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These are the bin sizes and types we have available, with dimensions as a general guide.

The bin sizes we have available

Bin dimensions can vary slightly between suppliers so if you need the exact measurements, we can let you know this when you set up with us. As a guide:

  • 1100L – Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.3 x 1.1 x 1.3m
  • 660L – Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.3 x 0.85 x 1.2m
  • 360L – Dimensions (WxDxH) 0.65 x 0.9 x 1.1m
  • 240L – Dimensions (WxDxH) 0.6 x 0.7 x 1.1m
  • 120L – Dimensions (WxDxH) 0.5 x 0.6 x 1.0m

The capacity of those bins

This of course depends on how full your bags are, but as a general guide:

  • 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

General Waste

Non-hazardous general waste such as greasy food wrappers, crisp packets, plastic cutlery, black plastic, coat hangers, hair cuttings, napkins, etc.

Electrical items, chemicals, wood, rubble, vehicle parts, metal drums, carpet/lino, furniture, paint tins

Dry Mixed Recycling

Paper (dry and clean), cardboard (dry and clean), metal tins and cans, plastic such as milk and shampoo bottles, microwaveable meal trays, drinks bottles

Greasy cardboard such as pizza boxes, black plastic, crisp packets, waxed paper cups (takeaway tea/coffee cups), hard plastic, such as pipes or PVC window surrounds, liquids, polystyrene, textiles, food


Jars (no lids), glass bottles

Windows, pyrex, drinking glasses, ceramics


Vegetable peelings, fish or raw meat, leftover food in its original packaging (except glass or tins), milk, small bones such as chicken bones, tea bags, coffee grounds

Butchers bones, black bags, plants, anything other than food, cooking oil, plastic, glass, other general waste

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 weight limit, we will inform you, so you will be fully aware of what service we recommend to keep your service within the parameters opposite.

*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

Below are the average weight limits that are provided by our suppliers. If you have a specific need or a higher weight limit request, please let us know and we can quote you accordingly. Check your Duty of Care certificate for an accurate weight limit for your bin.

Average Bin Weight Limits

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