Moving the wheelie bin out onto your pavement so that the bin men can collect your rubbish is a regular chore for Londoners every fortnight.

The wheelie bin as we know it was first created in 1968 by a man called Frank Rotherham Mouldings while working for a company from Slough and it was invented to transport waste from one part of a factory to another. A visiting health inspector saw the design in use and realised that it could be employed across the country for different applications.

Rubbish collectors often suffered back strain and injuries when moving conventional waste bins. Wheelie bins proved more convenient as they offer as much space as a normal bin but can be transported by easily pulling on the wheels, rather than having to lift and carry.

Wheelie bins came into their own in the late 1980s when rubbish lorries began utilising technology that automatically lifted and tipped the bin to deposit the waste. Because wheelie bins revolutionised and streamlined the job of the refuse collector, rubbish collectors’ clothing changed. Formerly, they wore tough and expensive donkeys jacket to protect the back which was then no longer needed.


We at Brewsters, are waste management experts that offer only the very best in service to our customers. The services that we offer our clients include food & confidential waste management, caged lorry hire, trade waste, skip hire, roll-on-roll-off skip hire, compactors & balers and wheelie bins. Brewsters is proud to have worked with lots of diverse clients and have participated in massive famous projects like the Shard, Tate Modern, Olympic Park, Southbank Tower, and the Heron Tower.

For 50 years, Brewsters have been in the waste management sector and have managed to build up an excellent reputation amongst our peers. Everyone in the Brewsters’ family is hard-working and dedicated while excelling in their job. By only employing highly experienced and qualified waste management experts we offer only the best service to our clients. Brewsters is fully accredited in waste management accreditations including FORS Silver, Construction online, SafeContractor and CHAS.

At the heart of Brewsters’ philosophy is to be as green as we possibly can by using the best technology to ensure that everything that can be recycled is. Brewsters tries its very hardest to make our client’s journey with us as efficient and pleasant as possible with our staff of helpful customer service members and simple-to-use online booking system.

We consider it our aim to ensure that we meet our high standards of work every time so please contact us on 020 7474 3535 or email us via for a speedy response.