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Order a set of containers for a newly built property

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4. Container specifications

If you choose to buy your own containers, they must meet all of the standards mentioned below.

Containers must be approved before they can be used with our collection scheme.

We will not collect from containers that do not meet the specifications below. 

Wheeled general waste bin

  • Colour - Black
  • Maximum Capacity - 180L
  • Height minimum 1050mm
  • Nominal weight when empty - max 8kg
  • Width at lifting lip - 540mm to 550mm
  • Meet the BSI standard EN 840-1:2012 for waste and recycling containers with 2 wheels for comb lifting devices
  • Independent test reports to RAL GZ 951/1 (
  • GS mark certification
  • Reinforced front lifting comb 
  • Compatible with all Terberg bin lifting equipment
Black wheeled bin 

Recycling boxes

  • Colour - 1 x Green & 1 x Black
  • Capacity - 55L
  • Height - 320 to 340mm
  • Width - 550 to 570mm
  • Depth - 430 to 450mm
  • Extra wide rim that functions as a continuous hand grip, making it easy to be lifted and tipped from any angle.
  • Rim of both lengths complaint with vehicle loading hooks
  • Drainage holes
  • Nest-able and cross stack-able
 Recycling box images

 Food waste container

  • Colour - blue
  • Lockable carry handle
  • Robust back handle for waste collection operatives
  • Capacity - maximum 23L
  • Width - 310 to 330mm
  • Depth - 390 to 410mm
  • Height - 395 to 415mm
 Food waste container - showing back grab handle and lockable handle

Paper recycling sack

  • Colour - blue
  • Dimensions - 450 x 600mm or similiar
  • Material - recycled LDPE, 75gsm or similiar