Available Bin Capacities
- 1100L 1.3m x 1.1m x 1.3m
- 660L 1.3m x 0.85m x 1.2m
- 360L 0.65m x 0.9m x 1.1m
- 240L 0.6m x 0.7m x 1.1m
- 120L 0.5m x 0.6m x 1.0m
The Capacity Of Those Bins
- 1100L – 15-18 bags
- 660L – 8-10 bags
- 360L – 5-7 bags
- 240L – 3-5 bags
- 120L – 1-3 bags
Better Waste Top Tip
The lid must always be fully closed in order for your bin to be emptied, so make sure you don’t overfill it.
If you find you are having to squash bags in, it’s time to increase your service.
Remember that your bin will be subject to weight limits, so a half full bin doesn’t necessarily mean a light bin – especially in the case of dense, heavy items like food waste.
What You Can Throw Away
Weight Limits & Excess Weight
Weight limits are in place on most containers for a few reasons…
Health & Safety for Drivers
Firstly, this protects the health and safety of the drivers manoeuvring them. Sometimes drivers move over 100 bins per shift, and we have a responsibility to protect drivers from injury. This also reduces the chances of employee absence, meaning collections are more consistent for you.
Fair Weight Pricing
Secondly, it’s only fair that you are paying for the waste you are throwing away. If you have a bin with a few bags of light waste, the cost you pay should not be inflated by someone else who has filled their bin to the top with very heavy waste.
Trucks Fill to Capacity Early
Thirdly, the vehicles emptying your bin have a limit to how much waste they are legally allowed to carry. If you are at the end of the route and everyone before you has gone over their weight limit, there may not be space for your waste in the truck and you will have a missed collection.
We understand it’s difficult to know how much weight is in your container. If you do go over the limit we will inform you and work towards ensuring your service keeps you within the parameters.
*If you require a 100kg weight limit for your 1100L GW bin, speak to us as we have specific agreements in place for these weight limits with some of our suppliers.