Manual handling solutions for Waste Management

Waste Management

Eliminating manual handling and creating safer waste handling processes. Improve workplace safety and boost staff productivity with electric tugs.

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Manual handling – the issue of waste management safety

Within the waste management sector, loaded commercial waste bins are often moved by hand, putting staff at risk of injury, strains and musculoskeletal disorders – particularly where loads need to be moved on slopes.

Businesses focused on waste management safety are increasingly looking for better ways of transporting waste that drives safety and operational efficiency.

Improve staff safety and boost productivity

Enabling a single operator to safely move heavy loads such as commercial and residential waste, electric tugs help waste management providers to improve workplace safety and eliminate manual handling.

Offering a safer alternative to manual handling, electric tugs deliver the controlled movement of loads inside, outside and on slopes - reducing the risk of injury and boosting productivity.

The benefits of electric tugs in waste management 

Compact, easy-to-use electric tugs enable a single operator to safely move loads, ideal for use in commercial and residential waste management. Benefit from maximum control and reduce the risk of injury with secure waste handling solutions, perfect for working on slopes.   

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    Eliminate manual handling

    Make the movement of heavy waste safer – electric tugs reduce the risk of injuries and boost productivity.

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    Total control on slopes

    Electric tugs deliver the effortless movement of loads, even on slopes. Need to move heavy bins up an incline? No problem!

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    Reduce staff absence

    Reducing the risk of injury, electric tugs help waste management providers reduce staff absences from aches, strains and musculoskeletal disorders.

Our range of waste management electric tugs

Trusted by leading waste management providers

Leading waste management providers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.

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Our staff have given us some great feedback and love the MasterMover’s simplicity of use and safety features. Now, one person can easily move the bins without strain or effort. 

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What do electric tugs move in waste management?

Across the waste management sector, electric tugs are used to eliminate manual handling and improve workplace safety in the movement of loads such as:

  • Waste bins
  • Residential bins
  • Clinical waste
  • Commercial waste bins
Is an operator license or training required? 

No, electric tugs do not require a license to operate. A license-free operation makes electric tugs an attractive option for waste management providers looking to streamline the movement of loads and improve safety.  

Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tug and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.    

How are electric tugs powered?

Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.

Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use.

How do electric tugs connect? 

A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety.

Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.    

Can electric tugs move more than one load at once?

Yes, our electric tugs can be used to move multiple loads at once – reducing the number of journeys required. This is an attractive option for waste managers looking to move multiple bins from one area to another.

Our team can advise on how best to link multiple loads together. 

We're here to help 

If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.