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: check out our ‘Recycle on the Go’ guide!




Step 1. Read the rental policies below.

Step 2. Email before reserving your bins to ensure they are available.

Step 3. Click here to reserve your bins!

Step 4. Email to schedule a time to pick up and drop off your bins at the IRC office (708 East Michigan St. Indianapolis, IN 46202)



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 a small fee of $5/bin.
Non-Member Rate: $5/bin (minimum charge of $25.00).   

Bags: The first 5 recycling/compostable bags FREE. Additional bags are 50 cents each.

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





You are responsible for returning bins. Bins must be returned by Wednesday of the following week unless previous 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.


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

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