Sustainable Campus Solutions

With over twenty years of partnering with customers in education: higher ed, K-12, and others, Max-R is ready to deliver. Our waste and recycling bins will meet your aesthetic needs, functional requirements, and are tailored to help you achieve your goals.

Our experienced sales team are experts in the industry. In addition to meeting your sustainability objectives, they’ll help you optimize bin placement and avoid common mistakes to ensure that your bins meet your serviceability needs.

found on over 1,100 campuses across the untied states
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Partners in Sustainability

Max-R doesn’t just sell custom waste and recycling bins. We partner with schools to build successful sustainability programs.

Whether you’re looking to increase your waste diversion rates, establish a new recycling program, or add sustainably built furnishings to your campus, we’ll work with you to customize a bin to meet all of your unique needs.

Share Your Sustainability Story

Our Bins and Site Furnishings are Made from Recycled Plastic Lumber.

How many milk jugs will you save around campus?
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Every furnishing tells its sustainability journey from concept to completion; show off your story!

Featured Education Solutions

Specialty Bins



Roll-Out Cart Enclosures


Cardboard Recyclers


Pizza Box Recyclers

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Reusable To-Go Container Specialty Bin

Reduce Food Waste

With organic waste collection on the rise, consider a specialized receptacle utilizing our Innovat•R® Bins for reusable food containers to prevent unnecessary waste.

Accomplishing our waste diversion goals is dependent on quality infrastructure and educational initiatives. The Max-R multi-bin sets not only do this, but provide a branded story consistent with our mission and goals. Since their arrival, they have helped us jump from 29% to 55% in waste diverted from the landfill.

Riley Smith
Head of Sustainability, Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Mary's College Oxford Collection Bin with headerboard and interchangeable tops

Customize Your Bins

Choose a Collection. Choose Your Options. Make It Yours.

Experience Customization Made Easy® with Max-R bins. Start with one of our nine signature collections and walk through our customization options to create your ideal waste and recycle solution for outdoor or indoor applications.

Coordinated Outdoor Furniture

modern campus furniture solutions

Introducing commercial grade furniture from Sister Bay, made from the same sustainable material that makes up Max-R Lumber™—milk jugs! Explore an expanded line of beautiful, outdoor furniture including benches, dining tables, chairs, lounge chairs and more!

Commercial-Grade Quality

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All Weather
Solid core recycled plastic material can be left outdoors all year.
Aluminum Frame
Additional aluminum supports on all tables and deep seating for longevity.

316 Marine Grade Hardware
Stainless steel hardware fastens furniture together for peak outdoor usage.

Surface Area
Solid frame has more surface area with ground/floor, making it difficult to get tossed around by sudden gusts of wind.

don't get blown away

There’s no other comparison—the all-weather recycled plastic lumber is solid and has some mass to it. In addition to the aluminum supports and marine-grade 316 stainless hardware, our furniture is both aesthetically pleasing, structurally sound, and won’t get whipped around.

We were looking to enhance our exterior space and provide students with a relaxing spot and ADA areas outdoors. [Max-R] could take our specs, provide a layout and then assist with recommendations to what furniture would be best in the space. We were also provided with fabric samples in very short order, which made our decision easier.​

Frank W. Bartlett
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Laguna ADA Dining Tables with Maywood Side Chairs; Hudson Modular Deep Seating Lounge Chairs (Gray)
Case Studies

you're in good company with these partnerships

Waste Audit Checklist

Ready to align sustainability within your mission? Uncover additional recycling opportunities on your campus with the help of our detailed Waste Audit Checklist.


Choose an online catalog to browse our collections of waste & recycling bins, site furnishings as well as our line of furniture through our Sister Bay Furniture brand.

Prefer a hard copy version? Contact us and we’ll drop one in the mail for you.

Site Furnishings

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Outdoor Furniture

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Return to School Solutions


Talk to the Experts

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to procuring effective centralized recycling, creating outdoor gathering spaces, or a successful return-to-school strategy. With your vision and our proven education expertise we’re confident we can exceed your goals.

Garrett Larsen
Regional Sales Manager
Jaden Thomas
Jaden Thomas
Education Sales Specialist
Garett Buchholz
Education Market Specialist

Call us 1 (855) 204-3560 to consult on your next sustainability project.

Additional Resources

tips • hacks • trends • best practices

Read the latest education-centric posts from Max-R’s resident sustainability experts.

Roger Guzowski

Sustainability at Student Orientation

Orientation for new college & university students is almost here. Whether your orientation is a weekend or an entire week, it can be an important but tricky opportunity. At many schools you have every member of the incoming class concentrated into a handful of events or even a single event. If you can get into that event, or events, it provides a tremendous opportunity to access and convey information to the entire incoming student body.

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Roger Guzowski

Know Your Campus, Part 3

For part 3 of this “Know Your Campus” series, I am going to focus on location. Some folks in real estate are fond of suggesting that location is everything. I wouldn’t go that far, but location can have a profound impact on how you manage your recycling and sustainability programs. In terms of location, I would suggest there are 3 main categories of schools: Urban campuses, Semi-urban/suburban campuses, Rural campuses

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Roger Guzowski

Know Your Campus, Part 2

For this part 2, I am focusing on some of the differences between public and private schools. Every school has a complicated mix of funding sources, a lot of which I am going to gloss over (consider this the intro 100-level version). For those of you who are recent students making the transition to coordinator or who are folks new to working with schools, I am hoping this overview helps.

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Define the Scope

The scope of your project is main objective you are looking to solve for your space and your sustainability goals. Determine where Oxford receptacles need to be placed for optimal use.

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