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by Craig Pryce October 18, 2022

At Wheelie Bin Solutions, our wheelie bins come in several shapes, sizes, and colours. Knowing the dimensions of a wheelie bin enables you to determine if the bins will fit where they need to (such as in an outdoor storage area or down an access alleyway) and how much waste you can fit inside them.

From the standard wheelie bin dimensions of a 240-litre council-issued bin to the large wheelie bin dimensions and capacity of a 1100-litre wheelie bin, you can shop our range confidently by referring to this handy guide.

What size wheelie bin do I need?

We recommend conducting a waste audit to ensure you choose the correct wheelie bin size for your residential or commercial waste disposal. A waste audit provides answers to the following questions:

  • What type(s) of waste do you produce?
  • How much waste do you generate?
  • How quickly do you produce the waste?
  • How often are your bins emptied?
  • What are the measurements of the area or space where you plan to store your wheelie bin(s)?

    This information will give you a firm idea of what wheelie bin best suits your waste management needs. Some businesses may need secondary bins in addition to a general waste bin. For example, hotels and restaurants in the hospitality industry often require additional wheelie bins for food waste and glass.

    UK Wheelie Bin Dimensions

    In the following table you’ll find key wheelie bin measurements, including each wheelie bin's nominal loading capacity, height, width, and depth. This information will help you choose the right receptacle for your domestic, commercial, and industrial requirements.

    Wheelie Bin Dimensions

     Wheelie Bin Type Total Height (mm) Total Width (mm) Total Depth (mm) Number of Bin Bags Nominal Loading Capacity (kg)
    60 Litre Wheelie Bins 935 450 516 1 40
    80 Litre Wheelie Bins 939 449 520 1.5 40
    120 Litre Wheelie Bins 930 475 545 2 48
    140 Litre Wheelie Bins 1050 475 545 2 56
    180 Litre Wheelie Bins 1070 483 716 4 72
    240 Litre Wheelie Bins 1063 575 713 4 96
    360 Litre Wheelie Bins 1098 596 878 6 144
    660 Litre Wheelie Bins 1222 1371 778 10 270
    660 Litre Metal Wheelie Bins 1310 1250 720 10 270
    770 Litre Wheelie Bins 1360 1371 767 13 310
    1100 Litre Wheelie Bins 1315 1372 1085 19 440
    1100 Litre Metal Wheelie Bins 1355 1250 980 19 440
    1280 Litre Wheelie Bins 1430 1260 985 24 750


    NB: Please note that dimensions can vary slightly after manufacture.

      Once you’ve selected the best wheelie bin for your household or business, all that’s left to do is place your order. If you need further assistance with our wheelie bin dimensions and sizes, contact a member of our helpful team ⁠—they will be happy to guide you through the selection process.

      Find additional information on our wheelie bins on the product collection pages.

      Craig Pryce

      Craig Pryce