Contacting the many government areas that provide recycling receptacles to residents who sign up for recycling services is effective. Other cities and counties provide waste receptacles through contractor services. For people who live in areas which don't provide this service or who need extra bins, some retail outfits sell them.
City-operated or privately run waste-management services usually provide recycling and waste bins to customers when they sign up for residential delivery. For example, the Orange County Florida government provides a set of recycling bins to anyone living in a residential home. Usually, the waste-management service delivers the receptacle to the customer, but sometimes customers have to pick up their own recycling containers. Contacting the city and initiating service makes recycling bins available.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has several different locations available to residents to pick up recycling bins, including at local recreational centers. Some cities provide recycling bins through the companies that run the waste and recycling services, such as Waste Management services in Sammamish, Washington. When cities and waste companies provide the recycling receptacles, the containers still belong to the city or company, not the resident.
For those who cannot get a recycling container through their local government or waste-disposal company, some retailers sell recycling containers. HomeDepot.com sells a variety of recycling containers. RecyclingBin.com specializes in selling different types of recycling containers as well.