What bins and waste management do I need for my business?

Waste management is one of the most fundamental services needed for any business – regardless of what industry you’re in or what products or services you sell. From small businesses with nothing more than staff’s personal waste and printer paper to large corporations or construction sites with general, recyclable and hazardous waste, how do you know what bins you need for your company?

Here we’ve created a side by side comparison table of each bin style we can provide: front lift, rear lift, hook lift and skip bins; and what industries, waste, capacity and collection frequency they’re suitable for. Below they are listed in order of size/capacity.

This will give you a quick overview and comparison of our bin types for business – you can find more detailed information by clicking the links to each bin style page.

Bin Type

What do they look like?

Suitable Industries

Suitable Waste


Collection Frequency

Rear Lift Bins

 Rear lift bins

Perfect for roadside collections which works well for hotels, small-medium office businesses, workshops and businesses with limited access

Small-medium commercial or industrial waste

120L to 1100L

Can be cleared daily or less often as needed

Front Lift Bins

 Front lift bins

Suitable for most commercial or industrial applications – schools, hotels, shopping centres, distributions outlets, as well as commercial and industrial customers generating mixed waste streams


Lightweight to medium density waste including general office paper, cardboard and packaging

From 1.5m3 to 4.5m3

Daily, weekly or monthly

Skip Bins


 Skip bins

Suits commercial, industrial, construction, green and general waste. Caters for the hardiest waste streams from residential builders to major government projects


Mixed waste streams like sand, concrete and brick rubble as well as containing windblown materials

From 2m3 to 10m3

Collection as advised at time of skip order.


These bins can be delivered on a next working day basis with collection / exchange & return available in 1-2 days following call up to remove the bin.


Hook Lift Bins

 hook lift bins

Ideal for the large volume waste of the commercial, manufacturing and industrial sectors, as well as light construction and demolition (C&D) waste


For larger volume, bulky and non-compactable waste such as wood, metal, bricks, concrete or soil.

From 10m3 to 30m3

Collection as advised at time of order.


These bins can be delivered on a next working day basis with collection / exchange & return available in 1-2 days following call up to remove the bin.



Other waste to consider

The above bins are generally for comingled waste that is safe to dispose of. If you have recyclable, liquid or hazardous waste you may also need to consider the below options.

Recycling Bins

Recycling bins for paper and cardboard are important for the sustainability of corporate businesses. Recycling bins can be provided in both rear lift and front lift styles above – so from as small as 120L to as large as 4.5m3.

Commingled recycling of construction & demolition waste is carried out off-site at material recovery facilities. With options for large volumes of source separated waste streams (like timber or metal) to be transported to recycling facilities that are geared towards processing those separated waste types (if the bins content is all the same type of waste).

Liquid Waste Removal / Grease Trap Services

Liquid waste like grease, oil and septic waste can’t be disposed of in any of the above bins – this is particularly important for hotels, restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality industry. If you need to dispose of liquid waste you’ll need to organise a liquid vacuum tanker to drain your septic tank or grease trap. Our tankers can remove liquid waste from 5,000L to 10,000L capacity.

Hazardous Waste Removal

Another waste type that cannot be disposed of in the bins above is hazardous waste, which includes things like asbestos, chemicals, engine and hydraulic oil, spoiled food, lubricants, hydrocarbons etc. For this purpose we have registered Skip and Hiab vehicles that are authorised to remove controlled hazardous waste from commercial, industrial, retail and domestic sites. 

Again, the above is just a quick overview and comparison of our varying bins and waste management services for businesses. If you are still unsure what services or bins you need for your business, or what collection frequency you’ll require, you can get in touch with us and we’ll help to review your business’ waste production and recommend a waste management solution tailored to you.