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Recycled Plastic Lumber: Helping the world’s Rain Forests and slowing Climate Change.

In 2009, DeepStream started offering recycled plastic lumber (RPL) as an alternative to tropical hardwoods. More and more of our customers have been choosing RPL for planters and weatherproof fixtures over the past several years. In 2017, RPL was specified more often than natural wood.

chart showing the use of recycled plastic lumber replacing natural wood
The use of recycled plastic lumber has overtaken tropical hardwood

Recycled plastic lumber is a win for the environment and for our customers.

Weatherproof RPL reduces maintenance costs while enhancing your properties and brands, exhibiting timeless beauty and making an environmental statement.

We strongly encourage you to seriously consider the cost benefits and the long term appearance of RPL over tropical hardwood. The environmental statement made by selecting this material for your project is a positive one for your customers.

Eliminate needless rainforest destruction by specifying DeepStream RPL planters and fixtures. The RPL DeepStream uses is backed by a 50-year limited warranty by its manufacturer.

Recycled Plastic Lumber weatherproof POS cabinet and modern combination recycling and trash receptacle
Weatherproof Fixtures created with recycled plastic lumber and marine aluminum, no paint or powder coating to fail.

DeepStream was created in a response to a need. While building a condominium project, I reviewed the “universe” of garden planters and receptacles. I wanted planters, receptacles, and custom fixtures for my project that were just not available.

DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia Thatch resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center
DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia Thatch resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center

Wood planters were carpenter-built with wood-on-wood construction. As I’ve detailed in my planter blog link, they just don’t last. Carpenter-built wood planters tear themselves apart in 3-4 years in Miami.

Wasting valuable wood harvested from the world’s rapidly diminishing rainforests also wastes your time, money, and energy. Recycled plastic lumber was not an option at that time.

Recycled Plastic Lumber wood planters add a tranquil green space on a roof deck between apartments blocks
Recycled Plastic Lumber wood planters add a tranquil green space on a roof deck between apartments blocks

If your project absolutely must use tropical hardwood, then specify our Mariner planter system.

Wood expands when it gets wet. DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized aluminum extrusion contains wood’s expansionary forces. Honor the wood you use by ensuring it lasts for decades.

DeepStream Designs trademark marine anodized aluminum extrusion
DeepStream Designs trademark marine-anodized aluminum leg

Engineered with the principles of Sustainable Design, our products stand the test of time. Our engineered modular system uses, even reuse, hardwood in a design that honors the wood. Deepstream’s trademark aluminum extrusions allow construction that extends wood life by decades. This is true with all of DeepStream’s products.

DeepStream's trademark aluminum conserves wood by making even complex structures liket planter anchored screen wall last decades
DeepStream’s planter-anchored Screen Wall and Enclosure System

Harvesting tropical hardwood destroys important habitats around the world, even if “sustainably harvested,” as hardwood trees take 50 years or more to reach maturity.

Estimates are that up to 50% of “certified” tropical wood imported into the United States has forged documents.

DeepStream modern combination trash and recycling bin available in wood or RPL
Tropical Hardwood Combination Trash and Recycling Bin available in wood and RPL

Offset your projects carbon footprint using recycled plastic lumber and planting far more trees than you use.

We do this for you automatically through Trees for the Future as a matter of principle. Planting trees through Trees for the Future provides families with more than just trees and food. It provides income, empowerment, unity, leadership, education and even saves lives. The program teach people to value themselves and their environment, and they see amazing improvements in their standard of living.

An example of DeepStream Custom Fixtures showing several benches in a hotel gym made with recycled plastic lumber
DeepStream Custom Fixtures, benches in a hotel gym made with recycled plastic lumber

DeepStream plants 50 trees for every planter and 100 trees for every fixture you purchase. Customers receive a certificate to use in your marketing to let your customers know that you care about the environment.

Recycled Plastic Lumber modern combination recycling and trash receptacle
Modern Combination Trash and Recycling Bin crafted with RPL

To date, with proceeds from the sale of our products, DeepStream has planted more than 460,000 trees in our customers’ honor. This reflects our customers’ commitment to the environment that we are all leaving for future generations.

Recycled plastic planters anchor security glass screen wall at LAX USO in LA
Recycled plastic planters anchor security glass screen wall at LAX USO in LA
DeepStream Design recycled plastic lumber wood planters for trees at Long House Reserve Garden
DeepStream Designs RPL wood planters for trees at Long House Reserve Garden

DeepStream creates many custom fixtures that use recycled plastic lumber.

