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Litter and Recycling Receptacles

30 Pine Street,
PA 15223,
United States of America

Forms+Surfaces offers a striking breadth of beautiful, durable, airport-friendly, eco-friendly and maintenance-friendly litter and recycling receptacles designed to meet the real-world, long-term challenges of airports and other busy transit centers.

Since its founding more than 45 years ago, the company has been at the forefront of material innovation, design leadership and advanced manufacturing technologies. Our distinctive receptacles have been chosen by dozens of international airports for their high durability and cutting-edge design.

Durable, maintenance-friendly litter and recycling receptacles

Forms+Surfaces’ litter and recycling receptacles have been developed with input from sanitation specialists in the toughest urban and transportation environments. Made with corrosion-resistant, eco-friendly stainless-steel and featuring Forms+Surfaces’ proprietary high-durability finishes, the company’s receptacles are attractive, durable, maintenance-friendly and constructed to ensure a long product lifecycle.

Three designs are especially well-suited for airports and other environments where ruggedness, ease of maintenance and efficient use of space are priorities.

The Transit receptacle provides an attractive and efficient all-in-one solution for public space litter collection and recycling.
Made from durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, Transit's space-saving design incorporates three separate openings and three independent internal compartments for conventional litter, paper and beverage containers.
Configuration of three 16gal Triad™ receptacles constructed of rugged stainless steel.
Top-opening Universal litter receptacle in Sandstone™ stainless steel with asymmetrical row embossures and black sand concrete base.
RS offers stylish and extremely durable seating optimized for public transit and other high-use environments; made from rugged die-cast aluminum, the system is based on a series of interchangeable components that attach to a single beam.

All-in-one litter collection and recycling system

Transit™ provides an attractive, efficient all-in-one solution for litter collection and recycling. Made from durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, Transit’s space-saving design incorporates three separate openings and independent internal compartments for conventional litter, paper and beverage containers.

  • Outer walls and access doors of stainless steel
  • Stainless-steel finishes and powdercoat colors
  • Large swing-out side access doors and quick-action latch ensure easy servicing
  • Three separate lid openings accommodate different waste streams
  • Standard lids are molded LLDPE polyethylene with a UL94HB fire rating, in three standard colors: black, blue and green
  • Optional cast-aluminum lids with a powdercoat finish are available for outdoor settings
  • Optional cast-aluminum rain covers available for use with cast-aluminum lids
  • Stainless-steel components have recycled content ranging from 70%-85%
  • All components including liners are fully recyclable

Modular litter and recycling receptacles

The Triad™ range provides a versatile modular solution for litter collection and recycling. Available in triangular and trapezoidal shapes, receptacles can be used alone or arranged together in attractive, geometric groupings. Triad’s à la carte approach makes it ideal for projects where varying types and quantities of waste/recycle streams must be accommodated.

  • Choice of shapes: 16gal triangular or 24gal trapezoidal
  • Outer walls and base of stainless steel with stainless-steel finishes and powdercoat colors
  • Lids have multiple configuration options, each to accommodate different types of waste: litter; paper, and bottles and cans; graphics indicate use for each
  • Stainless-steel components have recycled content ranging from 70%-85%
  • All components including liners are fully recyclable

Stainless-steel receptacles and planters

The Universal™ receptacle offers the beauty and performance of stainless steel in a comprehensive range of sizes and configurations. The group is based on a versatile system concept that offers numerous design and surface treatment options to meet diverse aesthetic and functional needs.

  • 100% stainless-steel round and square containers
  • Receptacles from 12gal to 45gal; planters from 30gal to 190gal
  • Receptacle configurations include litter; tray-top; litter and ash; ash-only; bottle and can recycling; newspaper recycling; and planters
  • Natural stainless-steel finishes or powdercoat colors
  • Optional perforations or embossures in a variety of sizes and patterns
  • Numerous lid styles in polyethylene, aluminum or stainless steel
  • Freestanding or surface mount; concrete bases optional

Airport installations: litter and recycling receptacles

Our receptacles are installed in airports around the world: Vancouver International Airport; Los Angeles International Airport; San Diego International Airport; San Francisco International Airport; Denver International Airport; Miami International Airport; Ft Lauderdale International Airport; Indianapolis International Airport; Newark Liberty International Airport; Portland International Airport; Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; Vancouver International Airport; John F Kennedy International Airport; Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; Akron-Canton Airport; Boise Airport; Salt Lake City International Airport; San Antonio International Airport; Des Moines International Airport; General Mitchell International Airport.

Aviation information display systems, seating, and security bollards

In addition to litter and recycling receptacles, the Forms+Surfaces product line includes seating, information display systems, security bollards, and a wide array of high-performance materials and surfaces ideal for diverse airport applications: walls, counter facings, columns, and elevator doors and interiors.


30 Pine Street
PA 15223
United States of America

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