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    I'm a recycling activist, and our community was was searching for good recycling bins to donate to a neighborhood. The people don't like keeping too many bins for paper, metal, electronics etc. I browsed through different models and came across a stackable recycling bin model. We can move it on rollers with ease. I think it's only a concept project. You can see it in sparkinnovations.com/project/recycling-bin/. How do you preview this bin?



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    not saying this is a bad idea all recycling efforts like this are great. I get the 2 bin covered system but bins like this is what a lot of us around here use as they hold more weight and with heavy duty plastic as well and casters there is no need to first lift back in order to move it to prevent things falling out. these can be covered with tarp material if you want them outside but with open tops and easily stackable it makes it easier just to toss things in because people need things easy and with having to open a top on a bin most will ignore it after awhile now for regular waste like food garbage cans are needed for smell and safety.
    this is not a city effort though this is what me and a few others do for people wanting to recycle cause its costly per person since we don't charge to pick up recycling so we don't recoup our cost for the bins on average until the 5-6week pickup Magnum Hopper Bins - 29 x 18 x 12", Blue H-1878BLU - Uline
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    I use plastic 20 liter paint pails, next size up is 30litre plastic liquid containers with the top cut out, leaving the handle though.
    Then plastic (or steel) 55 gallon drums.

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    (I initially misread the post and thought you wanted smaller bins for individual houses, but I'll leave this up for anyone looking anyway.)

    I use 4 of these Suncast stacking bins. They cost a little bit but are very worth it, IMO - light but durable and easy to clean. I have been using mine for regular household recycling for about 5 years now. They are good for small-ish apartments. I have a reusable shopping tote hung on a command sticky hook from the side of one of them for overflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex34 View Post
    I'm a recycling activist, and our community was was searching for good recycling bins to donate to a neighborhood. The people don't like keeping too many bins for paper, metal, electronics etc. I browsed through different models and came across a stackable recycling bin model. We can move it on rollers with ease. I think it's only a concept project. You can see it in sparkinnovations.com/project/recycling-bin/. How do you preview this bin?
    You are in Toronto? I live a small hick town and we have recycle bins along with trash bins. I am shocked to learn Toronto is this far behind the recycling trend. Mike
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    I'm not too sure what your looking for, but for residential recycling containers I would recommend bins from Rehrig Pacific Company. They make all kinds of waste management products. They are pretty cheap when buying in bulk, and have a lot of options.

    Stackable ones for if you need to sort materials:
    Rehrig Pacific - Stacking 3-Bin Set

    And individual. They also stack nicely when empty and dont take up a lot of room:
    Rehrig Pacific - 18 Gal. Recycle Bin

    EDIT: They also make lids for the individual ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travistemple202020 View Post
    not saying this is a bad idea all recycling efforts like this are great. I get the 2 bin covered system but bins like this is what a lot of us around here use as they hold more weight and with heavy duty plastic as well and casters there is no need to first lift back in order to move it to prevent things falling out. these can be covered with tarp material if you want them outside but with open tops and easily stackable it makes it easier just to toss things in because people need things easy and with having to open a top on a bin most will ignore it after awhile now for regular waste like food garbage cans are needed for smell and safety.
    this is not a city effort though this is what me and a few others do for people wanting to recycle cause its costly per person since we don't charge to pick up recycling so we don't recoup our cost for the bins on average until the 5-6week pickup Magnum Hopper Bins - 29 x 18 x 12", Blue H-1878BLU - Uline
    I didn't actually thought about that, covered top may work in office premises, but for home use an open top is better to encourage people for using it.

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    I'm not sure of the question now....

    But in my home town we use a smaller 'wheelie bin' for general rubbish and a larger one for recycled stuff.
    What can be put in the recycled bin is, metal cans, glass bottles, cardboard and newspapers, white polystyrene, plastic containers, & some other stuff.

    Rubbish is picked up by a truck once a week, recycling bins every two weeks.

    Bins like this

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    I'm still curious, Toronto does or does not supply residential customers with recycle bins and recycle service? Mike


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