The Elemental Wide Commercial Recycling container is a vision of simplicity with its elegantly rectangular shape with slightly rounded edges. With this fiberglass container you can choose from two style of lids marked for recycling and trash with or without the center paper slot.
This commercial recycling container is optimized for outdoor use but great for indoors as well. Each fiberglass container is made to exacting standards out of lightweight yet durable fiberglass structure finished in a variety of metals that will age gracefully over time and develop a soft patina.
Standard in-stock finishes for our fiberglass containers are Black Matte (Zinc), Bronze or Copper. Our commercial recycling containers are also available in custom metal finishes including Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Brass; can also be matched to any existing color in Matte or Glossy finishes. *Please allow up to 12 weeks' lead time for Custom colors and finishes for your fiberglass container.
How they will age over time: Copper, Matte Black, Bronze, Brass, Cast Iron, and Stainless Steel metal finishes are all optimized for outdoor use and will age naturally over time. Certain factors of climate can affect the degree of change, for example geographic areas with higher salinity will accelerate the patina of the bronze and copper finishes. Matte Black and Stainless Steel will become more matte over time.
Glossy custom color finishes are recommended for indoor or covered outdoor use to maintain their hue. Prolonged UV exposure will fade darker colors over time; Lighter colors maintain longer but may still fade as well.
Drainage: For outdoor use it is sometimes necessary to drill drainage holes. In most cases, three holes are more than sufficient, with diameters from 0.25" to 0.5" inches wide. Any standard drill bit may be used simply space the necessary holes evenly around the bottom of the container. For indoor use, no holes or exterior saucers are necessary. For indoors, it is recommended using a container with a plastic saucer within the fiberglass planter.