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Wheelie Bins Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a dropfront wheelie bin?

    To provide ease of access to the interior of the bin, drop fronts are an optional and welcome feature to our supply of new wheelie bins.

    This access hatch has a hinge in the front panel, which only requires a gentle lift to be lowered and sat safely hanging down.

    This feature resolves many associated risks and injuries for wheelie bin operators allowing them to now safely access and empty the whole bin.


    A dropfront wheelie bin, is not recommended when being used with rubbish compactors or a baler machine tipping mechanism as the hatch can swing open when tipping.

  • What is a wheelie bin deflector plate?

    A deflector plate provides added protection for fingers by preventing operators from placing their fingers in areas prone to be in contact with closing or falling lids.

  • What are lockable wheelie bins?

    A lockable wheelie bin prevents access to unwanted parties to prevent fly-tipping, theft of defective products, arson and other problems.

    Typically using a triangular key, you may find the locking mechanism in the lid or in the immediate area underneath where it is less obvious.

    You should consider using lockable wheelie bins in unsecure areas to prevent increased waste disposal costs.

    They are also an important health & safety feature to prevent individuals climbing in.

  • What type of wheelie bin lids are there?

    For environments very limited on space where full bin access is required, you may opt for a spring assisted roll over lid which slides down the back of a bin. This type of wheelie bin has to be requested by contacting our consumable team.

    Our standard wheelie bins come with a flat lid, which to open fully requires lifting rather than sliding. If you need full access to the bin, you can rest the lid to the rear of the bin.

    Please note operators should not rest wheelie bin lids against the wall as this can cause significant head and hand injuries.

  • Which size of wheelie bin is best?

    The best size and type of wheelie bin is very much dependent on the waste you produce and how they are emptied.

    1100 litre bins

    This size bin is ideal for large sheets of cardboard or where larger items of waste require regular disposal. You may be filling multiple smaller bins such as:

    770 litre wheelie bin

    660 litre wheelie bin

    360 litre wheelie bin

    240 litre wheelie bin

    180 litre wheelie bin

    140 litre wheelie bin

    120 litre wheelie bin

    80 litre wheelie bin

    60 litre wheelie bin

    Consider your available space and the amount of waste you are producing per day. Quite often it is more cost effective to utilise larger wheelie bins as you obtain a better price from your waste management provider on collection.

  • Where can you buy wheelie bin parts?

    We supply and fit various types of wheelie bin parts including:

    -Castor wheels

    -Towing kits

    -Deflector plates

    -Drop fronts

    -Locking mechanisms

    -Replacement lids

    -Forklift lifting pockets

    These are quoted and are not available for purchase through our wheelie bin supplier page. To discuss the parts you require and any fitting requirement, please contact consumables@compactandbale.com.

  • How can we reduce our wheelie bin collection costs?

    The waste industry operates on a per tonne basis. When sourcing wheelie bins, you should look to fill a bin to its maximum prior to collection. This may seem obvious, however, this is in terms of physical capacity and weight.

    To increase the capacity and weight of waste stored in your bin prior to collection, you should consider wheelie bin compactors. These models will compress the waste in your wheelie bins ensuring you are being as efficient as possible and paying the least possible amount based on your negotiated collection rates.

    To obtain a separate quote for the collection of your waste, you can speak to our waste management department for a quotation.


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Estimated Weekly Volumes

Based on a 50kg per m3 material density
Visual Size Guide
1100L bin
55kg approx.
8 yard skip
300kg approx.
16 yard skip
600kg approx.
40 yard skip
1500kg approx.