Custom Fixtures, not custom prices, for hotels, restaurants, theme parks, water parks and spas.  DeepStream’s proprietary trademark frame system allows us to create a coordinated collection of durable custom fixtures. This approach provides visual continuity throughout your property, indoor or outside

A suite of outdoor custom fixtures at a tropical waterpark made with weatherproof recycled plastic lumber
A suite of outdoor custom fixtures at a tropical waterpark made with weatherproof RPL

Custom fixtures shown above include a Point-of-sale enclosure with marine-anodized aluminum tambour door and frame. It features an insulated 316 stainless steel top, hinges, drawer slides, and handle.

The modern combination trash and recycling receptacle are also constructed with recycled plastic panels. Easily wiped clean, RPL does not stain and can be pressure cleaned. Perfect for food service outlets. Because DeepStream’s trademark aluminum extrusions are marine-anodized, there is no paint or powder coating to fail. Turning on silent Delrin bushing, bin push flaps are constructed of bare 5086 marine aluminum, making them easily cleaned and refinished.

Waterparks use a lot of towels. One of the RPL cabinets in the center holds fresh towels. The other cabinet houses a roll-in towel return cart.

An example of a hotel pool towel return cart cabinet crafted withRPL
Recycled Plastic Lumber hotel pool towel return cart cabinet for large towel return carts

If you have any questions, or there is anything DeepStream’s dedicated American craftspeople can design and build for you using Recycled Plastic Lumber, please contact Sheila Boyce at (305) 857-0466 to discuss your project.

There is never a fee for design or quotes and Sheila has designed thousands of installations so she is a great free and friendly resource at your disposal.

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The Art of Recycling

Recycling is Mainstream America

Example of DeepStream's modern combination Trash Bin and Recycling receptacle with 3form Bear Grass panels

Studies show that Americans are very aware that recycling is the right thing to do. Americans of every age and background wish to participate and do their part. 

Businesses and products that support recycling with modern receptacles generate positive brand recognition with both current and potential customers.

Example of a DeepStream modern Trash Bin or recycling receptacle with 3form Recycled Blue Glass panels at a drink stand
Example of a DeepStream Modern Trash Bin or Recycling Receptacle with 3form Recycled Glass panels

Modern Recycling Bins help position your business and separate it from your competitors. In the fiercely competitive marketing wars for the share of customers’ mind, successful brand owners know that no positive aspect of brand awareness or affiliation can be overlooked, lest their brand be at a competitive disadvantage. 

Example of a DeepStream triple stream recycling bin with 3form Banana Fiber panel at an outdoor restaurant
Example of a DeepStream triple stream Modern Recycling Bin with 3form Banana Fiber panels

The easier you can make it for people to recycle or dispose of trash appropriately, the more often people will do so.  Making it easier for people to dispose of waste appropriately boils down to offering more opportunities.  DeepStream’s infinite variety of attractive modern recycling bins and trash receptacles make it beautiful and easy to add more opportunities for your customers or visitors to do the right thing by recycling.

DeepStream Designs' modern Recycling Bin with 3form Ion Green Tea panels in the lobby of a convention center
DeepStream Designer Modern Recycling Bin with 3form Ion Green Tea panels

Many companies have invested heavily in creating brand awareness, not only for their products, but also in their points of contact with customers.  Businesses with large investments in bricks and mortar create brand awareness in their customers’ minds by creating strategic infrastructure that distinguishes them from their competition.

Example of a DeepStream Modern Combination Trash Bin and dual stream Recycling Receptacle with graphic panels
Example of a DeepStream Modern Combination Trash Bin and Recycling Receptacle with graphic panels showing the US Navy’s commitment to recycling

DeepStream’s attractive bins are not an expense. They are an investment in brand image that is underwritten by a reduction in your maintenance budget. A Lifetime Structural Warranty means lower physical depreciation and lower long term capital costs.

An example of DeepStream Large Wooden Commercial Modern Recycling Bin at an outdoor mall
DeepStream Large Commercial Modern Wooden Recycling Bin

Given the industrial and mass-produced look of many recycling bins, it is not surprising that many businesses are reluctant to add prominent points of disposal, because these choices may actually detract from their carefully orchestrated image. DeepStream’s modern receptacles set your brand apart.

Example of a DeepStream triple stream commercial wooden Modern Recycling Bin in an office lobby
DeepStream triple stream commercial wooden Modern Recycling Bin

DeepStream realizes that it only looks as good as its products do on a customer’s property.  Partnering with its customers, DeepStream handcrafts its receptacles with the exact finish that its customers are looking for. DeepStream also uses sustainable design principles when creating its products to minimize maintenance and uses parts that are easily replaceable and recyclable.

