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How Much Should My Recycling Bin Cost?

How Much Should My Recycling Bin Cost?

What should a recycling bin cost? Well, the answer to that question is it depends. There are different factors that affect the cost of a recycling bin. Not to mention that cost is not the only thing you should consider when trying to find your perfect bin. Let’s look a little closer.

Recycling Bin Cost: Things to Consider

In these days of rising living costs, you want good value when you buy something. A recycling bin is no exception. However, the price tag shouldn’t be the only consideration. When looking for a recycling bin, you need to think about;

What Capacity You Need

Choose too large a bin and it can take up too much space. Opt for a recycling bin that’s too small and you’ll find that it’s often left overflowing. Size matters when it comes to a recycling bin. Size can impact recycling bin cost. For example, our 40-litre Joseph Joseph Totem Recycling Bin retails at £149.95 and the 60-litre version costs £159.95. Apart from cost, the most important thing is that you choose a recycling bin that works for you.

Whether You Need Multiple Compartments

Being able to keep your recycling and your general waste separate makes sense. It makes recycling (and your life) much easier. That’s why many home recycling bins have dual or even triple compartments. As well as capacity, extra compartments can add to the recycling bin cost.

Ease of Use and the Features You Want

When looking for a recycling bin, there are some features that will top your list. You’ll want a bin that’s easy to clean, easy to empty, and easy to move around. Then, you might consider other features like touch sensors for better hygiene. Extra features can nudge up the cost, it’s just up to you to decide which ones you can’t live without.


You can go online and find cheap recycling bins. The only thing to be aware of is that they probably aren’t made from the most durable materials. Cheap is not always a better deal, it’s often a false economy. You might find you need to replace your bin sooner than you thought. If you focus on good value and quality rather than cheap, you’re more likely to end up with a product that lasts. Our recycling bins are made from materials ranging from durable post-consumer plastic to tough brushed stainless steel. Quality that lasts is more important than recycling bin cost alone.

A Bin That Looks the Part

Recycling bin cost often doesn’t determine how a bin looks. However, say you’ve just invested in an expensive new kitchen. You probably want a bin that looks the part to match your fixtures and fittings. In this case, you might not shy away from spending a bit more to get a sleek, stylish fingerprint-free receptacle.

Value for Money Options

Recycling bin cost can be impacted by many different things. So we have identified what we think to be the best value for money bins available on the market today.

Value for Money Plastic Recycling Bin

If you are looking for a plastic bin that provides amazing value for money, this freestanding recycling bin is up there with the best. It's durable, easy to wipe clean and comes in three different sizes - 20, 50 and 75 litres that provides options for every situation. Starting at £14.95 these bins are amazing value!

Value for Money Metal Recycling Bin

Metal bins are always going to be much more expensive. The raw materials in the bins are harder to work with and more difficult to source. However, these metal hooded recycling bins provide unrivalled value for money and can be used in every situation. Available in both 60 and 80 litres, these bins start at £139.95 per bin and are a value-for-money metal recycling bin.

Value for Money Carboard Recycling Bin

This set of five cardboard recycling bins, are up there with the cheapest recycling bin available. Under £6 per bin these cardboard recycling bins are great for not spending a huge amount on your waste.

We’ve got recycling bins to suit every budget in our range. However, remember the golden rule; recycling bin cost is not the only thing you need to consider. Looking to buy a recycling bin? Make a list of your must-haves and see which model in our range fits the criteria and your budget. For more interesting articles on all things recycling and sustainability, check out the rest of our blog.

*Any pricing is accurate at the time of writing, but is subject to change. For updated product pricing, please see individual product pages.*

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