Collapsible Do It Yourself (DIY) Bin Service
Save money and the environment! These bins are easy to use and transport (they break down to the size of a folding chair). They are designed to collect 'compostables,' and/or commingled containers (glass and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, etc.) and yes, even trash for the landfill. Each DIY bin will come with ONE bag suitable for that bin, e.g. compost (green), recycling (clear/blue), landfill (black or white).
You can order bins separately e.g. two recycling bins and one compost bin, or you can order a trio of one landfill, one recycling, one compost. DIY bins rent for $4.00 each.
You can reserve bins, pick them up at Eco-Cycle's CHaRM, and use them at your event. Post event you can deliver the 'compost' and/or the 'recyclables' back to CHaRM (or nearest recycling center), and return the bins to the CHaRM. You may use your own hauling service for recycling and composting and trash - and simply bring the bins and caps back to CHaRM.
If the bins are returned soiled, or broken, or if they are not returned at all, you will be billed $50 per bin.
Bags are offered for $1.50 per bag and can be paid for when the bins are picked up at CHaRM. (We recommend approximately one bin for every 25 people.) If you want to provide your own bags, the structure of the bins require that the bags be no smaller than 45-gallon to work. Do not use plastic bags for compost; use a green compost bag (e.g. bio-bag). We recommend a clear bag for recyclables. Clear bags allow participants to see the recyclables and prevent contamination.
Collapsible recycling bins are made available by the generosity of the City of Boulder. The bins are manufactured by ClearTainers.