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Commercial Bin Sizes

Using the best bin sizes for the waste your business creates ensures cost-effective waste management. It avoids a build-up of waste developing and your bins overflowing while ensuring they fit in the space you’ve set aside for storage. Combine the right commercial bin sizes with a suitable collection schedule for efficient waste management.

There are many different commercial waste bin sizes, from small office bins and wheelie bins to large industrial containers. At Business Waste we provide free bins of all sizes for companies anywhere in the UK. There are no delivery or rental fees, you only pay for collection – on a schedule that suits your needs.

Find a bin size for whatever type and amount of waste your company creates, whether you run a start-up or an established business. A wide range of options means you can tailor a solution for your business. Explore the wide range of bin sizes available for your business to use.

At Business Waste we provide free commercial bins of all sizes

Commercial wheelie bin sizes

Most businesses use wheelie bins of various sizes to separate and store the waste they produce daily. You can use wheelie bins for general waste and food waste, as well as recyclable rubbish such as cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, and dry mixed recycling. Two and four-wheel bins are available in different sizes.

Any sized wheelie bin can be used for general waste and dry mixed recycling types, both combined and as individual bins for the likes of paper or cardboard, for example. However, size restrictions apply to some waste types. You can only put food waste and glass recycling in a 120 or 240 litre wheelie bin.

If you create a lot of either you must use more 120 or 240L wheelie bins, you can’t upgrade to 360 litre wheelie bins or bigger. Discover the bin dimensions and capacities for wheelie bins:

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  • 120L wheelie bin size

    The size of a 120 litre wheelie bin is 0.9m (height) x 0.5m (width) x 0.5m (depth). 120 litre wheelie bins are the smallest wheelie bins and hold a maximum of two to three bags of waste.

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  • 240L wheelie bin size

    The size of a 240 litre wheelie bin is 1.08m (height) x 0.58m (width) x 0.72 (depth). 240 litre wheelie bins have the capacity to hold four or five bags of waste.

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  • 360L wheelie bin size

    The size of a 360 litre wheelie bin is 1.1m (height) x 0.6m (width) x 0.9m (depth). 360 litre wheelie bins can store five or six bags of waste.

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  • 660L wheelie bin size

    The size of a 660 litre wheelie bin is 1.3m (height) x 0.7m (width) x 1.3m (depth). 660 litre wheelie bins have enough room for 10 to 12 bags of waste.

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  • 1100L wheelie bin size

    The size of a 1100 litre wheelie bin is 1.4m (height) x 1.0m (width) x 1.3m (depth). 1100 litre wheelie bins can store up to 18 bags of waste.

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  • How big is a wheelie bin?

    Read our detailed guide to wheelie bin sizes, including the measurements, capacities, and weight limits for all two and four-wheel bins.

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Industrial bin sizes

Industrial-sized bins are ideal for big businesses, those that create high volumes of waste, and have enough space on site to place these huge containers. Using large containers to store lots of waste reduces how often you need your bins collected and therefore cuts your waste management costs.

There are various industrial bin sizes available that are suitable to store and dispose of solid and liquid waste materials. These are all much bigger than wheelie bins but are static containers, so appropriate space and access is required to deliver and remove these large bins.

Explore the range of industrial bin sizes available:

Roll on roll off sizes

Roll on roll off skips (RoRos) are the largest industrial bins available – the biggest ones can hold up to 440 bags of waste. There are various sizes of RoRos available, from a 15-yard roll on roll off skip (1.22m (height) x 2.4m (width) x 6.1m (length)) to the largest options – 40-yard RoRo (2.6m (height) x 2.4m (width) x 6.1m (length)).

Compactor sizes

Compactors crush various types of waste to reduce its volume so you can store more rubbish at once. They’re available in different sizes with some of the largest waste compactors measuring 2.4m (height) x 2.4m (width) x 6m (length). This holds the equivalent of 350 bags of waste, slightly smaller than the biggest RoRo.

Front end loader sizes

Front end loaders are a static type of skip ideal for storing a variety of solid waste types. There are various sizes of front end loaders (FELs) with different capacities. These range from 6-yard FELs (4,600-litre capacity – 60 bags of waste) to 10-yard FELs (7,600-litre capacity – 80 bags of waste).

Rear end loader sizes

Rear end loaders (RELs) are larger than FELs. Sizes of RELs range from an 8-yard REL (6,300-litre capacity – 80 bags of waste) to 16-yard RELs (12,600-litre capacity – 160 bags of waste).

IBC container sizes

IBC containers are some of the largest containers for storing liquid and non-solid waste. They’re available in various sizes with capacities that include 600, 800, and 1,000 litres.

Rubbish bin sizes

There are many types and sizes of rubbish bins that most businesses place close to the point of waste production. These rubbish bin sizes depend on the type of bin and what it’s used to store. Often the waste will be emptied into larger wheelie bins or big containers before it’s collected by a professional waste management company.

Explore these examples of other commercial waste bin sizes:

  • Office bin sizes – this covers a variety of smaller office bins used for paper recycling, general waste, food waste, and dry mixed recycling. Small office bins are normally available in 255070,and 90 litres.
  • Sanitary waste bin sizes – every workplace bathroom must have a sanitary waste bin in place legally. Sanitary waste bins are available in different sizes to suit the space, with options including 7 to 30-litre sanitary waste bins.
  • Food waste bin sizes – many commercial kitchens will place food waste bins close to the point of production. Smaller bins and containers can be used but you can only use maximum sizes of 120 and 240 litre wheelie bins to dispose of waste food.
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commercial waste bin sizes

Find the best bin size for your business and arrange delivery wherever you’re based in the UK. We provide free bins and containers of any type and size – you only cover the costs of collection. It could be a one-off roll on roll off skip or a regular wheelie bin collection.

Combine the number, type, and size of waste bins that ensure efficient and cost-effective waste management for your organisation. One of our friendly and expert team can help you create a waste management plan and advise on the best refuse bin sizes for your business.

Get in touch today for a free no obligation quote. The price will be based on the number, type, and waste bin sizes, as well as your location and how often you want them collected. Contact us online or call 0800 211 8390 for a free quote for waste management in the UK today.

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  • 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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