Refuse Trucks for Sale (144)

Truckpages has a wide selection of used refuse trucks for sale from dealers across the UK. Specialist equipment and very expensive when new, many of these bin lorries will end up heading for export markets.

Waste operators tend to hold onto these trucks for some while, as they are so expensive to invest in initially. This means that it is unusual to find a late example of a used refuse trucks for sale advertised – they come up, so if you are in the market for one, then we suggest you act fast as Euro 6 bin trucks do not hang around for too long.

Used Bin Lorry

Remember however, these waste trucks are specialist bits of kit.  Consider not only payloads (do I want a 4×2 or a 6×2) but also the type of equipment that is fitted to the truck. For example, don’t buy a front end loader bin lorry if the job you have never has the requirement to lift the bins in this way – you are simply losing payload and buying metal you don’t need.

Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-31
*DONCASTER* DAY CAB, OLYMPUS BODY, TERBERG SINGLE BIN LIFT, A/C, REAR VIEW CAMERA, LEATHER MoT: 2023-04-30* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COUNCIL - 30% BUYERS PREMIUM ON THIS VEHICLE* Weekly...
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2013 DENNIS ELITE 2 For Auction on 2022-05-31 at 08:30
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Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* CREWCAB, FAUN VARIOPRESS BODY, ZOELLER SPLIT LIFT, A/C, WEIGH SYSTEM, SURROUND CAMERAS* Price is Plus VAT * Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland....
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2015 MERCEDES-BENZ ECONIC 2630 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-05-31
*HEMEL* CREW CAB, HUB REDUCTION, REAR VIEW CAMERA, AIR CON MoT: 2021-10-31* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 * Seller: DIRECT LEASING COMPANY (COUNCIL CONTRACT)* Weekly auctions featuring stock from...
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Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-05-24
CREW CAB, ADBLUE, REAR VIEW CAMERA, DOUBLE HUB REDUCTION* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 2 * Seller: DIRECT LEASING COMPANY (COUNCIL CONTRACT)* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel...
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2010 DENNIS ELITE 2 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Refuse
Make
Iveco
Model
Daily
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-06-01
Lot No: 40070 3.3m - BODY - LENGTH - Steer - CONFIGURATION - WITH - Spring - SUSPENSION. ~ Gears: 6, Stereo: CD, Interior: Cloth, Drv Airbag, Reversing Camera, LINKTIP BIN BODY. KERBSIDE LIFT. ~1VAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT: 2022-08-31. ...
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Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-31
*DONCASTER* DAY CAB, OLYMPUS BODY, TERBERG SINGLE BIN LIFT, A/C, REAR VIEW CAMERA, LEATHER MoT: 2022-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COUNCIL - 30% BUYERS PREMIUM ON THIS VEHICLE* Weekly...
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2014 DENNIS ELITE 6 EURO 6 For Auction on 2022-05-31 at 08:30
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Refuse
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
2015 15 DAF LF 220 EURO 6 12 TON Faun VRO compactor refuse truck, TR2 bin lift, auto lube, hand wash, reverse camera, beacons, work lights, weigher, air seat, auto, cruise, electric windows/mirrors, ex council, 100,000kms £39,950 + vat
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Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-31
*DONCASTER* DAY CAB, OLYMPUS BODY, TERBERG SINGLE BIN LIFT, A/C, RAER VIEW CAMERA, LEATHER* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COUNCIL - 30% BUYERS PREMIUM ON THIS VEHICLE* Weekly auctions...
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2014 DENNIS ELITE 6 EURO 6 For Auction on 2022-05-31 at 08:30
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Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
The auction sale is at MMA in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 23rd May at 7:00pm

Digital Tachograph, Bin Lift by Terberg, S/N: 1404110284, Onboard Scales, Air Conditioning, CD Player, Radio, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Power Steering. What's in the office: Spare Key, Service History Printout....
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2013 DENNIS ELITE 2 6X2 26TON OLYMPUS BODY REAR STEER REFUSE Ex Council For Auction
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Body
Refuse
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* DAY CAB, FARID BODY, WEIGH SYSTEM, REAR VIEW CAMERA* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 2 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing...
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2013 DAF LF 45.180 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
2013 Dennis Elite Refuse Truck 70/30 Olympus Body 6 x4 Terberg Binlifts Worldwide Shipping * Delivery
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Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
The auction sale is at MMA in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 23rd May at 7:00pm

