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Selecting the right commercial waste bins for your business may seem a little daunting at first. So we wrote this guide to help you choose the right waste management plan that works for you.

Before you choose a collector you should first consider the categories of waste you will be disposing of which can be separated – less removals going to landfill means lower bills at the end of the month.

Consider the types of products you are buying and compare how they are packaged. You may be able to save on waste removals by purchasing slightly more expensive items which are modestly packaged.

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What is the size of a commercial waste bin?

Commercial waste bins can come in a variety of sizes and we recommend speaking with an advisor to determine the waste output of your business.

WasteManaged offer bins of all sizes for all types of commercial waste collection from glass recycling to clinical waste collections .

Most of our customers choose commercial wheelie bins for their company, including containers ranging from 120 litre to 1100 litre capacity. Both 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled options are available.

All of our units are lockable and can be easily moved to other areas of your site for convenience. They come in prime condition and have been sanitised prior to delivery.

All units are checked against our quality control standards to ensure that leakage and breakage is not a concern. All locks are functioning, so no need to worry if you are storing your waste outside.

In some cases, such as companies who are generating large amounts of paper or cardboard waste, it would be advisable to consider acquiring a compactor to reduce the amount of overall removals to reduce commercial waste collection costs.

What are commercial waste bins?

Domestic waste removals will typically entail the use of a wheelie bin, whereas commercial waste removals can require the use of wheelie bins for most small to medium sized businesses and front end loaders or roll-on-roll-off-skips.

Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste.

Refuse from the following sectors are considered commercial waste:

  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

To find out what units we have available, fill out the following quick quote form.

What are the types of commercial waste bins?

We can offer commercial waste collection for the following types of units:

General waste bins

Residual waste / general waste, is catagorised as any type of waste that is generated by a business or household. This could also include materials such as non-recyclable plastics, polythene, any contaminated packaging or scraps. 

Previously, this refuse was all sent to a landfill site and much of this waste is still disposed of at such locations to date. Recent progressions in waste processing technology has allowed us to find better alternatives to much of our waste treatment, much of which is used for converting food waste to energy. 

General waste bins are generally black or brown. Colours can differ depending on where you are located in the UK.  

Blue Recycling Bins

Dry recyclables are typically placed in blue bins in the UK. This includes items such as:

  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Books & catalogues
  • Food storage boxes
  • Egg boxes
  • Drink and food cans

We do advise checking within your local area as other colours are observed.

Red Recycling Bins

Red bins are used for recycling plastics in general. Many collectors will also allow plastics to be placed into the dry recycling bins, so it’s worth double checking with your bin provider.

The following may be placed in red bins:

  • Plastic packaging
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic items with any other materials removed
  • Empty plastic food storage which have been cleaned

Many people confuse the following “light plastics” with those that may be recycled.  Here are some examples of the items which may not be disposed of in recycle containers and should instead be placed into general waste:

  • Carrier bags
  • Light packaging
  • Hard plastics such as coat hangers
  • Polystyrene

Brown Recycling Bins

This bins are typically used for genera lrecycling and can accept all types of materials for removal such as plastics, glass, cardboard etc…

Green Recycling Bins

Green recycling bins are used for glass collections. You should check with your container provider as many will require glass of different colour to be separated.

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How can WasteManaged help with my bin collections?

For the past 11 years’ we have been providing commercial waste bins to sites across the country with a solid rating on trust pilot from our customers.

We pride ourselves on finding the best waste management plan that will help save you time and money so you may focus on your business.

Simply complete our short quote form to find out what we can offer and then speak to one of our advisors if you have any unique requirements.

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