Example of a DeepStream Modern combination Recycling Receptacle and Trash Bin in a boutique hotel lobby
Modern designer commercial wooden Recycling Bin

The “Core Replacement Program,” unique to DeepStream, helps customer maintain the fresh look of these high-volume points of customer contact.  This program makes replacement parts available at direct manufacturer’s cost so that its products never need to be replaced.  If the look of the company’s brand or property changes, the look of the bins can easily be changed to support the new marketing direction, and at a fraction of the replacement cost.

Example of a DeepStream Modern aluminum Recycling Bin at an outdoor restaurant
Modern Aluminum Trash and Recycling Bin
Modern Large Commercial Combination Recycling Bin and Trash Receptacle at a Food Hall
Modern Combination Recycling and Trash Bins
Example of a Modern Triple Stream Recycling Bin at a children's waterpark
Example of a Modern Triple Stream Recycling Bin
Example of a large wooden outdoor Modern Recycling Bin and matching Trash Bin by DeepStream Design at a Disney resort
Modern Recycling Bin and matching Trash Bin by DeepStream Design
Example of a Beautiful Modern Wooden Trash Bin by DeepStream Designs at a Disney resort
Beautiful Modern Wooden Trash Bin by DeepStream Designs

DeepStream’s newest bin design uses the same design principles as the Audubon, OPUS, and Oahu recyclers and trash bins, but in a round form. Various graphics can be affixed to an inner graphics shell to give your bins a custom look at an affordable price. You can easily update the look with new graphics at any time for a very low cost

2 examples of modern round trash bins or recycling receptacles
Nice Modern Round Trash and Recycling Bins by DeepStream Design

Recycled plastic lumber (RPL) makes these receptacles environmentally friendly. They are weatherproof, require no maintenance, and do not require cutting down the rainforest. Maintenance free, and backed by a 50 year warranty by the manufacturer, RPL is an excellent choice. RPL receptacles deliver the lowest cost of ownership over time.

Example of a DeepStream's modern combination Recycling and Trash Receptacle in a tropical garden
Recycled Plastic Lumber is weatherproof and maintenance free

Regardless of which material or style receptacle you choose, DeepStream plants 100 trees for every bin purchased. Trees For the Future issues a certificate in your name giving you credit for your commitment to the environment.

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3form Recycling and Trash Receptacles

3form Varia Resin panels are a popular option selected by Deepstream Design customers for their upscale projects recycling and trash receptacles.

DeepStream’s craftsmen create custom modern trash and recycling receptacles with materials selected by our customers . Along with tropical hardwood and environmentally friendly recycled plastic lumber, 3form panels are the most popular.

DeepStream's Modern Combination Trash and Recycling Bin with 3form Bear Grass panels under cover at an outdoor mall
DeepStream’s Modern Combination Trash and Recycling Bin with Bear Grass panels

The quality of these custom-order trash receptacles helps upscale businesses set themselves apart from competitors. Placed indoors or outside DeepStream has an appropriate material for you to customize your receptacles.

Rugged yet sophisticated ergonomic designs, with front and top loading options, are a hit with customers and your staff. Hygienic plastic bin liners and anodized aluminum frame make DeepStream’s bins ideal for any upscale locations. Popular options include hidden casters and Smokers Outposts along with custom opening for separating recycled materials.

DeepStream's modern recycling receptacle with 3form Tiger Thatch panels shown in a modern residence
DeepStream’s modern recycling receptacle with 3form Tiger Thatch panels

Anodized aluminum legs and 316-stainless steel lid mean there is no paint or powder coating to fail. DeepStream engineers its modern trash bins and recycling receptacles to maintain their beauty for years while receiving hundreds of thousands of customer touches.

DeepStream dual stream recycling bin with 3form Ion Green Tea Panel at a  5 star conference center
DeepStream dual stream modern recycling bin with Ion Green Tea Panel

Interior Designers and Architects love 3form’s limitless selection of natural materials, patterns, and colors to customize receptacles for thier projects modern recycling receptacles and trash bins. 

A modern trash receptacle by DeepStream Design with Blue Glass 3form panels in front of a colorful fruit drink stand
A modern trash receptacle by DeepStream Design with Blue Glass 3form panels
DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center
DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center
DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia Thatch resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center
DeepStream modern combination recycling receptacle and trash bin with 3form Varia Thatch resin panels at Orlando Intermodal Center

The Deepstream dual stream recycling bins in the 5 photos below went into a parking garage in Houston. Trademark anodized aluminum legs and 16 gauge 316 stainless steel lids will stand up to Houston’s coastal weather. Marine anodized aluminium means that there is no paint or powder coating to fail.

