Rent Do It Yourself (DIY) Bins for Recycling, Compost & Trash
Save money and the environment! These bins are easy to use and transport -- they break down to the size of a folding chair.
Rent a full Zero Waste Station with a recycling, compost, and trash bin, OR rent individual bins.
Each DIY bin rental includes one bag suitable for that bin.
For example, a green, certified compostable bag for the compost bin; a clear or blue bag for recycling; and, a black or white bag for the landfill.
Each bin rental is $5 and includes 1 bag per bin.
How to Rent Our DIY Zero Waste Station Bins
Pick up your DIY bins at Eco-Cycle's CHaRM.
After your event, recycle and compost your materials in your curbside bins, or deliver them to CHaRM or your nearest recycling center.
Return the bins to the CHaRM.
Please note: If the bins are returned soiled, or broken, or if they are not returned at all, you will be billed $50 per bin.
How many bags do you need?
We recommend approximately one bin for every 25 people. Each bin rental includes 1 bag for that specific bin. Additional bags are available for purchase at CHaRM for $1.50/each and and can be paid for when the bins are picked up.
If you use you own bags...
The structure of the bins require that the bags be no smaller than 45-gallon to work properly. Do not use plastic bags for compost; use a green, certified compostable 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.
Please place your order at least 48h in advance. Since it is peak season, your order request is subject to bin availability. Wait for a confirmation email for your order before coming to the CHaRM or contact .
There are no bins available anymore between 6/21 and 6/25.