What are Recycling Bins Made of? | Recycle Bin Material

Some of the materials used for recycling bins


Ever wonder what are recycling bins made of? The answer to that question has a varied and interesting list of results. Here are a few examples of the materials used to make dustbins.

Recycled Waste Bins

These corrugated recycling bins are made from 50 percent recycled material. The outer layer consists of 35 percent recycled office waste.

Plastic Lumber

Plastic lumber bins are made of 100 percent recycled milk jugs. The plastic jugs are remade into engineered, preformed boards that are then assembled into recycle bins. These bins come in a wide variety of styles and colors. The high scratch and abrasion resistant bins are ideal for outdoor use.


Often containing high amounts of recycled bin material, these bins are usually made of 18 or 20-gauge galvanized steel. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to fit any application.

Stainless Steel

Durable and fashionable, these bins are a favorite for high end uses such as hotels or quality restaurants. Their polished surface makes an undeniable statement about the proprietors commitment to excellence.


Recycling bins made of fiberglass often have liners that are galvanized or made from either more fiberglass or sometimes plastic. The fiberglass used for these bins is covered with several layers of polyester resin to ensure durability. The exteriors often contain polyester gel coats which are pigmented in a wide variety of colors.

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