Digital Tachograph, Air Conditioning, Radio, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Power Steering, Reversing Camera, Bin Lift by Terberg, Type: TCA-DEL3, S/N: 1401240041, **Dashboard Gauages Not Working**. What's in the...
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2013 DENNIS ELITE 2 6X2 26TON OLYMPUS BODY REFUSE C/W BIN LIFT Ex Council For Auction
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Body
Refuse
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Location
Lot No: 17 4x2 - NTM - RCV .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT FLEET APPROVED DX12AMU
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-06-01
Lot No: 40019 THE - BUYERS - PREMIUM - ON - THIS - LOT - IS - �595 - + - VAT ~ Gears: 0, Stereo: CD, Interior: Cloth, Cruise Control, Sunroof: Yes, Reversing Camera, FAUN LIFTS ~1 7m BODY LENGTH Rear-Lift Steer CONFIGURATION WITH Air...
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Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Location
The auction sale is at MMA in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 23rd May at 7:00pm

Air Conditioning, Reversing Camera, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, CD Player, Digital Tachograph, Radio, Power Steering. What's in the office: Plating Certificate. Seller type: Council. MoT: 30 Jun...
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2012 MERCEDES ECONIC BLUETEC EEV 6X4 26 TON AUTO DENNIS EAGLE BODY 70/30 SPLIT REFUSE C/W TERBERG BIN LIFT Ex Council For Auction
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Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-06-01
Lot No: 40069 THE - BUYERS - PREMIUM - ON - THIS - LOT - IS - �595 - + - VAT ~ Stereo: CD, Interior: Vinyl, Air Con, Cruise Control, Reversing Camera, FAUN VARIOPRESS SINGLE COMPARTMENT BODY. FAUN TWINLIFT. 360 CAMERAS ~7.0m BODY LENGTH Rear-Lift...
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Body
Refuse
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
2013. Iveco Eurocargo. 150E18. Refuse truck. Fitted with a two compartment NTM body. Rear open back lift plus a front compartment side load lift. Very clean truck. Direct from local council. For any further info, please do not hesitate to call us on 0121 556 0400. Advert ID 3372591
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Body
Refuse
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
2015 Isuzu N75.150 4x2 Refuse. 124,215 km. Farid Micro L body. Air con. Autogreaser. 1 Owner. Rear bin lift. MoT. Choice of 2.
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Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
dennis refuge truck 6x4 double diff we can arrange shipping worldwide
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Body
Refuse
Make
Dennis Eagle
Model
Elite
Location
The auction sale is at MMA in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 23rd May at 7:00pm

Digital Tachograph, Air Conditioning, CD Player, Radio, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Power Steering, Reversing Camera, Bin Lift by Terberg, Type: TCA-DEL3, S/N: 1410100858. What's in the office: Spare Key, Part...
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2013 DENNIS ELITE 2 6X2 26TON OLYMPUS BODY REFUSE C/W BIN LIFT Ex Council For Auction
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Refuse Trucks Overview

What does a typical operator want from a refuse truck? They will need to be able to safely transport a team of workers to the job, so plenty of seating in the cab is ideal.

When dealing with trade waste, the issue of transporting a team around becomes less important and it is more about having the right payload and lifts for the jobs in hand.

Reliability is important and how easy the truck is to drive and manoeuvre – there are plenty of narrow streets to navigate. So fully automatic hydraulic gearboxes like those manufactured by Allison, (rather than automated gearboxes that are on most trucks) are the right tool for the job.

Know your CLOCS from your FORS

Operating refuse trucks in urban environments means that operators will encounter the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). These schemes work together to help companies and truck operators work safely.  The CLOCS side is driven by the construction industry that is all-encompassing, whilst the FORS is the actual transport element used by the fleet operators. If an operator is FORS silver compliant, then they are compliant with CLOCS.

Euro 6 Regeneration Issues

Regeneration – no nothing to do with Dr. Who, but for many modern, Euro 6 trucks they need to clear out the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) on a regular basis.  This usually  takes place at high temperatures on motorways, but refuse trucks rarely make it onto a motorway – certainly for any great distance. This means that the truck has to heat itself up when stationary (active regeneration and can take up to one hour!).  This uses fuel, is time consuming and can be dangerous.