DeepStream's dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Seaweed panels
DeepStream’s dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Seaweed panels
DeepStream's dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Seaweed panels mounted with an optional Smokers Outpost
3form Seaweed dual stream Recycling Bin by DeepStream shown mounted with a Smokers Outpost option
Closeup of an optional Smokers Outpost mounted to a DeepStream dual stream Recycling Bin with 3form Seaweed resin panels
Optional Smokers Outpost mounted to a DeepStream dual stream Recycling Bin with 3form Seaweed resin panels
DeepStream's dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Harvest and Ivory panels
DeepStream’s dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Harvest and Ivory panels
DeepStream's dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Harvest and Ivory panels mounted with an optional Smokers Outpost
DeepStream’s dual stream Recycling Bin using 3form Harvest and Ivory panels mounted with an optional Smokers Outpost

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Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles: DeepStream's Empire Collection

Deepstream Designs handcrafts unique Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles that will set your property or business apart from the crowd.

Trademark proprietary designs, with quick-change system for graphic, creates unique Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles. This allows bins to be created in a cost effective manner specially for your project. This results in receptacles that support the investment you’ve made in creating a unique brand identity.

Deepstream has a unique modern receptacle for you because, whether you need receptacles for indoors or outdoors, they need to be unique.

ATI’s Empire Collection of aluminum graphics skins on DeepStream’s modern receptacles makes these usually boring fixtures magnificent! The Empire collection is just one of many choices for modern recycling and trash receptacles.

Tree design in dark cherry

DeepStream Designs' Audubon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame housing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs’ Audubon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame. Equipped with 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid

The easier you can make it for people to recycle or dispose of trash appropriately, the more often people will do so.  Making it easier for people to dispose of waste appropriately boils down to offering more opportunities. 

DeepStream’s infinite variety of attractive Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles make it beautiful and easy to add more opportunities for your customers or visitors to do the right thing and recycle.

DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs’ Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics. A stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner. Topped with a 9″ Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" stainless museum lid

Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame. Equipped with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ stainless museum lid

When businesses that support recycling with modern receptacles they generate positive brand recognition with both current and potential customers.

ChopStix Graphics

DeepStream Designs' Modern Audubon Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Chopstix aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame housing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs’ Audubon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Chopstix aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame housing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Chopstix aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs’ Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacles with Chopstix aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ Kydex lid

Beautiful modern recycling and trash receptacles recycling are an investment in the appearance of your property.  We partner with our customers by making replacement parts available at our direct cost through our Core Replacement Program.

Puzzle Graphics

DeepStream Designs' Audubon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Puzzle aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame housing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs’ Audubon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Puzzle aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame housing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Puzzle aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs’ Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacle with Puzzle aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame. Adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ Kydex lid compet the receptacle.
DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Puzzle aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" stainless museum lid
Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacles with Puzzle aluminum graphics. Housed inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ stainless museum lid

Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles are built by American Craftsmen, using yacht-building techniques and materials. The design allows for damaged pieces to be replaced at the manufacturer’s direct cost via our unique “Core Replacement Program.”

CrossSway Graphics

DeepStream Designs' Audubon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with CrossSway aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame housing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs’ Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with CrossSway aluminum graphics inside a marine anodized aluminum frame. Containing 2 leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 16-gauge 316 stainless steel hinged lid
DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with CrossSway aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9"Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs’ Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacles with CrossSway aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet. The bin contains a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with CrossSway aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" stainless museum lid
Chameleon Modern Trash Receptacles with CrossSway aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame. Adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ stainless museum lid

The rugged classic Nautique Trash Bin, perfect for harsh outdoor conditions, even ski areas and beach bars.

Extensive testing shows the Nautique bin resists all the elements that nature can throw at it. As a result the Nautique is at home outdoors in snowy ski areas or beach bars with salty ocean environments.  Inside the stainless steel frame is a rugged 24-gallon UV-resistant recycled LLPDE rubbish bin liner. 

Used indoors, with or without a lid, a perfect towel return bin for gyms, pools, saunas, modern Salons, and Spa environments.

DeepStream Designs' Nautique Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with a rugged weatherproof inner bin inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" UV resistant polypropylene lid
DeepStream Designs’ Nautique Modern Trash Receptacle with a rugged weatherproof inner bin inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ UV resistant polypropylene lid

Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles can take many forms. DeepStream Designs also creates Modern Wood Trash Receptacles in many sizes and styles to meet your needs.

