There are many decisions when purchasing waste and recycling receptacles for a facility, whether it is a new facility or a remodel of an existing space.
Facility managers have many questions to ask themselves:
- Should the receptacle have a lid?
- If so, what kind of lid: Hood top, dome top, rain cap, ash and trash, flat top or multi-stream recycling lid?
- Is a step-on lid model right for the location?
- Should there be recycling receptacles?
- How durable does the receptacle need to be?
- Is it for indoor or outdoor use?
- How much waste will be generated in the area the receptacle is to be placed?
- How often will the receptacle be serviced?
Often the last thought is the look and design of waste and recycling receptacles.
It’s important to have a functional receptacle for your facility, but don’t overlook the branding and design element of trash cans.
Custom receptacles for both waste and recycling can add great value for facilities, especially retail locations, universities, stadiums and arenas, airports and other heavy traffic areas.
The value of branding is priceless.
Facilities with high customer traffic can greatly benefit from branding their company on their waste and recycling receptacles.
Active eyes are searching out a place to dispose of trash and recyclables, so you have a captive audience as they approach the receptacle.
Adding a logo or custom color that matches your brand creates an entirely different ambiance for your location.
Custom receptacles also create a unique look and feel for a venue.
Whether you are creating an upscale look or whimsical feel, custom receptacles can help achieve this goal as part of your interior and exterior design elements.
With thousands of choices in receptacles, a unique look can be achieved that will increase your brand’s value.
Starting In Stadiums
Ballparks and stadiums were some of the first to capitalize on custom logo receptacles, creating a polished look with their team’s logo on trash and recycling cans throughout the stadium.
M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, underwent a $35 million renovation in 2013, which included new waste and recycling receptacles for the upper and lower concourses of the stadium.
They chose custom logo receptacles in black and the custom color of Raven Purple to match their team colors.
“The look and feel of the entire concourse is extremely important, all the way down to the waste and recycling receptacles” says Roy Sommerhof, Baltimore Ravens vice president of Stadium Operations.
“We are promoting the brand of the Baltimore Ravens not only on game day to our fans, but throughout the year to guests of M&T Bank Stadium as they visit for events,” Sommerhof adds.
Amusement and entertainment venues have quickly caught on and trends show more locations purchasing logo trash and recycling receptacles to enhance their overall customer experience.
Logo receptacles are popular in these types of venues.
In addition to logo receptacles, custom can also mean a specific look, feel or size of receptacle for a facility.
Stainless steel receptacles can feel more polished and upscale than fiberglass models.
Brightly colored receptacles create a playful atmosphere, where more traditional black receptacles can blend in seamlessly to an environment.
Don’t overlook the value of the waste and recycling receptacles you choose.
Be sure to think through both the needed functionality as well as the look you want to create.