Wheelie Bin Size Guide UK

Wheelie bins come in all shapes, sizes and colours. The most popular standard council bin size in the UK is 240 litres. The typical dimensions of a 240 litre wheelie bin is 107cm Height x 58cm Width x 74cm Depth. If you are a business who produce more waste than this standard wheelie bin accommodates, we have a range of bin sizes to suit all needs across London and Kent with our regular commercial bin collections.

Getting the Right Bin Size for your business

To ensure you get the right wheelie bin size for your commercial waste disposal, you should have an idea of what type of waste your business produces, roughly how much and how often. To be able to provide this information you should conduct a waste audit.

This should provide you with good estimates for all the questions your waste management service will need answers to. Small businesses will likely find that they need a general waste commercial bin and secondary bins for their next most common waste streams. For instance, restaurants will probably need secondary bins for food waste and for glass.

Once you have this information, get in touch with a member of our helpful team on 020 7232 1711, or by filling out the form on this page, who will be able to guide you through the wheelie bin selection process and ensure your choice is appropriate for your business.

Wheelie bin dimensions and bin bag sizes

Our commercial wheelie bins range from 240 to 1100 litres, and can hold from as little waste as 2 bin bags full to 14. Conducting a waste audit for your business will help you determine what size wheelie bin you will need. See our helpful guide below for more information and if in any doubt, our friendly team are on hand to help on 020 7232 1711.

What size waste bins do you need?

You can order different sizes to suit each waste type. For example, for general waste, you could a 1100 litre waste bin, then for dry mixed recycling, you could order three 660 litre waste bins. The weight capacity limit will vary and will be quoted for in advance. 

RTS Waste Management 240 litres waste bins
RTS waste Management 360 litres waste bins
RTS waste management 660 litres waste bins
RTS Waste Management 1100 litres waste bins
240 ltrs
360 ltrs
660 ltrs
1100 ltrs
2-3 bags
4-6 bags
8-10 bags
10-14 bags
590mm / 1’11”
890mm / 2’11”
777mm / 2’6”
986mm / 3’3”
540mm / 1’9”
590mm / 1’11”
1240mm / 4”
1270mm / 4’2”
1070mm / 3’6”
11000mm / 3’7”
1309mm / 4’3”
1404mm / 4’7”

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