Business Waste

Small Wheelie Bins

A small wheelie bin is the smallest two-wheel bin available for your commercial waste. It’s the standard bin that’s used by most local councils for domestic waste removal. This makes it lightweight and easy to move around your premises for storing a range of waste types before collection.

Small wheelie bins are the perfect solution for small businesses and those where space to store a waste container is limited. Plus, the size of a small wheelie bin means it’s easy to keep out of view to ensure your business looks tidy and presentable for any clients and customers.

Bigger businesses often use them as well, for specific waste types they don’t produce a lot of or for frequent collections. Whatever the size, industry, and location of your business, we deliver small bins for free anywhere in the UK – just pay for collection. Find out more about small wheelie bins and for a free quote contact us today.

Collection Frequency:
Daily, weekly, fortnightly, or ad hoc collection
Two to three 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 
small wheelie bin?

A small wheelie bin is a compact two-wheel bin that offers a smaller alternative to the more common 240 litre wheelie bin. It can still store a maximum of two or three bags of waste when you use standard size 65 litre bin bags. Often, it’s a more cost-effective option for smaller businesses or those that produce minimal waste.

The features of a 120L wheelie bin are similar. They’re made from the plastic polyethylene, so have a durable build that’s weather-resistant for storage outside. The handle and two wheels make it easy to move around, while a lid further protects waste from rainwater and contamination. Different coloured small bins also help separate waste types.

Small wheelie 
bin dimensions

A small bin is the shortest of all wheelie bins available for collecting, storing, and disposing of business waste. Its smaller size means it also has a reduced capacity compared to 240 and 360 litre wheelie bins, but that does make it easier to store in compact spaces.

Despite smaller small wheelie bin dimensions, you can still store up to three bags of waste and loose recycling in it. Small wheelie bin dimensions are:

  • From – Height – 0.93m
  • From – Width – 0.48m
  • From – Depth – 0.55m

There are also lighter weight limits for certain waste types (mainly food and glass waste) due to the size of a small wheelie bin. However, for general waste and most dry recycling types these weight restrictions are the same as for 240 litre bins. Weight limits for a small wheelie bin are:

  • Dry mixed recycling – 10kg
  • Paper and cardboard recycling – 10kg
  • General waste – 10kg
  • Food waste – 65kg
Small wheelie bins can hold up to 3-5 bags of waste

Why do I need a 
small bin?

If you run a business that doesn’t produce much waste on a daily basis, then a small bin may make sense both practically and financially. For example, offices with only a few employees might only need a small recycling bin for the plastic drinks bottles and recyclable food packaging leftover from lunch.

Larger businesses that create more waste can still benefit from small litre bins though. Using such smaller wheelie bins means you can arrange more frequent collections, which is ideal if you need regular waste removal from your premises. Plus, where space for waste storage is limited, their compact size provides a space saving solution.

You can easily separate your waste types with different coloured small litre wheelie bins too. Use a small green wheelie bin for your dry mixed recycling and a grey or black one for your general waste, for example. This too can be more efficient if you only produce a limited amount of a specific recyclable waste stream.

If you find a small bin is too small or you need more collections than expected, there are plenty of larger wheelie bins available for commercial waste. Consider the following two and four-wheel options:

What can you put in a 
small wheelie bin?

Lots of common waste types can be put in bin bags and stored in a small bin. They’re a common choice for general waste, while you can also use them as a small recycling bin for a range of different streams.

You cannot put liquid, hazardous, oil, or clinical waste in a small litre wheelie bin. Much like a 240L bin though, you can use them for just food waste and glass recycling (though check the weight limits).

Common waste types can store in a small litre wheelie bin include:

Arrange delivery and collection 
of small wheelie bins

Get a small wheelie bins delivered to your company anywhere in the UK with Business Waste. We provide free bins, so you only pay for collection after filling with your commercial refuse. Whether you need one, two, or more – and want to combine with other bin sizes – we can work out a solution best for your business.

Arrange collection of your small bins on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis depending on the amount of waste you produce and how often. Place it at an agreed accessible pickup point ahead of the collection time and one of our licensed waste carriers will remove your waste and transport to a nearby disposal or recycling facility.

We work on a zero landfill policy, which means we’ll do our best to recycle as much waste as possible that we collect – whether in small wheelie bins or huge roll offs. Order one or more in different colours to easily separate your waste and prevent accidental mixing, to help us dispose of your waste in an environmentally friendly way.

Contact our team online, complete the form below, or call 0800 211 8390 to get a free quote for 120 litre wheelie bins. One of our friendly and expert team can advise you on the best type and size of bins for your business, an appropriate collection schedule, and answer any questions you may have to ensure delivery and collection of small bins goes smoothly.

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  • All waste types
  • Cardboard Waste
  • Clinical Waste
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  • Food Waste
  • Garden Waste
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  • Glass Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Liquid Waste
  • Oil Waste
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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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