A guide to wheelie bin sizes in the UK

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Are you in search of a wheelie bin for your business? In the world of wheelie bins, size is important – it’s about finding the right one for your needs. In other words, the wheelie bin that’ll contain the amount of waste you produce.

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They come in different sizes and colours according to how they can accommodate your business’s waste output. For instance, the most popular standard council bin size is 240 litres. This standard bin measures 107cm in height, 58cm in width, and 74cm in depth. But would that suit your business, and how would you know?

RTS can help you make sure, and then send you the wheelie bin that’s right for you and your business.

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Choosing the right wheelie bin size

We offer a variety of wheelie bin sizes in London and Kent with regular commercial bin collections. But first, let’s get you the right fit.

The waste audit

To make sure you get the right wheelie bin size for your commercial waste disposal, take into account the type of waste your business produces, roughly how much, and how often. A waste audit will give you the information you need to help your waste management service meet your requirements.

Small businesses usually need a general waste commercial bin and secondary bins for their next most common waste streams. For instance, restaurants will need secondary bins for food waste and for glass. Need help with the selection process? Give our friendly team a call on 020 7232 1711, or fill out the form on this page, and we’ll guide you through it!

Dimension and capacity

The waste audit we do with you will help you pin-point the wheelie bin size perfect for your business. Our wheelie bins are designed to then meet whatever specifications you have. For example:

  • Our commercial wheelie bins come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of your business, ranging from 240 to 1100 litres.
  • Our wheelie bins can hold as little as 2 bin bags of waste, making them a great choice for small businesses that produce minimal waste.
  • Conversely, Our 1100-litre bin is our largest bin and can hold up to 14 bin bags full of waste.

A wheelie bin for every need

We all know that not all waste is created equal. Some waste is heavier, some is hardier, and some can take up more space.

If you’re a business with more than one type of waste and are in need of more than one type of bin, we can help you there, too.

For example, you could order a 1100-litre waste bin for general waste, and three 660-litre waste bins for dry mixed recycling.

Just keep in mind that weight capacity limit will vary and will be quoted in advance.

Capacity 240 ltrs 360 ltrs 660 ltrs 1100 ltrs
Volume 2-3 bags 4-6 bags 8-10 bags 10-14 bags
Wheels 2 2 4 4
Depth 590mm / 1’11” 890mm / 2’11” 777mm / 2’6” 986mm / 3’3”
Width 540mm / 1’9” 590mm / 1’11” 1240mm / 4” 1270mm / 4’2”
Height 1070mm / 3’6” 11000mm / 3’7” 1309mm / 4’3” 1404mm / 4’7”
Capacity 17kg 21kg 43kg 65kg

Wheelie bin sizes UK – a handy guide

You’ve done the audit, and you know the bin you need. Here’s a handy breakdown with all the wheelie bin specifications.

And as always, if in any doubt, our friendly team are on hand to help on 020 7232 1711.