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Sustainable Design creating Recycling & Trash Bins

DeepStream Designs’ mission is to provide alternative products with a timeless design that are engineered and constructed so that they will endure for generations, reducing the impact on the earth’s resources, and providing the lowest cost of ownership over time.

We are philosophically opposed to building cheap products that will be thrown away in a couple of years, or will end up costing our customers more over time.

Sustainable design principles run deep at DeepStream Designs’ and help to create Recycling and Trash Bins that met these criteria while helping business strengthen their brands image and customer relationship experience by placing artful recycling and trash bin into more prominate locations .

Longevity: Classic modern design, engineered for the lowest lifecycle cost of any recycling or trash bin, never goes out of style.  DeepStreams’ attractive bins are not an expense, they are an investment in y0ur brand image underwritten by a reduction in your maintenance budget and long term capital depreciation costs.  Replaceable parts make them last virtually forever and make updating the look as easy as sliding in new decorative panels.

Modular Frame Design:  DeepStream’s proprietary marine-anodized Audubon frame system allows recycling and trash bins to be constructed without welds that break, and makes replacing parts in the field by untrained maintenance workers quick work with a screwdriver and an Allen key should they inadvertently become damaged.

Modular design, custom stainless steel lids and engraved labels means that recycling bins can be made for single to quad-stream use and meet any recycling regulations in your area.

Whether recycling or trash bin, top loading or side access, all bins are made with a sanitary grid, in place of the normal floor pan, to support leak-proof commercial grade recycled plastic inner liners, so there is nothing to leak or catch waste, thus preventing pest infestations.

Side panels can be created of virtually any material which is less than ½” thick, even fabric or photographs.  Thicker material can be used if the edge can be routed, even stone.  This allows recycling to be integrated seamlessly into more areas of your property, camouflaging bins or even bringing greater attention to them.  Directional signage and employee changeable messages or graphics are easily accommodated.  Each panel can be made from different materials, allowing for low-cost panels to be used for backs and sides that will not be viewed when the bin is in place.

Materials:  The materials used in our designs (marine-anodized aluminum, stainless steel and HDPE) allow for use in salty, wet marine environments, and all are easily recyclable.  Commercial-grade interior bins are replaceable and are themselves made with recycled plastic.

While almost any material can be used for the decorative side panels, DeepStream works with clients to choose materials appropriate for the environmental conditions in which the bins will be placed.  There are many materials to choose from, including recycled resin panels made by 3Form and other companies that use natural and recycled materials as design components.

 

Our heavy-duty construction even allows the use of wood panels in bins placed outside as the frame components contain and direct the incredible differential forces wood creates when it expands and contracts in the rain and sun, delivering decades of attractive service.  Wood that is bolted or screwed together will tear itself apart in time as each piece expands and contacts at different rates, because they come from different trees and parts of trees.

Lids and hinges are constructed from 16-gauge stainless steel to provide for decades of service.  Lids are supplied with a random orbital finish that hides scratches and can be refinished in the field in just minutes, providing for decades of flawless service.

Customization:  Easily replaceable panels prevent design obsolescence by ensuring that your bins can be updated in the future.  Modular design means that recycling and trash bins use replaceable panels that are perfect for your project, property, or brand. Inexpensive panels can be used on sides that will not be seen when put in place to minimize materials costs.

 

Construction:  DeepStream products are manufactured by American craftsmen, using yacht-building techniques and materials without welding. This allows damaged pieces to be replaced at the manufacturer’s direct cost via our unique “Core Replacement Program.” Proprietary dielectric paste prevents the stainless steel fasteners from seizing in the aluminum legs for decades of replacement access. Proprietary copper treatment of any closed holes in the wood further enhances the tropical hardwood’s natural qualities to prevent wood rot for decades.

 

Isolation:  Our HDPE plastic feet prevent contact between the legs and the ground or standing water, preventing galvanic deterioration of the finish. Marine-anodized 6063 aircraft aluminum, 5086 marine aluminum, and 18-8 stainless steel fasteners will perform for decades while assembly using proprietary anti-galvanic dielectric paste ensures that components can be replaced easily for years to come while protecting the metal finish.

