Blue is the new green!  If you’re hosting an event, recycling is a great way to keep it clean and green. The IRC can provide portable, beverage container recycling bins and food waste composting bins for your special occasion. More information on how to run a public space recycling program can be found here: 

IRC’s ‘Recycle on the Go’ Guide

Keep America Beautiful’s Public Space Recycling Resources



Step 1. Read the rental policies below.

Step 2. Email before reserving your bins to ensure they are available and schedule a pickup / drop off time for the bins at IRC office – 708 E Michigan St. Indianapolis IN.  *Renter is in charge of transporting bins to and from event.*

Step 3. Click here to reserve bins!

Step 4. Take pictures at your event and record # of bags recycled and email them to IRC so we can track the impact of our program!



Bins – IRC Member Rate: Organizational members of the IRC ($100 annual membership and above) can use bins for up to 3 events each year for free. Beyond 3 events, members pay $5/bin.
Bins – Non-Member Rate: $5/bin (minimum charge of $25.00).   

Bags: First 5 recycling/compostable bags FREE. Additional bags 50 cents each.

Signs: We have a limited amount of signage and frames you may also utilize for your event!





Recycling Bins – 50
Compost Bins – 15
Trash Bins – 4

Bins must be returned by Wednesday of the following week unless other arrangements have been made.  A $25/bin weekly late fee will be charged for unreturned bins.  If the bins are never returned to the IRC, the credit card on file will be charged $100/bin.


IRC’s public space recycling work is made possible by generous support from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation.

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Special thanks to Petoskey Plastics and BioBag for their generous support of the IRC’s Lend-a-Bin program!

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