TeeHoo 5 Pro Tips For Buying Recycling Bins

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December 15, 2021

Tip 1: Consider Recycling Bin Placement

Before buying your recycling bins, it’s crucial to know where you’ll be placing the bins throughout your facilities. That Looking at where waste is generated in your facility and what type of waste is being collected determines what capacity and function is your perfect bins. A school, for example, will generate more recyclable and compostable waste in the dinning halls than in the classrooms. In office environments, recyclable paper is most common near workstations, and organic waste is generated in meeting rooms and break areas. When you have a good known of where the waste flowing in your facility, it will help you determine the optimal placement of waste bins.

Your front-of-house (public areas for customers and reception areas) and back-of-house (kitchens, meeting rooms and external collection areas) will require different types of recycling solutions. It’s important to note that both areas must be supporting each other by collecting the same streams. Different areas may also require different recycling bin designs.

 For example, schools may need waste bins and recycling bins to be placed up against a wall, whereas a convention center may need bins that can be accessed from all points of traffic flow.


Tip 2: Select Your Recycling Bin Capacity

Selecting a capacity depends on the volume of waste you generate. Also, that is also determined by how many bins you need for both indoor and outdoor places.

Also taking into consideration your foot traffic, when you select your recycling bins. For example, in stadiums and arenas where traffic flow is high, a recycling bin that is accessible from both sides is the best option.

Checking your facility’s waste audit results and determining the capacity of containers you’ll need. Talk to your waste hauler about which streams you’re able to collect as this will vary by city and region. For example, you’ll need to know whether you collect your recyclables together (commingled or single stream) or whether you need to separate out cans and bottles from paper.

Tip 3: Consider Climate

 When ordering outdoor recycling bins, climate is a very important factor. Some of the southern United States experience tornado like weather, whereas in Canada we are subjected to harsh winters. Bin accessories, such as anchor kits, are an ideal solution to ensure your bins remain safe and grounded.

You may also need to consider whether customization will be required due to a specialized collection, or whether you need to pest-proof for open spaces.

Such as our TeeHoo customized recycling bins:


1.We can accept customized logo design, this is our client case.


2.We can accept customized capacity ,here are more choice ,one bin, two bins, three bins, four bins.



You don’t ever want to compromise function for style – which is why TeeHoo has designed its outdoor recycling bins collection to be durable, versatile and attractive. Designed with a deep understanding of climate, behavior and even wildlife considerations, TeeHoo’s outdoor recycling containers ensure seamless recycling from the outside.

Tip 4: Know Your Opening Shapes

Choose colored bins openings is a key factor to an effective recycling program. The Xcel Energy Center maintains consistent of colors for the recycling bin openings and recycling posters throughout their facility. This helped them recycle 66% of their waste.

For example, one TeeHoo client introduced recyclable clamshell to their campus cafeteria.  The clamshell however are too large to fit into the saturn-shaped opening of the recycling bins. So unfortunately people had no choice but to toss them into the landfill trash. Luckily this campus was able to retrofit their TeeHoo recycling bins by simply replacing the opening lids.

Tip 5: Get Your Graphics Right

That graphics stand out clearly and say what needs to throw into the bin are critical for success. If your recycling bins has signage that’s unclear or confusing, you’re most likely increasing your contamination rates. Clearly, concise graphics build recycling bins awareness, and when people recycle correctly, stream contamination is vastly reduced. Graphics can be customized with images of actual waste, such as food containers. They can also include sustainability messages and be swapped out with new graphics to adapt to changing needs.

Check our TeeHoo guide on the best practices in recycling graphics for more help for your recycling bin graphics.

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