Order a Bin

Rental bins on display.

Types of bins

We have three types of bins available to rent for University of Alberta events:

  • Rolling Cart
  • Metal Cage
  • Round Container

Use our chart to decide what type of bins you need for your U of A event:

Type of Waste Type of Bin Bin Sizes Rental Rate Per Bin
Mixed Paper

Brown or yellow rolling cart (32, 65 or 95 gallon)

Metal cage (use indoors only)

From 23 x 20 x 39" to 33 x 29 x 45"

4' x 4'

Recyclables Blue rolling cart (32, 65 or 95 gallon) From 23 x 20 x 39" to 33 x 29 x 45" $15
Organics Green rolling cart (65 gallon) 29 x 27 x 41" $15
Landfill Grey or black round container 22 x 28.5" $19

Important: Each bin comes with a label that lists acceptable materials. We provide bags for the landfill waste bins only. If we need to empty your bin during your event, you will be charged for another bin.

How many bins will you need?

If you are using reusable cups, plates and utensils, you will need one organics bin per 1,000 people.

If you are using recyclable beverage containers, plastic or paper cups, paper plates, or plastic utensils, you will need one organics bin and one recyclables bin per 500 people.

Order your indoor bins

Place an order for indoor bins by filling out the indoor bin rental form.

Order your outdoor bins

Place an order your outdoor recycle, organics or landfill waste bins when you book your outdoor event site.

Please place your bin order at least one week in advance.

Set up your bins

  • Group your bins together
  • Keep the lids consistent (all open or all closed)
  • Use the following order (to be consistent with other Zero Waste stations across campus):

Mixed Paper
Brown or Yellow



Grey or Black

Large temporary bins

For events or clean-outs that require larger temporary outdoor bins, please contact the Zero Waste Program Coordinator for bin types, sizes and quotes.

Did You Know?

The Daily Grind (located in the Students’ Union Building) uses compostable, disposable coffee cups and lids that can be placed into the organics bin on campus.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for most disposable cups and their lids. Please dispose of your coffee cups in the landfill bin unless you are certain your cup is compostable.

Sorting Waste at Your Event

Use our how-to guide to teach your guests how to use the Zero Waste station at your event!