The UK alone generated a massive amount of 202.8 million tonnes of waste in 2014, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Only 13.5% of that figure accounts for households, with the rest being industrial, construction and commercial waste. With this huge figure in mind it is obvious we need efficient means of waste removal and management. The four ideas below are both manual and forklift-assisted options for quicker and smoother waste removal process.

  1. Nifty Lift Bin Tipper (Manual)

Nifty Lift is the safest and most efficient way of emptying 120 or 240 L wheelie bins into dumpsters. Manual in use, it is very easy to operate simply attaching the bin to the lift and dumping it over with a lever. This can be done in a matter of minutes and significantly reduces the risk of back strains. The lift can take up to 30kg of rubbish if using it alone, or up to 50kg if two people are emptying it. A handy tip – request a video of how it works before purchase!

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  1. Wheelie Bin Tippers

These bin tippers are a suitable option for larger bins and are mounted on an overhead crane or a forklift. For bins between 90 and 240 litres in capacity, bin handles need to be attached to the rear of the lid with a hook and also a pull cord attached to the wheels. Bin rotators are a special type of tippers which operate by loop chains or crank handles. Always check whether a given bin tipper is suitable for bins with flat or sprung lids.

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  1. Bottom Emptying Skips

Another convenient option that requires a forklift to operate, is bottom emptying skips with automatically releasing base mechanism. A base emptying stillage is a simple, yet effective way to remove factory and other industrial waste. To release the base, you need to use a pull cord. No manual handling again means reduced risk of back pains, as well as no need to leave the seat and therefore reduced downtime. Heavy duty models are suitable for waste weighing above 150kgs. Prices vary, from budget skips around £700 to heavy duty ones which cost anything up to £2,000.

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  1. Tipping Skips

Versatile, for various applications and in many sizes, tipping skips are suitable for industrial waste removal. Heavy duty models are ideal for removal of scrap from production plants and construction sites. Models with mesh extensions don’t weigh much more than those without them and have the benefit of increased volume of rubbish as well as increased rigidity of a skip. They are suitable for scrap that is light but high in volume, such as paper or packaging foils. Low loading skips are characterised by reduced overall height that is crucial to fit them under material handling equipment, such as conveyors. Stainless steel skips are corrosion-resistant, which is good for harsh environments or for places with wet and corrosive products manufactured. Prices start at around £600 for budget options and go up to £1,700 for stainless steel skips.

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