Business Waste

240 Litre Wheelie Bins

A 240L wheelie bin is the standard size used by most UK households for general waste and mixed recycling. Many businesses also use 240 litre bins for storage and removal of a wide range of waste types – from general to glass and food waste, as well as various recycling streams.

Its two wheels make a 240 litre wheelie bin easy to move around and place close to where you produce waste. They’re available in different colours, which makes separating your recycling and waste types easy. Plus, they don’t take up much space so are a popular with both small businesses that produce little rubbish and larger organisations that want regular collections.

We deliver 240L bins to businesses around the UK for free – you just pay for collection. Learn more about what you can use 240L wheelie bins for, their dimensions, and how to arrange delivery and collection with Business Waste. Contact us today for a free quote.

Collection Frequency:
Daily, weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc collection
4 to 5 bags of waste
Waste Type:
  • Cardboard Waste
  • Confidential Waste
  • Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)
  • Food Waste
  • Garden Waste
  • General Waste
  • Glass Waste
  • Paper Waste
  • Plastic Waste

What is a 
240 litre wheelie bin?

A 240 litre wheelie bin is the standard size two-wheel bin, commonly used by councils for domestic bin collections across the UK. Each one features two sturdy wheels, a handle, and lid to protect its contents. Businesses also use 240 litre wheelie bins to store a range of waste types on their premises.

240L wheelie bins are made from the plastic polyethylene. This is highly durable and ensures it’s weatherproof, resistant to cracks, dents, and bending – to further protect the waste it contains from risks of damage. They can hold between four and five bags of waste, or you may fill with dry and loose cardboard and paper for recycling.

240L wheelie 
bin dimensions

As the standard two-wheel bin size, 240 litre bin dimensions are understandably slightly taller than a 120L wheelie bin but have less capacity than the larger 360L bin. The size of a 240 litre wheelie bin means it can hold up to around five bags of waste when using standard 65 litre bin bags.

240 litre wheelie bin dimensions are:

  • Height – 1.08m
  • Width – 0.58m
  • Depth – 0.72m

Maximum weight limits are based on the 240L wheelie bin dimensions and type of waste you need to get rid of. Make sure you’re aware of these when filling one up to avoid any overweight charges.

Weight restrictions by waste type for a 240L wheelie bin are:

  • Dry mixed recycling – 10kg
  • Paper and cardboard recycling – 10kg
  • General waste – 10kg
  • Glass waste – 50kg
  • Food waste – 80kg

Why do I need 
a 240 litre bin?

240 litre wheelie bins are some of the most commonly used containers for both domestic and commercial waste. Almost every business will use one or more to store at least one type of waste. It could be a 240 litre recycling bin for the cardboard and packaging waste you produce or used as a general waste bin for non-recyclables.

A 240 litre wheelie bin provides flexibility for organisations of all shapes and sizes. You can easily move it around your business thanks to its two wheels and lightweight build, while they’re relatively compact and easy to store. The durable plastic build and lid means you can keep them outside or inside too.

They’re available in various colours, so you can separate different waste types to reduce the chance of contamination and ensure as much as possible is recycled. Many businesses use a 240L black wheelie bin for general waste and a 240L green wheelie bin for recycling. You can also get a blue, purple, silver, red, or grey 240L wheelie bin.

If you don’t produce lots of waste their compact size can be ideal for weekly collections. For businesses that generate high volumes of waste, the size of a 240L wheelie bin can still be ideal for regular removal on a daily basis.

What can you put in 
a 240 litre wheelie bin?

You can put a lot of common commercial waste types in a 240 litre bin to store on your premises before collection and disposal. It’s important you use each 240L bin for a specific waste stream – so if you need to store general waste and cardboard recycling, you’ll need two 240 litre wheelie bins for each type.

240 litre waste bins are not suitable for liquid waste, hazardous waste, or clinical waste types. However, unlike larger containers such as 660L bins, you can use a 240L wheelie bin purely for food waste and glass recycling.

Some of the main waste types you can use a 240 litre wheelie bin for include:

Arrange delivery and collection 
of 240 litre wheelie bins

At Business Waste, we provide delivery of free bins to companies across the UK. Get one or more 240 litre waste bins in the colours you want direct to your business and simply pay for collection. It’s a quick and easy way to get everything from a 240 litre recycling bin to a general waste bin.