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Nautique Recycling and Trash Bins

DeepStream’s Nautique Recycling and Trash Bins have a chic timeless appeal appropriate for sophisticated or rugged locations indoors or out.

Whether you need bins for a gallery, restaurant, museum, park, or poolside, the Nautique Recycling and Trash Bins and its Chameleon siblings fit perfectly.

DeepStream Designs' Nautique Recycling and Trash Bins with a rugged weatherproof inner bin inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" UV resistant polypropylene lid
DeepStream Designs’ Nautique Recycling and Trash Bins with a rugged weatherproof inner bin inside a stainless steel frame. Equipped with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ UV resistant polypropylene lid

Nautique receptacles are manufacture with high quality materials. Sustainable design principles are followed, and as a result, all material is from recycled sources and is itself recyclable .  The Nautique will stand up beautifully to the harshest environmental conditions:

  • Passivated 304 stainless steel frame and leveling feet.
  • Choose a replaceable recycled 24-gallon recycled LLDPE bin to withstand up to 16 years in the tropical sun.
  • A 316 stainless steel lid withstands cigarettes to ensure the right combinations of looks and function for all uses.

Companion Chameleon Bins

The companion to the Nautique Recycling and Trash Bins, the Chameleon is a Designer’s Dream!  Like its namesake, the Chameleon trash, bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out.

Inside the protective stainless steel frame the Chameleon trash bin has a fire-proof galvanized steel or aluminum graphics shell. The shell contains a 13-gallon light recycled LLDPE plastic rubbish bin.

You choose the material and we wrap the shell. Select from any of our stock materials or a graphic materials of your choice.  Graphics are easil to change when your design needs change.

DeepStream Designs' Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame with adjustable feet housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9" Kydex lid
DeepStream Designs’ Chameleon Modern Recycling and Trash Receptacles with Tree aluminum graphics inside a stainless steel frame. fitted with adjustable feet and housing a leak proof removable recycled plastic liner with a 9″ Kydex lid Trash Receptacle

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Adaptation: Trash and Recycling Bin Weatherproof Cover

Adaptation, a hallmark of our Sustainable Design philosophy is reflected in the modular design of our products.  Why throw away and replace when you can adapt?

Adaptation, a key component of Sustainable Design embraced by Deepstream is the ability of our products to adapt. Adaptive Design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design.

The adaptive cover below was created for a school in California. the school was committed to recycling but also home to feisty squirrels that rummaged their bins. The result, a “weatherproof ” critter cover.

An example of adaptation, Recycling Receptacle and Trash Bin weatherproof cover crafted in 316 stainless steel by DeepStream keeps rain and animals out shown closed
Recycling Receptacle and Trash Bin cover crafted in 316 stainless steel by DeepStream keeps rain and animals out

If your top loading Audubon modern DeepStream recycling receptacle or trash bin is outside and you have raccoons, you might want to adapt your cover and lid with a low-profile slot and hasp for a lock. This also works if your neighbors are using your bin.

DeepStream builds every product as if application is in a coastal environment near salt water or out in the rain. This adaptive flap is constructed from 18-gauge 316 stainless steel whereas the lid is 16-gauge 316 stainless steel.

Adaptation, a Recycling Receptacle and Trash Bin cover crafted in 316 stainless steel by DeepStream keeps rain and animals out shown open
Recycling Receptacle and Trash Bin cover crafted in 316 stainless steel by DeepStream keeps rain and animals out

The hinged design is simple and robust, just like our bins. the low profile stainless steel piano hinge attaches to the lid with flush fasteners. A template makes it easy to adapt your existing lid with a drill and a screwdriver.

Adaptation, a DeepStream modern wood multi stream recycling bin with open weatherproof cover open outside at a school
DeepStream modern wood multi stream recycling bin with weatherproof cover

The 18-8 stainless steel handle has a standard distance between mounting holes. Should it be damaged it can be replaced at cost, as can any individual piece, through DeepStream’s Core Replacement Program. You may also customized your handles when ordering or buy a substitute wherever kitchen hardware is sold.

Adaptation, a DeepStream modern wood multi stream recycling bin with weatherproof cover open outside at a school
DeepStream modern wood multi stream recycling bin with weatherproof cover

The only compromise we have found in this design adaptation is that simple care needs to be taken when opening the lid to replace the bags that line the inner bins. However, it is an intuitive maneuver to open the lid with one hand while holding and gently lowering the cover with the other hand.

Of course the cover also works well to keep out heavy rains and snow. 

A outdoor modern combination trash bin and recycling receptacle with a weatherproof lid shown with a lot of snow on top and all around
Modern combination trash bin and recycling receptacle with a weatherproof lid