The weight allowance varies per container. Please see the standard weight limits per bin
240L General Waste = 10kg
240L Food 80kg
360L General Waste = 15kg
660L General Waste = 35kg
1100L General Waste = 65kg
240L Dry Mixed Recycling = 10kg
360L Dry Mixed Recycling = 15kg
660L Dry Mixed Recycling = 20kg
1100L Dry Mixed Recycling = 35kg
You will be charged at 17p per additional kg over this allowance.
General waste is dry, non-recyclable waste. This must not be hazardous and the waste must be compactable.
It is industry standard for all commercial containers to have a weight allowance due to health and safety reasons. This also helps prevent the bins being used in an incorrect manner.
In our dry mixed recycling containers, you can dispose of any dry and compactable paper, plastic, cardboard and cans.
Most of our depots are not currently able to recycle polystyrene and bubble wrap, therefore this would need to be disposed of into your general waste container, please speak to a member of our team to confirm this for your location.
240L – 0.58m wide x 1.08m high x 0.72m deep
360L – 0.62m wide x 1.09m high x 0.88m deep
660L – 1.26m wide x 1.3m high x 0.72m deep
1100L – 1.26m wide x 1.4m high x 1.00m deep
RORO = Roll on / Roll off
The 40 yard Roro has higher sides compared to the 20 yard. If you are unsure whether you would need a 40 yard or 20 yard then we can help with this, the 40 yard is mainly for light waste. Due to the volume you can put into the container, the vehicle collecting needs to be able to lift the 40 yard for an exchange or removal. Should you have heavy/bulky waste then the 20 yard would suit you best, although you can’t get the same volume in the Roro, you can fill this to a level load and then the vehicle will still be able to move this.
We can offer both the 660L and 1100L bins lockable. Some of our depots will allow you to put your own lock on either of the smaller bins as long as we are provided with a copy of the key/code
240L – Approx. 2-4 bags
360L – Approx. 4-6 bags
660L – Approx. 6-8 bags
1100L – Approx. 10-15 bags
These containers have the same capacity; however, they are lifted differently on collection. Like a wheelie bin, an FEL/REL will remain on site but will be emptied on a scheduled basis. However, a skip will be removed and replaced per collection. An FEL is a cost-effective solution for larger volumes of compactable waste.
You can use your standard bin bags when putting the waste into our containers. We recommend using clear sacks for dry mixed recycling bins as this allows us to see if the waste has been contaminated. We also recommend putting compostable bags into our food bins, alternatively, this can be put into the bin loose. You do not need to use bags when disposing of bottles into a glass bin.
Dog waste is classed as ‘offensive’ waste and needs to be incinerated and cannot go to landfill. We offer separate services to dispose of this type of waste varying from 30L containers – 770L bins.
Offensive Waste is any waste that is non-infectious but may be unpleasant or cause offence to those that come into contact with it. Hazardous waste is anything that presents a substantial threat to public health. Every time hazardous waste is moved, you will require a hazardous waste consignment note.
Most suppliers provide containers made of polyethene containing plastic. However, some depots are still able to offer metal wheelie bins.
Our bags can vary in size depending on the supplier they come from. However, these are anywhere between 50-70L, like your standard bin liner at home. These bags are slightly thicker than your normal bin liner. They will have our suppliers name printed on these, so we know these bags are ready for collection. Our general waste bag has a weight allowance of 5kg, and our recycling bags have a weight allowance of 2kg.
With food waste containers, the best way to keep the bin clean is by lining it with a clear plastic bin bag. This means that the bin will stay clean and all waste will be in a bag ready for removal. Some suppliers do offer a bin cleaning/ bin exchange service, but this is area specific.
If your bin gets stolen the best thing to do is call our customer services team. They will be able to advise the best course of action for this. Replacement bins can be sent out to your site should this happen (This may come at a cost for the lost property of the container if you check with your business insurance the waste containers may fall under this).
All waste going inside a wheelie bin must be compactable if not this can damage our vehicles. If you are disposing of anything not capable of being compacted, we are able to offer you a skip service for this waste.
Many suppliers will want the skip exchanging approximately between 4-6weeks. This depends on the job itself and these can be negotiated should you need it there longer.
All enclosed skips will come with a bolt that holds the doors in place. There is room on the bolt to put a padlock should you wish to secure this, even more.
We are able to offer a range of collection frequencies depending on how many times we are in the area. These vary from daily, twice weekly, weekly and fortnightly being our minimum frequency.
240L – General waste, Dry mixed recycling, glass, food
360L – General waste, dry mixed recycling
660L – General waste, dry mixed recycling
1100L – General waste, dry mixed recycling
Wheelie Bins, as well as being a compact size and easy to reach height for users, are highly manoeuvrable and perfect for businesses to dispose of dry compactable waste. Their manoeuvrability is particularly useful for businesses whose sites have poor vehicle access.
Dry compactable waste
Hygienic due to lid
Service is really good, had many problems in the past with previous suppliers however since been with Business Waste I have not had any problems what so ever. From the start of the agreement the sales team was really helpful and helped with my requirements. I am in a very tricky location with not much room to store a container however I was provided with many options from the sales rep to accommodate my requirements. Customer Service from the staff is outstanding. Definitely recommend 100%.
Great friendly service and really helpful staff!