Public Thread's Recycling Tote is a brand new product ready to help individuals, municipalities and organizations keep their recycling materials organized, out of the way and easy to handle. Designed and made from upcycled Billboards, and sporting some unique features, we designed this bag to offer a circular economy approach to the collection of household recycling. This bag assists with reducing single use plastic, allows for a larger amount of materials to be collected at a time, and each one is unique to being a different cut of the billboard. Each bag can hold 3,500 cubic inches of recyclables.

  • Crafted from upcycled billboards
  • We offer custom tagging & labeling for an additional fee.
  • One 48' x 14' billboard makes ~70 bags.
  • We offer two standard round styles - standard, and a small size.


Impact & Opportunity  

Reclaimed Vinyl

Durable upcycled material for prolonged product life

Ease of Use

Reusable tote with convenient easy empty bottom handle

Easy to Clean

Vinyl material easily wipes down to remove food residue 

Educate & Engage 

Easily pair with the Betterbin app for all your local recycling guidelines 

Waste Diversion 

10,000 bags would divert 5 tons of material from going into the landfill 

Job Creation

Each ton of textile waste diverted equals one living wage job created


Bag Details

Quick Details:
•Pairs with the free Betterbin recycling app
• Crafted from upcycled billboard vinyl
• Unique bottom handle for easy emptying
• Extended bag height to hold bulker recycling 
• Two grab handles for easy transport 
•  Vinyl material easily wipes down to remove food residue


So How Does This All Work

We'll need the following information to get started:

  • Identify how many households you would like to offer this bag to within your community.
  • Do you want custom straps or black straps?
  • Use the contact form below and include all the information requested along with any other questions you might have.
  •  Provide us with the name of your MRF or recycling processor so we can ascertain local recycling guidelines. 

A couple quick notes on Timing & Payment:

Production schedules vary, so we will work with you to ensure we can design and make your bags on time. Please note that depending on the quantity of bags needed and the design or customizations, plan on around 8-10 weeks is standard for production of these totes. If customization options are chosen this can increase the time. All timelines will be communicated in advance. We require half of the cost for the production run up front in order to start. The remaining balance is due upon pick up/delivery of products. If other arrangements need to be made, just let us know!



  • Minimum order for batch quantity is 250 units. 
  • On average we can get ~70 standard recycling totes out of one billboard
  • Please contact us via the email form below for all orders. Please include the order quantities you are looking for along with any other questions. 

Tagging & Label Options

All products made by Public Thread come with a Public Thread tag sewn into it, as well as an informational hang tag about what Public Thread does, and what materials are included in the product.  

Co-Branding or Private Label Tags:
For an additional fee, we can work with you to design a custom co-branded or private label tag screen printed for you in one color. This can be done with the Public Thread logo or only your logo on it.
These are typically sewn onto each bag during production.

Cost: (for Screen printed tags that are co-branded or only your logo) $50 set up fee plus $2.20/sheet 

For an order of 1,000+ units we also offer a woven co-branded tag to be produced at an additional fee.

Cost: TBD based on colors, size and shipping

Recycling Bag Examples