Choosing the Right Receptacles for your Multi-Stream Program

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December 12, 2022

Choosing the Right Receptacles for your Multi-Stream Program

Looking to adopt a multi-stream waste and recycling program? Products from Commercial Zone are the right receptacles for the job.

Customers have grown to expect environmentally friendly practices from the businesses they choose to support. In fact, the majority of consumers are willing to pay more for a product or service that they feel impact the environment positively.

Single-stream waste disposal may be the simplest, but multi-stream waste and recycling programs are more sustainable. In a multi-stream configuration, a business offers separate receptacles for the landfill, recycling (can be split by material), and compost. Some states are even beginning to require multi-stream setups. Check out these five different product series from Commercial Zone that are perfect for multi-stream waste and recycling programs.


PolyTec™ Series

PolyTec Series receptacles can be configured to create hundreds of color, size, shape, and lid combinations. Decals can also be applied to receptacles to clearly communicate multi-stream goals. Different lid openings can reinforce these goals. Whether a two, three or four-bin system, PolyTec Series can keep customers compliant and businesses clean. PolyTec Series receptacles are easy to maintain, arrive fully assembled, and are constructed of 100% recyclable polyethylene.

Dual Coat

Parkview™ Series

The Parkview Series is built for extreme outdoor conditions. Made from durable steel, the Parkview Series has a long-lasting appearance and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This sophisticated, stylish series can elevate multi-stream configurations in parks, college campuses, amusement parks and more.

Looking for something even more durable? Parkview™ DualCoat is made for tough, outdoor conditions like extreme heat, cold, or saltwater spray near the coast. Parkview DualCoat is UV protected and the right receptacle for the job.


Precision™ Series

Simple yet sleek, Precision™ Series is constructed from rugged stainless steel. These modern receptacles are rust- and fire-resistant and are recommended for indoor use. At 25-gallon sizes, Precision Series receptacles are perfect for multi-stream programs that do not generate much waste. Add decals to communicate streams clearly to customers.


EarthCraft™ Series

A modern, modular design makes the EarthCraft™ Series a sophisticated solution for indoor and outdoor multi-stream waste and recycling setups. Available in 42 and 48-gallon capacities, EarthCraft containers are made from 100% recycled plastic lumber that is both durable and LEED-certified.


Islander™ Series

For gas stations and c-stores with pumps, the Islander Series™ offers multi-stream capabilities with an added amenity—a windshield service station. The Islander Series has been the most popular brand at the pump for more than 50 years (and for good reason). Islander containers are easy to clean and easy to understand when labeled using different decals for each stream.

Browse Commercial Zone products and learn more at Looking for guidance?  Call 800-782-7273 to chat with one of our experts and discover the best receptacles for your multi-stream trash and recycling program.