A Look at the Different Types of Bins for your Office

While it might not be the most exciting consideration when setting up an office, the different types of bins required should still be a consideration nevertheless.

Every business has a responsibility when it comes to waste disposal, and there are several different types of bin that every office needs, including:

Waste Paper Bins

Small waste paper bins should be kept under every desk, however, encourage staff to only use them for waste paper which can then be transferred to the appropriate recycle bin. Employees also need to know to shred any documents that contain sensitive information for security reasons, rather than leaving them languishing in easily accessible waste paper bins.

Office Bins

One convenient option to consider, when taking a look at the different types of bins for your office, is an under desk waste sorting bin, to allow each employee to separate recyclable and general waste with ease.

Also consider under desk bins with handles for ease of handling and emptying.

General Waste Bins

For general waste a large lidded bin is a good choice. For small offices have at least one in the office and one in the kitchen. A lid is essential to contain odours and for security reasons.

The Addis 48 litres Roll Top Bin is an inexpensive, easy to clean and practical choice.

Recycling Bins

Recycling is an important consideration for every business, and simple recycling bins will make it an easy task. Businesses with a moderate amount of recyclable waste should consider separate recycling bins, whereas those small businesses with a small amount of waste could choose a space saving ‘all in one’ recycle bin.

The Addis Recycle Bin Kit consists of three, ‘re-cycle now’ accredited, colour coded, 54 litre bins, making waste separation easy.

Once you’ve looked at the different types of bins for your office, don’t spend more than you need to on your waste management. Find discounted bins for every use from Office Allsorts.


Carl Barton is a director of Office Allsorts who has worked in the office products industry for 15 years.

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