Your Direct Source for Customizable Recycling Bins & Waste Containers

Celebrating 30 Years in Recycling.

About Us

Who are we? We’re an innovative, passionate, knowledgeable group of individuals who treat our clients and each other with respect and enthusiasm. We’re a company who thinks about the environment every day and designs, recommends and customizes waste and recycling solutions for collection programs across all industries. We’re dedicated to our philanthropic efforts and activities on and off the company clock. Every day we try our best to say ‘thank you’ to our colleagues and customers, while sharing a laugh too, that’s just who WE are!

To support everyone who cares about waste diversion with leading edge products and services that maximize the quantity and quality of their recycling program.
First Curbside Recycling Container


The first curbside recycling program was implemented in Kitchener, ON. Craig Busch, then a student at York University in Toronto, ON recognized the program could be improved.

Busch Systems is Born


Busch Systems was born! Craig came to market with a lighter, more durable recycling bin and an inaugural order of 100,000 bins from the City of Hamilton, ON set our company on its way.

New Recycling Containers Begin


With Busch Systems now supplying half of the Blue Boxes used in Canada and having success in the U.S, our company begins to design more new containers most of which are still in the product line today!

Busch Systems Forms Manufacturing Plant


Busch Systems forms its own manufacturing plant which assures quality and quick turn-around for custom orders.

Busch Systems Moves to Saunders Road, Barrie, ON Canada


Growing again, the team moves into a larger space on Saunders Road, Barrie, ON…good thing there are always bins around to help pack!

Waste Watcher Station is Born


The Waste Watcher station first goes on to market! Still our best-selling station, this product took the market by storm.

Busch Buccaneers Dragon Boat Team


Busch Buccaneers First Dragon Boat Race! Paddling for fun and charity is an annual event for us.

Busch Moves Again to Rawson Ave, Barrie, ON Canada


Busch Systems International moves to a new, larger location while still keeping business roots in Barrie, ON.

Busch Systems installs a Green Wall


The 'Green Wall' is installed. With an eye to removing toxins from the work environment while adding natural beauty, this feature is the showpiece of our office and is enjoyed by all our staff!

Release of the Aristata Series


Release of the 'Aristata Series' as a surprising departure from molded containers and an exciting first step into designer collections.

Busch Systems Celebrates 30 years


Busch Systems International celebrates its 30th Anniversary!

Developing New and Innovative Products


We are working hard right now to develop new and innovative products that will surely knock your socks off.

Busch Systems installs a Green Wall


The introduction of the Evolve series shows the desire to remain the most innovative Recycling & Waste container manufacturer.

Release of the Aristata Series


Container standardization and energy efficient lighting are just a few of the many sustainability goals set to help further improve our carbon footprint! See our Sustainability Progress Report for more information.

Busch Buccaneers Dragon Boat Team


We developed the Resource Center as the world's first Collection Analytics Software being offered for free to help everyone Recycle Better, Together.

city series


Pave a new path in your outdoor sustainability goals with the newly launched Sustainable City series!

Busch Buccaneers Dragon Boat Team


Announced the launch of the new give-back initiative Project RISE

city series


Introduced products with 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Content



Our brand new warehouse space is a hub of activity and has allowed us to improve our logistics with streamlined inventory and shipping systems.



We became a responsible Living Wage Employer as we are committed to making sure our employees are paid fairly for the region we work in.



We have reached the exciting milestone of becoming a Certified B Corporation™!



We have made another investment in our employees by launching our Profit-Sharing Plan. Available to all employees, this program is truly one of a kind!



Introduced The Renegade, our largest outdoor capacity container made entirely of Post-Consumer Recycled Content.



Busch Systems is proud to be recognized for exemplifying excellence in our employee focus & development as winners of Employer of the Year, awarded by the Barrie Chamber of Commerce.



We are proud to announce our partnership with CarbonGraph, mapping and sharing the carbon footprint of our products!

mosaic series


The innovation continues with the introduction of the Mosaic Series. Signage takes center stage with this new versatile modular recycling and waste station.



Busch Systems joins the Social Recycling Movement and launches partnership with Plastic Bank to stop the equivalent of 2.2 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean this year!

Don't just takeour word for it

By promoting the city’s 2010 upgrade to single-stream recycling Busch Systems recycling containers are helping Ann Arbor reach a goal of a citywide 60% waste diversion rate by 2012.

- Ann Arbor Michigan



Every day, we make eco-conscious choices in our products and business practices to lessen our environmental impact.  We recognize that by constantly striving to reach a higher standard of sustainability, we can encourage our colleagues, suppliers and clients to do the same. Visit our Sustainability page to see what our annual environmental goals are and how we plan to accomplish them!

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Giving Back

Giving back to local, national and international charities is incredibly important to everyone here at Busch Systems. We live in a big city with a small town feel and it’s highly reflective of the characters and personalities present at our Busch Systems headquarters. It seems as if once a week we’re hosting an event to raise money for a good cause. Whether it be ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, Breast Cancer Awareness, Movember, Run’s for the Cure etc. we’re pouring our hearts into supporting it and promoting it.

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