What is a tipping bin?
A tipping bin is a form of waste handling equipment capable of efficiently transporting loose materials. These solutions come in a variety of different forms, including forklift tipping bins, crane tipping bins and self-tipping bins.
Despite the name, bin tippers don’t necessarily use a tipping motion to empty the bin – there are also drop-bottom and rotating varieties.
In a factory or warehouse setting these bins are generally designed to be lifted, shifted and emptied using a forklift or crane. The ability to move loose materials make tipping bins a particularly popular material handling solution for waste management.
5 ways tipping bins improve waste management
Why should you use tipping bins for waste management on your site? Here are five of the most compelling reasons:
1. Easy waste segregation for recycling
By placing a number of labelled tipping bins near where you’re working or where waste accrues, you can easily separate waste materials into these bins, either mechanically or by hand, then move that segregated waste to where it needs to go once the bins are full. This leads to reduced landfill and a range of other environmental benefits.
2. Enhanced safety
Loose materials are dangerous to lift and shift, particularly if you don’t have the right equipment to move those materials, or if they are heavy or otherwise hazardous. Tipping bins are the right pieces of equipment in a range of situations, and greatly reduce the need for manual handling. When used correctly they can seriously enhance the safety of your site.
3. Improved efficiency and productivity
By allowing materials to be loaded exactly where they sit, and by quickly transporting loose and otherwise tricky loads, tipping bins can greatly enhance the efficiency and productivity of your site, particularly if you are currently reliant on manual handling methods. The larger the bin, the greater the efficiency improvements, which is why tipping skip bins are such a popular waste management option.
4. The ability to move all waste (including liquids)
Bin tipping equipment comes in a range of shapes and sizes, so there’s a solution for every waste management situation – even hazardous materials and liquids. No matter the waste you need to move, you can be confident there will be a Stratalign tipping bin to suit.
5. Regulatory compliance
Given all the above, particularly the ability to segregate waste and to ensure the safety of your workers, a tipping bin can help to ensure you meet all your regulatory requirements according to The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. These can range from proper recycling and hazardous waste disposal, to minimising manual handling wherever possible.
Enabling New Zealand businesses to work smarter, quicker and safer
Which tipping bin is right for your business? The answer will depend on a number of factors: your waste management needs and situation, any material handling challenges on your site, the frequency and complexity of lifts, and much, much more.
It can be a complicated business… unless you have the right help.
At Stratalign we’ve spent years helping Kiwi businesses identify and secure the waste management equipment they need to work smarter, quicker and safer. We offer an extensive range of bin lifters, and provide unmatched levels of post-sales support to ensure you maximise the benefits of your investment.
Better waste management is just a phone call away.