The smallest bin in the Continental range, the 500-litre bin is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use with the ability to fit through standard doorways.  With its large capacity, the bin reduces the collection frequency required for smaller bins whilst still offering the same unrivalled manoeuvrability and durability 


The key benefits to owning continental 500 bins are they completely durable, low maintenance, and fire containment, and long life, vandal proof and low cost of ownership compared to similar bins
All the Continental range are EN840 Compliant which is the recognised European standard for mobile waste containers of various capacities and specifications.

By ensuring your bin(s) are compliant with these standards, you are able to help ensure the safety of employees and the general public. All continental bins comply with parts 2, 5 and 6 of the EN840 standard. This ensures that all 4 wheeled containers will operate correctly whilst being emptied on a refuse truck if the container is picked up by a comb bar (frontal receiver) or by the DIN points (trunion). The handles are placed in the optimal areas for ergonomics and manoeuvrability of the recycling bins, whilst still retaining a safe distance from any moving parts on the refuse truck.

The castors fitted to the bins are tested for both strength and rolling resistance to ensure you get a long life from the bin, yet the bin is still compliant with all health and safety recommendations for manoeuvring wheeled objects.

All  Continental bins are independently tested every six months to ensure they meet the highest safety standards within the industry. Please see the video for more information regarding EN 840 Standard regulations.
Key product features:
Comb lifting bar (Frontal receiver) to meet EN840-2 regulation
Simple, robust steel hinge bar secured by a split pin
The double skinned rotationally moulded lid is both durable and UV resistant. 
The lid recovers even from extensive deformation unlike injection moulded plastic lids
The design avoids water draining into the bin, unlike some alternatives
Handles are designed to meet EN 840 for ergonomic handling and health & safety by keeping hands away from lifting gear.

The continental trade bin is a true 500-litre capacity complying with  EN840 standard whereas flat based bins fall short of this compliancy.

Steel centred wheels manufactured with needle bearings, grease and rubber optimised for performance.

Two foot operated, trailing braking wheels at the front with two swivel wheels at the back. The foot brake has been tested to 20,000 operations.

Draw depth and shape of pressings optimised to avoid buckling or distortion of bin on impact or lifting when fully laden. Other poorly designed bins fail to get this right and after usage the frame can badly distort beyond the lid, thus allowing water in
Dimensions and Build Compliances 
Standard Build Compliances 
  • Double tank method as dictated by European Standard BS EN 840  
  • Quality Control Certification to BS EN ISO 9001:2000
  • Bin comply in full with European Standard BS EN 840
  • Certification to Environmental Standard BS EN ISO 14001
  • Recycling bins comply in full with ‘The Noise and Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulation 2001’. BSENISO3744:1985 
  • Hot-dip galvanised to meet BS EN 1461: 2009
  • Bin body steel, all joints fully welded with all internal body seams continuously welded. 
  • All steel parts galvanised after manufacture to meet BS 729.
  • Galvanised steel body with internal fully welded seams
  • Castors Compliant with EN840

We offer a wide range of bin options and personalisation for the Continental range of recycling bins from 500 litre - 1280 Litre which can be configured to suit your needs.

For example, providing innovative solutions such as WEEE containers for the safe storage of small electrical items, Hands-Free foot operated lids to allow users to open the container without touching the lid, thus being empty bulky items into the bin with both hands.

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