Maximising Efficiency: Understanding the Ideal Fill Levels for Kitchen Bins

Bins for kitchens

At Wesco Living, we don't just sell bins and accessories, we also provide our customers with valuable insights on how to make your waste management hassle-free!

When it come to having a clean and organised kitchens, one aspect which often gets overlooked is knowing the best fill levels for your kitchen bins. This may sound like something obvious, but over filling or under filling your bins can lead to problems such as spillage, smells or simply not using the bin space correctly. 

Section 1: Determining Maximum Fill Levels for Kitchen Bins

When it comes to kitchen bins, several factors impact the ideal fill level. Bin size, type, material, and purpose all play crucial roles. We also always advise sticking to the manufacturer's recommendations regarding fill levels. For various types like pedal bins, swing bins, or touch-top bins, and materials such as stainless steel or plastic available on our website here are some of the Wesco general guidelines.

Rubbish Bins: These come in lots of shapes, sizes, and materials. For instance, stainless steel rubbish bins are durable and elegant, while plastic bins offer affordability and easy maintenance. The ideal fill level might range between 75% to 90% of the total bin capacity, ensuring optimal space utilisation without compromising functionality.

Section 2: Examples of Bin Sizes and Types

Understanding the diverse range of bin sizes is essential for selecting the right one for your needs. At Wesco we offer an array of sizes to suit all households:

  • Small Bins (5-10 litres): Perfect for compact spaces or single-person households.
  • Medium-sized Bins (20-30 litres): Ideal for standard kitchen use in average-sized households.
  • Larger Bins (40-50 litres): Suited for families with higher waste production.

Wesco also have pedal bins, sensor-activated bins, or touch-top bins, each designed to cater to different preferences and needs. We like to think that our collection covers all the options to match your style and requirements!

Section 3: Optimising Kitchen Bin Usage

To ensure maximum efficiency from your kitchen bins, consider our following tips:

  • Waste Segregation: Separate recyclables from your general waste using multiple compartment bins or separate bins.
  • Regular Maintenance: Clean your bins regularly, especially those made of stainless steel to keep them shiny and hygienic.
  • Proper Filling: Avoid putting too much in your bins. 


Understanding the ideal fill levels for kitchen bins is pivotal for efficient waste management. At Wesco Living we aim to equip you not just with quality bins but also with the knowledge to make informed choices. Visit our website to explore our diverse range of kitchen bins, crafted to meet your specific needs. Should you require further assistance, our team is always ready to help.

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