LAX Rolls Out New Germ-Fighting Bins At TSA Security Checkpoints

If you ever worry about germs when you're putting your possessions in those security-line bins at the airport, Los Angeles International Airport has something new for you to stop worrying.

The airport started rolling out new bins this week that are designed to prevent bacteria buildup and make it easier for security screeners to see what's in them.

"This is another small sign of the way that we are working to improve the passenger's experience," said airport spokesman Heath Montgomery. "We are looking at all of the details, all the way down to what you're putting your stuff into at the security checkpoints."

The new containers will help improve airport cleanliness and lessen fears of contracting diseases, especially with thousands of people handling the bins each day.

The bins are made of materials that slow down bacterial growth. They are the same size as the previous bins, but their slim and shallow design will make it harder for passengers to stack items on top of one another and obstruct X-ray images.