Simply fill each 240 litre wheelie bin with one type of waste and within the relevant weight limits, then store in a safe place. Arrange collection and one of our licensed waste carriers will come and pick up your bins at an accessible point and at an agreed time.

You can get your 240L bins collected on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly schedule – whatever works best for you. Often this depends on the amount of business waste you produce, how often, its type, and the space you have for 240L wheelie bin storage. For example, you might want food waste removing quickly after it’s generated.

Contact our team online, complete the form below, or call 0800 211 8390 for a free quote for 240 litre wheelie bins. Our expert, friendly team can answer any questions you have about 240 litre bins, including their size, dimensions, waste types, and collections, to help arrange delivery and collection that’s right for your business.

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your business waste

All waste types
  • All waste types
  • Cardboard Waste
  • Clinical Waste
  • Confidential Waste
  • Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)
  • Food Waste
  • Garden Waste
  • General Waste
  • Glass Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Liquid Waste
  • Oil Waste
  • Paper Waste
  • Plastic Waste
  • Sanitary Waste
  • WEEE Waste
  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    The 1100 litre bin is the largest wheelie bin available to store up to 18 bags of waste.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    The standard size wheelie bin you have at home that holds three to four bags of waste.

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  • 360 litre wheelie bins

    This is the largest two-wheel bin available to store five or six waste bags.

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  • 660 litre wheelie bins

    A four-wheel bin suitable for larger volumes of general waste and dry mixed recycling.

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  • Anatomical waste bags

    Red clinical waste bags for organs, body parts, materials contaminated with bodily fluids.

  • Balers

    Static balers compress recyclable waste into solid bales to save space.

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  • Clinical infectious waste bags

    Orange clinical waste bags are for materials contaminated with infectious waste.

  • Clinical waste bags

    Clinical waste bags to store medical waste safely before collection and disposal.

  • Clinical Waste Bins

    Clinical waste bins are suitable containers to store all sorts of medical waste safely.

  • Commercial Bin Sizes

    Read our helpful guide to commercial bin sizes, dimensions, and measurements

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  • Commercial waste bags

    Commercial waste bags are ideal for various waste types when you can’t use a bin.

  • Compactors

    Choose from mobile and static compactors for general waste or recyclable rubbish.

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  • Confidential Waste Bags and Bins

    Confidential waste bags provide a secure and flexible way to store sensitive documents before disposal.

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  • Cytotoxic and cytostatic waste bags

    Purple waste bags for waste contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.

  • Dental (amalgam) waste bins

    White clinical waste bins for dental waste including unwanted and excess amalgam.

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  • Front end loaders

    Large static containers ideal for businesses generating high volumes of waste.

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  • Highly infectious hazardous waste bags

    Yellow clinical waste bags for waste contaminated with infectious bodily fluids.

  • IBC containers

    Store high volumes of liquid waste including chemicals, solvents, and hazardous waste.

  • Large Commercial Waste Bins

    A large bin offers a cost-effective way to store and dispose of commercial waste.

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  • Non-infectious clinical waste bags

    Yellow and black waste bags for non-infectious and non-hazardous waste.

  • Office Bins

    Different types of general waste and recycling bins for offices in various sizes.

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  • Rear end loaders

    A big commercial waste skip in sizes that can hold up to 160 bags of waste.

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  • Roll on roll offs

    One of the largest containers for business waste that can store up to 440 bags of waste.

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  • Sanitary waste bins

    Safely store feminine hygiene products and other sanitary waste with various bin sizes.

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  • Sharps bins

    Use sharps bins with different coloured lids for needles, syringes, scalpels, and knives.

  • Skip sizes

    Sizes vary from 2 to 12-yard skips that can easily store various waste types and amounts.

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  • Small wheelie bins

    Small two-wheel bins for businesses producing low volumes of waste or with limited space.

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  • Waste drums

    Drums and barrels are ideal to safely store liquid, oil, and hazardous waste for collection.

  • Wheelie Bins

    Explore a range of two and four-wheel bins for many waste types.

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