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Six most commonly asked questions about wheelie bins

November 6, 2023

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A wheelie bin service is an essential part of managing waste for businesses

Understanding the world of commercial waste can be confusing. At Coastal Recycling, we are here to simplify the process and provide you with expert solutions for all your waste collection needs. In this blog post, we will answer the six most commonly asked questions about wheelie bins and explain why Coastal Recycling is the top choice for your commercial waste collections.

What wheelie bin services do you offer?

We offer general waste, mixed recycling (clean cardboard, plastics, paper and clean tins), mixed glass recycling, and food recycling. All we ask is plastics and tins are empty and to the best of your ability clean. If you have other waste streams, just ask us and we can help.

If you’re wondering if our wheelie bins are lockable, our 660lt and 1100lt wheelie bins come with a lock as standard, we can fit locks on request to smaller 240lt and 360lt wheelie bins. 

What size wheelie bin do I need for my business?

Selecting the right size wheelie bin lends itself to efficient waste management as it helps with cost efficiency, and space management and prevents unnecessary waste overflows which can be unhygienic and damaging to the environment. The ideal bin size depends on the amount of waste your business generates. At Coastal Recycling, we offer a range of sizes to cater to your specific requirements, ranging from small-capacity 240-litre bins to extra-large 1100-litre bins. Our team can assist you in choosing the right size to meet your needs while minimising waste collection costs. 

How much does a wheelie bin service cost?

Prices can vary depending on the size of the wheelie bins, how many you need on-site and where you are located. We work on a tariff basis, meaning businesses can choose a payment method which suits them best. Coastal Recycling has a selection of tariffs available for customers, including Pay by Weight, Fixed Price and Bespoke tariffs. 

How often will my bins be collected? 

The collection frequency depends on the amount of waste your business produces. Coastal Recycling offers flexible collection schedules, we offer either a weekly, fortnightly or 4- weekly service as standard. We can tailor our services to suit your needs and this flexibility ensures that your waste is always managed efficiently. We can easily adjust your schedules with one phone call or email. 

How much of my waste is recycled or recovered?

Once collected, the team at Coastal Recycling will sort and process your waste accordingly at one of our local recycling processing sites in Exeter or Torrington. Our aim is to recycle or recover as much of the material we collect as possible and on average, our operations achieve and exceed 90% for mixed materials. 

Can I dispose of hazardous waste in my wheelie bin?

The short answer is, no. However, you may not know that we are the only licensed asbestos disposal site in Devon, meaning we can collect and dispose of hazardous waste at our own facility. Our services cover asbestos, fridges, freezers, chemicals, solvents, batteries, gas cylinders and more. Although this isn’t covered in our wheelie bin service, we do offer enclosed skips with lockable lids that can safely store hazardous waste until we can collect it and dispose of it in a safe and compliant way. 

Get a free waste review from Coastal Recycling

Coastal Recycling is a trusted choice for commercial and business waste. Our knowledge and years of experience in waste management mean we can provide effective solutions tailored specifically to your business, helping you to minimise waste, up your recycling rates and save on cost. As well as offering a flexible and customisable service, we also offer a free waste review which reviews your current waste management system and recommends ways to improve it. Think you’d benefit from a free audit? Get in touch for more information.

There are many factors to consider when it comes to commercial and business waste.