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Used Bins and Totes for Sale

  • Easy, cheap storage for both industrial and office-style settings.
  • Keeping facilities will increase productivity through making materials easier to access.
  • IBC totes, nestable and stackable bins available, along with louvered racks to fit all storage and space needs. 
  • Reusable and cost effective, being advantageous for industries that have seasonality to stock or storage.
  • Different options for storage of both solid and liquid materials
  • Discounts offered with large quantity orders. Prices may vary depending on condition, quantity desired, and capacity required.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used boltless shelving: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Storage Bins
  • Achieve organization
  • Corrosion proof
  • Lip for hanging on panels
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Used Louvered Racks
  • Mount on walls
  • Sized to order
  • Holds all sizes of bins
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Used Attached Lid Containers
  • Reusable shipping containers
  • Handles for carrying
  • Hinged attached lids
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Used IBC Totes
  • Reusable liquid storage
  • Steel reinforced
  • Drain completely
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Used Plastic Corrugated Bins
  • Outlast cardboard containers
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Completely recyclable
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Used Stackable Storage Bins
  • Save space, stack up
  • Store larger products
  • No rust or corrosion
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Used Nestable Totes
  • Nestable to save space
  • Resists oil and dirt
  • Ideal for order picking
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Used Nesting and Stackable Bins
  • Nest bins when empty
  • Reusable and durable
  • Improve warehouse space
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We Buy Used Bins & Totes

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Used Bins & Totes

Picking the right style of used bins and/or totes for your operation might seem like a straightforward decision, but there are many factors to consider. For example, do you need bins that sit or "nest" inside each other, or do you need bins that are stackable? There are also bins and totes that do both if you require that. Bins and totes are typically made of high-density polyethylene material, which will not rust, corrode, or bend.

Stackable bins and totes are great for storing inventory as they can be placed on top of each other without a lid and without putting pressure on the contents of the container below. A stackable bin is not able to nest inside the bin beneath it, even if the latter is empty. As a result, they take up additional storage space when they are not being used.

Nestable bins and totes can sit inside each other when they are not in use, which greatly saves space when transporting and storing empty containers. They cannot be stacked unless they also include lids that allow for stacking, which depends on the manufacturer.

Another thing to consider when making your decision is the type of material you will be storing. If you are storing liquids, for example, you might want to choose an Intermediate Bulk Container. This style of container is usually a cube with metal frame around it to protect the contents. They also have bases that are compatible with lift equipment, so they can easily be moved by forklifts.

There are clearly many factors to consider when deciding what type of tote or bin is ideal for your storage application. Let ASI help you determine the size, shape, and style that is right for you. With the combination of our experienced, knowledgeable staff and our massive 530,000 square foot facility of inventory, we should be able to provide you with more than enough options when purchasing used totes or bins from us.

American Surplus Inc. has been in the business of selling quality used warehouse and storage equipment for over 30 years. We are in Rhode Island and offer competitive freight rates when shipping nationally. Call us today for a free same-day quote! Our friendly sales staff will work with you to solve your material handling needs. Not everyone calls them bins or totes, some refer to plastic totes as: used plastic stackable totes, used warehouse totes, used plastic bulk containers, used attached lid totes, used plastic shelf bins, or used stock picking totes.

Advantages of Warehouse Bins and Totes

Industrial bins and totes have a few advantages over other types of storage and transportation methods. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Industrial bins and totes are designed to withstand heavy use and abuse, making them ideal for use in harsh environments and heavy-duty applications.
  • Unlike single-use packaging materials, industrial bins and totes can be reused repeatedly, making them a more sustainable option.
  • Industrial bins and totes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. They can also be easily stacked and nested for efficient storage and transport.
  • Many industrial bins and totes are designed with safety features such as reinforced corners and non-slip bottoms, helping to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  • Although industrial bins and totes may have a higher initial cost than some other types of packaging, their durability and reusability make them a cost-effective option in the long term.
  • Industrial bins and totes are typically made from materials that are easy to clean and sanitize, making them ideal for use in industries such as food and pharmaceuticals where cleanliness is a top priority.

Applications for Warehouse Bins & Totes

Bins and totes are widely used in material handling for their ability to store, transport and protect various types of goods. Here are some common applications for bins and totes in material handling:

  • Storage: Bins and totes are commonly used for storage purposes in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They can store raw materials, finished products, and components needed for production. They can be stacked on top of each other to save space and provide easy access to stored items.
  • Transport: Bins and totes are also used for transporting goods from one location to another. They are often used in conjunction with dollies or carts, and their various sizes and shapes make them suitable for carrying different types of goods.
  • Sorting: Bins and totes are frequently used to sort and organize materials in manufacturing and distribution centers. They can be labeled with identifying information or color-coded to indicate specific types of items or destinations.
  • Recycling: Bins and totes can be used to collect recyclable materials such as paper, plastics, and metals. This makes it easier to separate these materials from other waste and send them to recycling centers.

Warehouse bins and totes are flexible material handling solutions that can be used in a wide range of industries and applications.

Purpose of Warehouse Bins & Totes

The purpose of warehouse bins and totes is to provide an efficient and organized way to store, transport, and handle materials and products within a warehouse or distribution center. Bins and totes come in various sizes and shapes and are made of durable materials such as plastic or metal. They can be used to hold everything from small parts and components to large and bulky items. Some of the benefits of using warehouse bins and totes include:

  • Improved organization: Bins and totes help keep materials and products organized and easy to find, reducing the amount of time spent searching for items and increasing productivity.
  • Increased efficiency: With everything stored in a designated bin or tote, workers can quickly and easily move materials around the warehouse or distribution center.
  • Better inventory management: Bins and totes can be labeled and scanned, making it easier to keep track of inventory levels and ensure that the right items are in the right place at the right time.
  • Protection of materials: Bins and totes can provide protection for fragile or delicate items, reducing the risk of damage during handling and transport.

Warehouse bins and totes play an important role in improving the efficiency, productivity, and organization of a warehouse or distribution facility.

Warehouse Bins & Totes Are Also Known As:

There are many industrial baler manufacturers on the market, and some of the most popular ones include:

  • Storage bins and totes
  • Plastic bins and totes
  • Stackable bins and totes
  • Nestable bins and totes
  • Collapsible bins and totes
  • Bulk containers
  • Shipping containers
  • Material handling containers
  • Distribution containers
  • Warehouse containers

Warehouse Bins & Totes Manufacturers

  • Akro-Mils
  • Quantum Storage Systems
  • Orbis Corporation
  • Rubbermaid Commercial Products
  • Lewis Bins
  • Vestil
  • Edge Plastics Inc.
  • Schaefer Systems International
  • Buckhorn
  • American Bin
  • Monoflo International
  • Flexcon
  • Global
  • Encore

Used Vertical Baler Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What types of inexpensive used totes are usually available from ASI?
A: Many include nesting, stacking, nesting/stacking, IBC, Fingerlid, Corrugated, ESP, and many others. Our search for inventory is nationwide and typically results in a wide variety of sizes, types, and materials.

Q: Do you sell portable and stationary equipment for totes?
A: Yes, we can provide several types of carts, elevators, conveyor, and various types of shelving.

Q: What type and size bins do you stock?
A: Our inventory of bins typically is purchased in truck load quantities and varies on a daily basis. We usually carry the major brands in various colors and sizes.

Q: Do you sell storage and handling equipment for bins?
A: Yes, our inventory includes portable, stationary and customized equipment.

Q: How quickly can I get my order filled?
A: It depends on the size of the order and our current production schedule. Your salesperson will include an estimated lead time on your quote.