My Wheelie Bin Van

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Donny, Dec 31, 2012.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    32
    Thought youse might like tae see my van setup for wheelie bins cleaning,
    Electric start Honda 13hp pressure washer with a gearbox driven WS202 Interpump mated to a Hotbox too heat the water, the tank is the lower part below were you can see the bin sitting and holds 400litres, the water goes through 5 filters and recirculates so use same water all day, the powerwasher sits in the side door behind the bin cleaning unit and the exhaust runs through the floor , i can start it from the back of the van , simple and efficient, 7 years on go now and havenae opened the pump or the washer up ever, i change oil in pump every month and engine every six, its mounted in my Nissan Primastar xmas 2012 028 800x600.jpg xmas 2012 031 800x600.jpg
     
    Advertisement
  2. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    72
    I like the idea your re using water, when I read it I thought how is that possible then saw the pictures! (My mind needs pics lol not good at picturing stuff in my head)

    Most bin cleaners do that in the street yeah??

    Cause I heard councels dont like the dirty water/chemicals going down there drains? (is this a old wifes tales not sure if its true)??
     
  3. chris

    chris Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    looks really good. how much do you charge for a clean and do you have a lot of customers?


    how often do you have to change the filters and how much does it cost to run?
     
  4. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    32
    You are not allowed to clean wheelie bins commercially if you dump water on the street hence it has to be contained, i do all mine on the street , this was a pic of me at my own house, i have a waste water discharge consent and have to dump the used water at a certain manhole as it connects with main sewer works, only chemical i use is stuff called ax20 which is a degreaser which i spray bins with before cleaning if they real dirty, i have licence to use this as well
    i charge £3 per domestic bin, and £10 or £15 for the larger commercials ( these get done outside the van but i have a tray to catch the used water,3 filters are washable and two get chucked every day, they cost about £100 a year for the ones i chuck
    i do on average 900 bins per month mostly domestic bins
    use about £20 of petrol a week. £50 tpp £70 of diesel, £10 worth of ax20, its a well profitable line of work , normal is 3.5k per month sometimes less sometimes more and only thing that stops play is real heavy snow, i have 1 employee as i also do powerwashing and soon window cleaning :)
     
  5. Richard Barnes

    Richard Barnes Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    8
    Wish i could get that price only able to get £1.50 , this is my Vehicle lifts commercial bins too
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    72
    trickydicky0_16 Hey!

    Seen you advertise on Facebook, your from Nottingham right?
     
  7. Richard Barnes

    Richard Barnes Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    8
    wow it does work then, yep from sutton in ashfield mate
     
  8. chris

    chris Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    that sounds like a really good business wish you luck with the window cleaning :)


    how much did it cost to get the water discharge license?
     
  9. Squeak and Bubbles

    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    39
    Nice set up mate. I have seen a few near us. One chap puts the bin at the back of his van, it lifts up and dunks it, that's it. Must have cast a fortune. Can you not get council contracts?
     
  10. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,959
    Likes Received:
    72
    Most Bins are already Council owned Squeak and Bubbles, so up to the individual, as for commercial if they have bins(council owned) it would also be up to themI guess.

    Most commercials have other waste collector rather then pay commercial waste to council..
     
Advertisement