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WasteManaged can provide bins for these collection types: general waste, mixed recycling, food, cardboard & glass.

We currently aren’t able to collect building materials & other construction refuse.

We offer free bins and fexible supplier options on urban and rural routes to reach you no matter where you are.

We are currently active on sites all over the UK such as: Newcastle, Luton, Exeter, Aberdeen, Chester, Ipswich, Wakefield and many more sites.

All the builder’s rubbish collected will be handled in accordance with waste management legislation by EPA (Environmental Protection Act).

What can I put in construction waste bins?

Construction waste bins and skips are designed to hold materials generated during construction, demolition, and renovation projects. You can generally put the following types of waste in construction waste bins and skips:

  • Concrete, bricks, and masonry
  • Timber and wood products
  • Metals and metal products
  • Plastics and plastic products
  • Glass
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Soil and rocks
  • General waste and debris (e.g., packaging, non-hazardous materials)

However, it’s important to note that specific rules and regulations may vary depending on your location and the waste disposal facility you’re using. It’s always a good idea to check with your waste management provider to confirm what can and cannot be put in a construction waste bin or skip.

Cost of construction waste bins in the UK

Costs will vary depending on the sie of your project, the type of waste you’re looking to dispose of and how frequently you will require waste removals.

We would like to mention that we don’t charge for bin rentals as we believe our customers should only pay when they are receiving a service.

The cost of construction site waste bins can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the size of the bin, the length of the rental period, and the location where the bin will be delivered.

In general, if you decide to go for a smaller builder’s waste bin (e.g., 2 wheeled) will be less expensive than larger bins (e.g., 4 wheeled, skips and hippo bags). The rental period may also affect the cost in applicable cases, with longer rental periods generally resulting in a lower cost per day. Additionally, the cost of construction site waste bins may vary depending on your location and the specific waste management provider you choose.

To get an accurate estimate of the cost of a construction site waste bin, it’s best to contact a waste management provider and ask for a quote based on your specific needs. They should be able to provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs and any additional fees, such as delivery or disposal fees.

We’d like to reiterate that we don’t charge for bin rentals to any of our clients.

Orange construction waste bins x3. Builder's rubbish units at dusk without WasteManaged logo.

What types of construction waste bins do I need for a building site?

Typically, a construction site will require at least one general waste receptacle and one recycling bin.

The general waste unit will be used for non-recyclable waste generated on the site, such as packaging, broken tools, and other construction debris. The recycling bin will be used for materials that can be recycled, such as cardboard, paper, plastic, and metal.

Depending on the project, it may also be necessary to have separate bins for glass waste and food waste. Glass waste bins are typically used for broken glass from windows, mirrors, or other glass fixtures on the site. Food waste bins may be required if the project includes on-site catering or if workers are generating food waste on the site.

It’s important to consult with a waste management provider to determine the specific requirements for your construction site and to ensure that you are complying with any local regulations or guidelines.

Where do you offer construction waste bins?

As we have been around for a while, we have managed to amass a network of the best waste collectors accross the UK, servicing over 23,000 clients from Inverness to the Cliffs of Dover.

WasteManaged constuction waste bin collection.  Waste management collection service wagon for builder's site.

How can I save money on a construction waste bin?

The first step to saving money on construction waste removal is to have a solid waste management plan. You wouldn’t start a project without considering expenses and looking for ways to efficiently cut costs. Your waste removal plan souldn’t be any different.

In order to properly save on waste removals you should estimate how much waste you will be generating consistently throughout the project, what types of waste you will be proucing and hw often you are likely to require collections.

Seperating waste types

The main focus should be to seperate the types of waste you are producing as much as possible. By doing so you are not only minimising the risk of contamination from your workers unintentionaly using the wrong bin but you also reduce the amount of collections required.

Most waste management companies will charge for bin rentals, but the annual cost of a bin rental is neglegable compared to collection fees. Bringing the number of collections down by distributing waste into multiple bins is the best approach to minimising expenses and simplifying your waste removals. And lets face it. It’s one less thing to worry about when you know you won’t have a bin wagon turning up at your site all the time.

Try reading our guide on how to cut costs by adhering to a strong construction waste management plan.

Can I recycle construction waste?

While the issue of construction pollution and materials being ent to landfill is a global one, it is particularly relevant to the United Kingdom.

In 2019, the UK construction sector generated around a whopping 120 million tonnes of rubbish, making it the largest waste stream in the country of all sectors. This waste includes materials such as concrete, bricks, timber, and plasterboard, which can all be recycled.

In recent years, the UK government has introduced policies to encourage the recycling of construction waste.

For example, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 require clients, designers, and contractors to consider the environmental impact of their construction projects, including the management of waste.

In addition, the UK government has set targets for the reduction of waste and the increase in recycling rates.

The UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has set a target of reducing construction waste by 50% by 2025, and the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy includes proposals to increase the use of recycled materials in construction.

As in other countries, recycling construction waste in the UK can have significant environmental and economic benefits. By diverting waste from landfill, recycling can help to conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It can also save money on disposal costs and reduce the need for virgin materials, which can be expensive and environmentally damaging to extract.

How big are our construction site waste bins?

We offer construction site waste bins in a range of sizes for multiple waste types to meet your output demands. All of our units are wheeled to allow for easy relocation around your site. So you can place them as you see fit.

We advise seperating waste unit types at different areas on your site. This way your workers will be less likely to place recycling materials into a general waste receptacle which could result in a missed collection.

Construction waste bin size guide by waste managed. 240L bin, 660L bin, 1100L bin. WasteMangement offer recycling, general waste, sharps, plastics, food waste and hazerdous waste collections.

What if the container is damaged?

All of our construction site waste bins undergo quality checks by our suppliers prior to delivery. If a bin has been damaged on your site we can arrange to have this replaced. We request that you place the unit in an area away from traffic or anywhere that the bin is likely to receive damage.

How frequently can I have waste collected from my building site?

Generally, we collect waste from building sites weekly or fortnightly depending on the size of the project.

We advise going with a larger bin so that you may bring down the need for frequent collections. You’d only need to take a smaller bin if your aren’t producing much waste would ba in the case that you are disposing of large quantities of food or organic material which could attract pests.

Do you guarantee on-time collections?

Yes, our collectors complete their routes on the dates you agree to. Should anything go wrong, we will immediately arrange an alternative right away, or in other cases we even provide one off service free of charge to ensure you keep running without disturbance.

How much do we charge for construction waste bin rental?

We don’t charge customers for construction waste bin rentals. We beleive that our clients should only have to pay for the service when they have received it. Our constainers all arrive in prime condition and are fully sealable and lockable.

We advise that you make use of the lockable lid when the site is closed to avoid fly tipping. The units are made from robust materials such as galvanised metal which make it difficult for pests to break into the containers.

Many waste management collectors will charge for construction waste bin rentals, but this can drive up costs in many WMPs, esspecially when sites require fewer collections and have a lower waste output.

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