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Used Bins and Totes

Bins and plastic totes are ideal for warehouses and other industrial applications. All varieties in stock include: Akrobins, IBC Totes, Nestable and Stackable Bins, and more. Used bins and totes can be used to transport or store large volumes of solids, semi-solids, and liquids. Intermediate bulk containers, also known as an IBC, are often used in supply chain management. These durable plastics totes and bins are easy to clean and capable of keeping what’s being stored inside safe from the outside elements. Used totes and bins will allow you to keep your warehouse or storage facility organized at a maximized storage density. By keeping facilities organized you’ll be able to increase productivity as materials being stored will be easier to find. High-quality storage containers are easy to clean making them a cost-effective reusable solution. This can be seen as an advantage for industries that have a seasonality to them. We have large quantities of all used bin and used tote styles and offer quantity discounts. Pricing may vary based on condition, quantity desired, and capacity required.

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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About Used Bins And 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.

Used Bins and Totes 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.