Manufactured to very high standards to meet the capacity needs imposed by intense use, recycling bins for schools are larger than those for home use. The typical bins suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use reach a capacity of up to 140 litres each, are made of very durable materials and designed to ensure tidiness as well as efficiency. These bins customarily come in different colours and have a different type of aperture in accordance with the material they are created for (thin and rectangular for paper, circular for bottles and cans and so forth).
They can also come as wheelie bins, which is more convenient for easier emptying on a frequent basis. In that case they are usually differentiated by their body or lid colour and pedal operated (although there are many product variations). There are even bins for mixed recyclables, which can be placed in tighter spaces.