bin can be used as a temporary storage place for garbage bags, instead of having to walk to the Garbage zone. It is especially useful for cooks who occasionally drop ingredients. After time, workmen will empty the Bin and take the garbage bags to the Garbage. Adding bins will improve staff efficiency.

Adding a bin in the library provides a convenient place to dump ruined books.


The bin is effective if placed in the Kitchen and Canteen. However the bin can be used by prisoners to hide contraband. With the Going Green DLC, the bin becomes a source of contraband ingredients for making prison booze so be wary of using these in prisoner areas.