Get wheelie bins delivered to and collected from your organisation for efficient commercial waste management with Business Waste. A wide range of wheelie bin sizes are available in various colours to suit your needs and store many types of waste. Book delivery and collections of wheelie bins anywhere in the UK.
Wheelie bins are some of the most common containers used to store all sorts of rubbish, from general waste to recycling such as paper, cardboard, and plastics. They come with two or four wheels, depending on their size. This makes moving them around your premises quick and easy for convenient waste management.
We provide free wheelie bins to businesses across the UK – you just pay for collection. It means you don’t need to buy, hire, or rent wheelie bins to manage your commercial waste safely and effectively. And there are no delivery or hidden fees. Contact us online or call 0800 211 8390 for a free quote for wheelie bins.
Daily, weekly, fortnightly, or ad hoc collection
2 to 18 bags of waste
- Cardboard Waste
- Confidential Waste
- Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)
- Food Waste
- Garden Waste
- General Waste
- Glass Waste
- Paper Waste
- Plastic Waste
2 or 4 wheels
Lockable options available
What waste types can
you put in wheelie bins?
A wide range of solid waste types can be put in wheelie bins. They can be used as a recycling wheelie bin or for non-recyclable rubbish like general waste. Most daily rubbish produced by businesses can be separated and placed in wheelie bins as part of an effective recycling and waste management plan.
Recycling wheelie bins
You can use wheelie bins for recycling:
- Dry mixed recycling – any wheelie bin size for mixed paper, cardboard, plastics, and metals.
- Paper – use all sizes of wheelie bins to separate paper for recycling.
- Cardboard – separate cardboard for recycling in any size of a wheelie bin.
- Plastic – waste plastic can be stored in all wheelie bin sizes for recycling.
- Glass – only 120 and 240 litre wheelie bins can be used for glass waste.
Non-recyclable wheelie bins
You can also use wheelie bins to store non-recyclable rubbish:
Wheelie bin services
As part of our wheelie bin services, we deliver free wheelie bins to businesses anywhere in the UK. There are no delivery fees, rental charges, or hire costs, and you don’t need to buy the wheelie bins. All you must do is cover the collection costs – helping you arrange cost-effective waste management.
You can use one or more of the same or different-sized wheelie bins to store the same or different waste types. For example, you might use three 240 litre wheelie bins for your food waste and another 240 litre wheelie bin for your paper waste. Our wheelie bin services include the option to upgrade to larger bins if needed.
Book collection of your wheelie bins on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly schedule. You can arrange collections on different days and schedules for different bins to suit your needs. For example, you might want all your 240 litre food waste bins removed daily but the paper waste bin every fortnight.
We can also provide an audit of your site and operations, alongside expert advice to help you work out the most efficient and cost-effective waste management plan. This includes advice on the right sizes, types, and numbers of wheelie bins to use and collection frequencies to save your business money and increase its recycling rates.
Wheelie bin colours
Various wheelie bin colours are available to make separating your waste and recycling simple. Councils and local authorities use specific-coloured bins for domestic general waste and recycling, but businesses can mix and match wheelie bin colours to suit your needs.
Common wheelie bin colours include green, black, blue, brown, yellow, and red – though other colours of wheelie bins may be available. If you want a specific colour of wheelie bin in a certain size then you can request it and our team will see what they can do.
Who needs wheelie bins?
Most businesses and organisations use wheelie bins to store some types and amounts of waste before it’s collected and disposed of. Many companies use a range of wheelie bin sizes and colours to separate recyclable and non-recyclable rubbish on site. Common organisations that use wheelie bins include:
- Offices – separate wheelie bins for paper, cardboard, and general waste
- Shops – wheelie bins for general waste and recycling
- Restaurants – individual food waste and glass recycling wheelie bins
- Hospitals – wheelie bins for patients and visitors’ general waste and recycling
- Schools – food waste, general waste, and dry mixed recycling wheelie bins
Arrange delivery and collection
of wheelie bins
Get a free quote for wheelie bin collections anywhere in the UK and only pay the collection costs. Simply tell us the size and number of wheelie bins you need, what types of waste they’re for, and how often you want them collected – as well as your location – for a free no obligation quote.
You’ll receive a free duty of care certificate with every bin removal and all wheelie bins are delivered and collected by licensed waste carriers. Collections are available on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis. Speak to one of our friendly and expert team if you have any questions or want some advice about our wheelie bin services.
Wheelie bin FAQs
What size are council wheelie bins?
Most council wheelie bins in the UK provided to households are 240 litre wheelie bins. These are often used for domestic general waste, recycling, and garden waste. The sizes, colours, and uses of council wheelie bins vary for different areas of the UK, so check with your local authority for specific details about your council wheelie bins.
When were wheelie bins introduced in the UK?
The plastic wheelie bin was invented in March 1968 in the UK by Frank Rotherham Mouldings. This was invented to move waste from one side of the factory to the other. The use of wheelie bins for homes in the UK didn’t become more common until the 1980s.
It wasn’t until 2003 when the Household Waste Recycling Act was passed in the UK that required local authorities to provide households with separate bins for recycling collections. Around 30 million tonnes of UK waste come from household wheelie bins.
How big are wheelie bins?
Wheelie bins vary in size, but the standard 240 litre wheelie bin is 107cm in height x 58cm in width x 74cm in depth. The largest wheelie bins are 1100 litre wheelie bins, which are 133cm in height X 138cm in width X 109cm in depth.
How much are wheelie bins?
Wheelie bins range in price depending on their size, material, and where you buy a wheelie bin. It’s more cost-effective to use wheelie bin services that provide the bins for free, rather than buying your own bins. Many councils and local authorities charge to replace a domestic wheelie bin if it’s lost, damaged, or stolen.
What are wheelie bins made from?
Most modern wheelie bins are made from polyethylene – a popular type of plastic. Plastic wheelie bins are durable, waterproof, and lightweight. Polyethylene is often used as it can withstand acids, fungi, and bacteria. It’s also more resistant to cracks, dents, and bending than some other plastic types.
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