3m3 FEL Bin

2050 x 1550 x 1550 (h)

The 3m³ bin is the most commonly used commercial waste bin in New Zealand.

When deployed without wheels the PLAST-AX 3m³ has a very low fill height, making it really easy to lift the lids and feed waste into.

Like the 4.5m³, it has a very thick base (see testing page 136) to handle a life straight onto concrete, gravel or grass. In these situations traditional steel bins are prone to rusting out (fast) whereas the PLAST-AX bins can sit directly on the ground winter after winter in the wet.

On wheels the PLAST-AX 3m³ is easily manoeuvred by hand. Along with the inherent plastic v. steel weight comparison, our world-leading processes allow us to put muscle exactly where it’s needed without resorting to an unskilled pour of extra shot weight and waste where it’s not. This all minimises the overall tare weight and improves the bin handling.

A PLAST-AX 3m³ on wheels combines the efficiency of a large collection with the added convenience of moving the bin to the waste stream (rather than having to take the waste out to the bin).



Benefits of Use

In Use Cost

  • Significantly reduced R&M costs over the life of the bin.
  • Broken lids on steel bins are having to be continually replaced.
  • The cost of repairing a steel bin that has had its base rusted out after a few years is heavy.
  • PLAST-AX lids don’t break like others – they last.

Time Benefits

Often it’s the hassle factor of both the lid replacement + rust out repairs that is the real sucker-punch for operation teams in their busy schedules. 

Our Drivers Love Them!

At every opportunity we seek direct operational feedback from Front Load RCV operators, branch managers, and the front line champions handling PLAST-AX bins every day. 

This is what we’re told: 

  • The bins stack better for storage in our yard 
  • It’s a one man job to deliver a 3m³ bin if need be 
  • Moving bins by hand is a lot easier (than steel) 
  • Truck fork entry to the bins is very good, assisted by tapered pockets. 
  • Bins reposition themselves well on the forks 
  • PLAST-AX bins are a lot quieter to collect 

It’s direct feedback that drives our innovations and ideas; please make us your first port of call with any questions or suggestions.

Design Strength: Testing

PLAST-AX guarantees that every one of our FEL bins manufactured will meet performance requirements and specifications in BS EN 12574-2:2017.

The tests include a continuous 100 lift-tilt cycle at the ‘heavy waste’ load of 400kg/m³. Full video recordings and a comprehensive Test Report are readily available on request.

  • Box Section Top Rim
  • 40mm Solid Fork Pockets
  • Structural Ribbing
  • Solid Base & Forklift Channels

Bin Lid Options

Lids open onto the back ribbed section of the 3m³ and 4.5m³ Bins in a tongue and groove style, so that the entire surface area is in contact (rather than having a single point of impact to stress).

The recess in the top rim creates a nice lift access point; again, utilising the bin rather than impacting the strength integrity of the lid.


Our lock bar & brackets are hot dip galvanised and fit up retrospectively to the bins.
The bar and bracket are bolted in to captivated female fixings housed securely in the box section top rim.


125mm wheel sets are supplied as 2x Fixed Directional, 2x Swivel Braked Castors. 1200kg rated Red Polyurethane (PU) outer on a Cast Iron inner; or 600kg rated Blue Rubber on a Black PU inner (smaller bins). All wheels are supplied with stainless fixings.

3m3 FEL Bin Size Guide

2050 x 1550 x 1550 (h)

Please click the image to see sizing diagram in more detail.

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