Watch the DAF Regeneration Video for Advice

Manufacturers such as Iveco play strongly on the fact that their Euro 6 trucks use a different (SCR Only) approach.  This means that they do not have to self-regenerate – they don’t have a low-entry cab at present, so this makes purchasing one for urban refuse operations more tricky.

Low Entry Cabs

As the operators will be in and out of the cab plenty of times during the day, a ‘low-entry’ cab is ideal.  These cabs resemble the front end of a coach more closely than a truck, but it means that there is usually just one step up rather than two, three or sometimes even four steps to get into a truck cab.

There are two main examples of low entry cabs, the Dennis Elite and the Mercedes Econic.  Scania have recently launched the L-Series low entry cab, but there will not be many for sale in the UK’s used refuse truck market for some while to come.

Low entry Volvo Truck cab
Not the best looking cab

Similarly, Volvo’s FE low entry cab has been around in its current guise since 2018 but relatively few are seen (and the cab looks less purpose designed and more like a cut and shut to the existing cab.)

Dennis Eagle – Elite

Part of the Dutch Terberg Group, Dennis Eagle, (yes they used to make fire engines too but the two parts of the company were split some while back) manufacture their 1,000 or so trucks in the UK. In Their strength is the direct vision capabilities of the cab design – meeting direct vision standards (DVS) has become increasingly important across many cities. London, for example has standards beginning in 2021 Read More.

Dennis Elite 6 For Euro 6
A Euro 6 Dennis Eagle Elite 6

This means that we will be seeing more Dennis Eagle trucks on the road, but with non-municipal bodies on.

Whilst customers are free to buy a Dennis Elite as a chassis cab, Dennis Eagle have their own range of refuse bodies – the Olympus as well as a bin lift – the beta range. Ordering the complete refuse truck directly from Dennis should shorten overall lead times, as there will only be one stage in the build and therefore less paperwork as far as the vehicle type approval is concerned.

Around the corner is Dennis’ ‘Ecollect’ fully electric refuse truck – watch this space.

Interested in buying a used Dennis Refuse truck – see our Dennis Trucks for Sale here View all Dennis Elite trucks for sale.

Mercedes Econic

Mercedes Econic at Euro 6
Typical Used Euro 6 Mercedes Econic

With the might of Daimler, the largest truck manufacturer in the world behind it, it is perhaps not surprising that Mercedes have designed and built a specialist low-entry cab – the Econic.

With a five-star direct vision rating and Mercedes-Benz’ most up to date engine technology it is not a cheap option, but operators recognise the build quality and the support available from the manufacturer.  There are always plenty of used Mercedes Econic trucks for sale at Truckpages.

Refuse Bodies

Refuse bodies are highly specialist and we recommend carrying out extensive research into the type available.  There are a number of UK dealers who specialise in refuse trucks, so it would be worthwhile telling them about your business for them to make suggestions about the best type of used refuse truck to suit you.

Here are some areas to bear in mind that may prompt questions that you can ask of the selling dealer.

  • Does the truck have a split body? – This is ideal for separating waste and collections
  • Is there a current LOLER test? – This is a general safety test for all lifting equipment
  • Type of loader/lift(s)? – Choice of rear lift, kerbside lift and/or front-end loaders
  • Does it have an onboard weighing system? – Helps greatly with compliance
  • Is it fitted with Cameras? Perfect for on-site safety and for pedestrian safety

There are plenty of different manufacturers of bodies that can be fitted to your chassis – whether a low entry cab or otherwise.

 

Brands of Lift Manufacturers

Faun (models include Variopress, Rotopress, Powerpress, Selectapress Duo, Sidepress and Frontpress

Olympus (Dennis Eagle – earlier model the Phoenix) – See all other Ros Roca bodies

Geesink Norba (models include the GPM under the Geesink brand plus the N-Series and the MF-Series under the Norba brand)

Farid – Italian company with significant UK manufacturing base – took over Heil’s European business back in 2013. (Models include Powerlink, Twintrak, Bigbite and many more)

MOL – A Belgian company that has a range of bodies and lifts. (Models include the ECO range, ECOMAX, PUSHER and the MAX). Sold through HE Municipal in the UK (Inco-Mol)

Brands of Lift Manufacturers

Terberg (Omnidel, Omnitrade, both available – electric or hydraulic, the Euromax or Omnimax for integrated lifts. Basic modes are the TCH and TH)

Zoeller – Same group as Faun (see above) (models include the Rotary, Omega and Delta)

 

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