RAM’s Borrow-a-Bin program is a free program to check out recycling bins for events.
Do you need recycling bins for your next event like a graduation party, sports event or community festival? RAM has you covered with our Borrow-a-Bin program! These easy to transport durable clear stream event recycling bins are perfect to increase recycling. The clear bags and openings make it easy for people to recycle.clear_stream

How it works:
We have given grants of recycling bins to our members across the state for the public to have access to for free. This program makes it easy to have recycling bins at your next event. Bins can be checked out for free from one of our members located throughout the state. To check out the bins all you have to do is call and reserve them for your next event!

Locations and Contact Information:
Bins for RAM’s Borrow-a-Bin program can be checked out from the following locations:

Doug Lien, Tri-County Solid Waste, St. Cloud, MN 320-257-8608
75 ClearStream recycling bins & 5 ClearStream organics bins available
Colin Wittmer, Steele County, Owatonna, MN 507-444-7475
30 ClearStream recycling bins
Marcus Zbinden, Carver County, Chaska, MN
30 ClearStream recycling bins & 30 ClearStream organics bins available
Sharon Schriever, Olmstead County, Rochester, MN 507-328-7070
11 ClearStream recycling bins available
Mary McReynolds, St. Louis County, Virginia, MN
25 ClearStream recycling bins available
RAM, 2250 Wabash Ave., St. Paul, MN 651-641-4589
Please call for the most updated number of Bins available.

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*NOTE: bags are typically not included with the bins. Please plan to use your own trash/recycling bags. For organics collection, make sure the bags are BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certified.

For additional questions and information please contact us:

In addition to RAM’s Borrow-a-Bin program, there are several counties operating similar programs. To check out bins from these organizations, please contact them directly.
• Sarah Young, McLeod County, Hutchinson, MN
• Ramsey County, Maplewood, MN 651-266-1199 or
60 ClearStream recycling bins & 20 ClearStream organics bins available