Value:  DeepStream sells direct with pricing based on volume and has very low overhead. This allows us to use the best materials and pay a living wage to American craftsmen, while ensuring that our customer is getting the lowest lifecycle cost for their project and the planet.

Green:  DeepStream is committed to doing its part to save the planet by using recycled or easily recyclable materials. Our engineering and materials selections ensure that the products will last as long as possible, breaking the “throw-away” cycle, and protecting the earth’s resources. For each recycler we build, we plant 100 trees. For every garden planter we build, even if it is from plastic lumber made from recycled milk bottles, we plant 50 trees in our customer’s name through Trees for the Future (www.plant-trees.org).

Wood and Aluminum Bench

DeepStream’s Mariner Bench uses the principles of sustainable design and ergonomics to create this comfortable, rugged bench. Its looks complement the Mariner garden planters, or it stands out on its own.

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DeepStream’s bench uses the same rugged construction and carries the same Lifetime Structural Warranty as Mariner planters.

Replaceable, non-marking HDPE feet prevent damage to decks and floors, while ensuring the galvanic isolation of the marine-anodized aluminum legs, which ensures the longevity of the finish.

Each part is replaceable, and the wooden slats can be quickly and easily removed for refinishing.

4-foot bench shown, custom sizes available.

Wooden Garden Planters: 7 years after

While wood-on-wood planter construction will last 3 to 5 years, DeepStream’s Mariner garden planters are engineered to last for decades, giving the lowest cost of ownership over time, and are backed with a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

If your ownership or responsibility for the building where planters will be placed will last more than five years, give serious consideration as to what it will mean in terms of cost and disruption to go back and replace or repair planters, especially on rooftops and balconies, every 3 – 5 years.

The Mariner test planter shown below, with only an initial waterproofing at our workshop, has been exposed to the Miami sun and rain for with no maintenance for seven years.Image

The same planter shown below after sanding .014″ off the face of the planks and re-waterproofing and wiping down the proprietary marine-anodized legs with mineral spirits.

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Wood-on-wood planter construction uses carpentry techniques that fasten wood to wood, and planters tear themselves apart with the expansive forces that wood exerts through repeated wet and dry cycles.

Why? Each wooden plank is cut from a different part of the tree or even different trees. This means each plank has its own differential rate of expansion and warping when wetted. This makes dimensional stability using standard wood-on-wood construction in two dimensions impossible to maintain over time, and shipbuilding techniques and maintenance are far too costly for planter construction. In addition, most wood planters lack adequate isolation from the soil and the deck or sidewalk, which promotes fresh water rot.

For centuries, wood dowels have been inserted into holes drilled into rock, then soaked with water. The expansion force of the wood is thus harnessed to crack blocks off marble and granite for construction, even though the blocks are hundreds of times thicker than the thin wooden dowel.

DeepStream uses proprietary marine anodized legs and stainless steel fasteners to clamp the wood and direct the expansionary so that the wood can expand and contract at different rates without affecting the planter’s structural integrity.  The commercial grade rigid plastic liners, mounted on an independent aluminum frame, contain the soil and prevent contact between the soil and the wood.

Aluminum legs are protected and galvanically isolated from a wet deck by using plastic, HDPE, feet.  Even stainless steel fasteners are galvanically isolated by using a proprietary dielectric paste so that they may be removed easily years later to replace parts or refinish the planter easily as shown in the before and after pictures below of a 7-year-old planter that only had the original coat of factory waterproofing and no maintenance.  This “fresh” look was achieved by sanding off just.014” of the planks exterior.

Comparison of planks after sanding and before waterproofing shown below.

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The near flawless proprietary marine anodized leg, show below, after cleaning with mineral spirits.   Disassembly for sanding was easy thanks to the proprietary dielectric paste used to prevent corrosion between the stainless steel fasteners and the aluminum leg.

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New Modern Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can

If you want a classically proportioned, simple, rugged, no-frills modern design that will give years of service in extreme environmental conditions, order the Nautique model with its straightforward 24-gallon bin made with recyclable HDPE with double the UV life expectancy of 15 years.

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel frame, feet, and lid mean all parts are easily recyclable.

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Nautique: New Recycling Bin or Trash Can shown with bin lid and 24 gallon HDPE bin with superior UV protection

Nautique Recycling Bin or Trash Can by DeepStreamDesign.com

Passivated 304 Stainless Steel Frame, Lid and feet combine with a 24 gallon UV resistant HDPE bin

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Details of DeepStream’s stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

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Indoors or out, rectangular or round, DeepStream’s new Empire Collection makes the mundane magnificent!

A Designer’s Dream! Like its namesake, our Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.  DeepStream can wrap your graphics shell with any of our stock graphic materials, or use the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin with ChopStix snakwood and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Puzzel design with mahogany and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in CrossSwau design with blond wood and silver

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Audubon Double Trash and Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and museum lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in ChopStix design with snakewood and silver with stainless steel frame and stainless steel museum lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with Mahogany and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in CrossSway design with blond wood and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

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Chameleon Trash or Recycling Bin shown in Tree design with Ipe and silver with stainless steel frame and bin lid

Chameleon Trash & Recycling Bin

A Designer’s Dream!  Like its namesake, DeepStream Designs Chameleon trash, recycling, or towel bin can change its decorative skin to blend in or stand out in any environment with an infinite variety of looks.

We can wrap our graphics shell with any of our stock materials or the flexible graphic materials of your choice, or you can do it yourself.  Order the Industrial Chic model with its 24-gallon bin for a classic modern minimalist design for the most rugged or sophisticated locations.

There is a perfect model for hotels, office building, restaurants, loft space, art galleries, commercial businesses, and even outdoors.

Nice Modern Trash & Recycling Bins

Outer frame fabricated from 5/16” welded 304 stainless steel rod and flatbar with leveling feet.

Stainless Steel Trash Bin Frame by DeepStream Design

Details of DeepStreams stainless steel Chameleon frame and feet

Lids with 9″ or 12″ diameter openings are thermoformed from a tough proprietary plastic similar to the plastic trays on the back of airplane seats and meets UL-94H fire specifications.

The Shoji Trash Bin has six horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding a graphics shell which encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in Mirroflex Celtic Weave in Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

Nice Modern Trash Bin with the stainless steel Shoji frame by DeepStream Design

The Diminimis Trash Bin has four horizontal stainless steel rings surrounding the graphics shell which also encloses a 14-gallon rigid bin liner molded from 100% post-industrial LLDPE. Shown in 3M Di-NOC Bubinga Wood

Nice Modern Trash Bin by DeepStreamDesign.com

Industrial Chic Trash Bin uses either stainless steel frame or lid but the Graphics Shell is replaced with an industrial tough 3/16” thick 24-gallon bin molded from proprietary granite-look HDPE in 3 colors which doubles as the decorative shell.

To view other material options go to: http://www.DeepStreamDesigns.com

Modern Recycling Bins constructed using the principals of Sustainable Design

Here are two 3Form natural materials, Seagrass and Harvest with an Ivory backer, that DeepStream Designs made into outdoor recycling bins.

These bins will be going into a parking garage in Houston and are complete with passivated SS 16 Gauge Stainless Steel lids.   At our clients request they have been fitted with Smokers Stations by us at a cost lower than they could buy the Smokers Stations by themselves.

All materials used in the construction are recycled or recyclable and the individual pieces can easily be replaced should they ever be damaged or the client want to change their design!

Dual Stream 3Form Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs

Outdoor Recycling Bin by DeepStream Designs with passivated stainless steel lid and Smokers Station

3Form dual stream outdoor recycling bin by DeepStream with passivated stainless steel lid

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