How big is your bin?

Want to know the exact dimensions of Wheelie Bins, Skips and Front End Loaders?

You could just stand next to it and see or you could check out our handy guides.

You can even download these useful guides from our resources page.


Our Guide to Wheelie Bin sizes

What’s the right bin size for my business?

Selecting the right bin for your specific requirements has just got a whole lot easier. Here at Flame UK we are asked regularly ‘What size bin do I need?’ or ‘How many bags can I get in my wheelie bin?’ well look no further, we have created a very handy guide to help you navigate much quicker.

As well as our guide to wheelie bin sizes we have also created a guide to the size of Front End Loaders (FEL) and Skips too.

Use our guide to make better decisions and select the right waste container for you.

If you need any help please do get in touch, call us or email us at



Landfill Tax, how much is it? What you need to know

After its introduction back in October 2016, the rate of landfill tax has steadily increased.

The introduction of the tax back in 2016 was made by the then secretary of state Mr. John Gummer, the tax started at a standard rate of £7 per tonne and was tabled to encourage a new wave of behavior for businesses.

Looking into the future the government set a floor limit, this was agreed whereby the rate would not fall by below £80 per tonne into 2020.

On the 1st April each year the rates of tax increase, this year is no different, a new record was set when the rate went above £90.

In 2018 the government published the next 2 years landfill tax rates. The tax per tonne will rise on 1st April 2019 to £91.35 and on 1st April 2020, the standard rates will be £94.15.

The tax does not affect businesses recycled waste just the general waste that is sent for disposal via landfill.

What will happen to the tax rates past 2020 at this stage we do not know, with green issues dominating the headlines it’s safe to say that rates will continue to rise, some commentators ever speculating the rise will be ‘significant’.

There are things we can all do to reduce the impact of the landfill tax, recycling more of our businesses waste being the obvious one, but what about creating less waste? Easier said than done we know but over the coming months we will be publishing more stories and case studies of those businesses who did exactly that, reducing waste and improving their profitability.

If you can’t wait to hear about these efforts and want us to help you right now, please get in touch. 0115 896 5460, or on email

What is a PRN? Packaging Waste Regulations

What is a PRN?

It’s getting around to that time of year again, looking back on the last calendar year, calculating your data, talking to your suppliers and delving deep into every product you buy, use and sell!!!! All this can mean only one thing.

Yes, that’s right it’s time to submit your Packaging Waste Regulations data.

And that means you will need to procure your PRN’s

PRN is an abbreviation for a Packaging Recovery Note. An essential part of a company’s compliance with the Packaging Waste Regulations.

Although the Packaging Waste Regulations have been in place since 1996 the level of knowledge across many industries seems somewhat lacking.

PRN’s are issued through the recovery of packaging waste, either by approved export or domestic recovery.

PRN’s are available on the open market, but most are still managed and distributed to obligated companies through Packaging Waste Regulations Compliance Schemes.

Prices are negotiated with the producer of the PRN’s and the revenue from those PRN’s is used to improve the countries recycling infrastructure.

So, to answer quite simply a PRN is a Packaging Recovery Note. To answer more detailed a PRN is the evidence required by an obligated company that a calculated number of tonnes of a material specific product has been recycled.

Here at Flame UK, we have the experience to calculate your data, support your company with any Environment Agency inquiries, procure your PRN’s at the best possible rate and to create your compliance plan. Get in touch and see how we can help you meet your obligation cost-effectively and on budget.

The Importance of “Good” Waste Management

There’s lots of things we could tell as to why you should engage with Flame UK to look after your waste management but ultimately we believe that proper waste management is crucial for your safety and the environment. When you dispose of waste properly, we are able to prevent less pollution in the air, which can help with improve public health. When you use proper liners and containers for your rubbish, you are preventing toxic materials from entering the environment.

Our Top 4 reasons why proper waste management is important:

  • Protects the environment. When waste is disposed of properly, you can prevent hazardous materials from contaminating the environment.
  • Recycling helps you make extra money. Sort all your recyclables and make some money out of it! Waste disposal can be pricey at times and you should do all that you can to recycle first and then dispose of all waste materials.
  • Reduce waste. Recycle! Recycle! Recycle! The beauty about recycling is you can reduce waste and reuse your materials.
  • Safety! You need to make sure you are properly storing and disposing your waste because it can be harmful to others. Whether it’s disposing your waste in the right type of bag or container, it can be a key part in yours and other people’s safety.

Flame UK can offer full waste management services at a price and frequency that suits you. Get in touch with one of our team today on 0115 896 5460 or email