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RE: [greenyes] steel recycling containers?
Busch Systems has single unit steel containers in their 01-02 catalog, and
in the SAFCO catalog has the ones you may be thinking of -- they come in
green, brown, and burgundy with black lids, for paper (or news), glass,
cans, plastic, and waste.  However, I would NOT recommend them; they weigh a
ton when empty, and even more when full.  The bags get torn by the sharp
corners, the wire "channel" doesn't work to hold the liner bags, and they
generally were a back-breaking, sticky mess.  My collection crew used to
refuse to pick them up in buildings that had purchased them (we provide
cardboard ones).

I'd recommend you use recycled cardboard or post-consumer plastic bins.  The
cardboard ones don't last as long, but they can be recycled... both could be
custom printed with your logo, etc., and a box mfr. can die-cut the holes
you want in the lids.  

My two cents,

-----Original Message-----
From: michelle smith [mailto:pcrecycles@no.address] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 1:44 PM
To: green yes listserv; RECYC-L College and University Recycling Coordinator
Subject: [greenyes] steel recycling containers?


I am looking for steel recycling containers with a paper slot for recycling.
The original brand who made them (Witt) no longer does so.  We ordered some
steel containers with lids for cans and bottles and nice steel trash cans.
We are looking for steel paper receptacles to "complete the picture."  Any
suggestions?  I have looked everywhere and have not been able to find
anything!  Thanks!


Michelle Smith
Recycling and Waste Reduction Progam
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Providence College
Providence, RI  02918

(401) 865-1881

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