Repurpose trash bins!
Reuse Ideas for Trash Bins!
Waterproof bins make great outdoor storage containers, and the wheels come in handy for transport.
Storage Use for the Following:
Recreation Equipment: bats, balls, rackets, hockey sticks, tents, boat oars, toys etc.
Tools: rakes, tree trimmers, mops, brooms, buckets
Pet Supplies: food, bedding materials, kitty litter
Items Destined for Donation (clothing, toys, books - in bags)
Items Destined for Recycle Center (scrap metal, electronics, plastic bags...)
Bulk purchase items, etc....
Transform to Compost Bin or use for leaf/grass clippings or finished compost storage
Rain Barrels or irrigation water storage
Planters - especially deep root like potatoes
Mini fish pond
Use bins for Yard Waste.Trash barrels that are 45 gallons or less can be used for yard waste collection by labeling them with a Yard Waste Sticker! Stickers are available at the Main Cambridge Library 449 Broadway on the trash cart display at the main lobby, or from the Recycle Center office, or request a sticker here.
Arrange for Reuse through building materials donation centers, exchange websites, or social media. You may get more interest in towns that don’t have city provided bins such as Boston and Arlington; but neighbors may also want to take this opportunity to upgrade their yard waste bins or for some other use.
Boston Building Resources
Habitat for Humanity in West Roxbury 1580 VFW Parkway
If you need a change in your trash carts you can make a request to the city here. It may be busy - so have patience.
Cambridge Refuse Page: