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Antimicrobial Recycle & Trash Receptacles

Proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria* in two hours or less.

With each and every interaction throughout the day, the products we use can be exposed to harmful bacteria.
Stop bacteria growth on your recycling & waste stations with 24/7 antimicrobial protection that keeps your receptacles 99.9% cleaner than unprotected surfaces.


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Do your part to combat infectious bacteria*

Introducing a new, solid antimicrobial copper alloy solution that kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours, and continues to kill more than 99.9% of bacteria* even after repeated contamination.

Bacteria can double every 20 minutes on unprotected surfaces, but Busch Systems recycling & waste stations, made with CuVerro Shield™ protection by Aereus Technologies, work to continuously fight off microbes and protect the hardware, your patrons and your staff!

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24/7 protection against harmful bacteria*

Busch Systems recycling & waste stations, made with CuVerro Shield™ protection, work around the clock to protect the hardware your team and patrons use everyday. The antimicrobial coating is incorporated into the finish during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. CuVerro Shield™ will last for the lifetime of the hardware finish.


Why choose antimicrobial recycling & waste bins from Busch Systems?

We’ve been building exceptional Recycling & Waste management programs for over 35 years and we’re always excited to find new partners to help serve our customers better. Busch Systems containers with CuVerro® bactericidal copper surfaces by Aereus Technologies represent the first class of solid-surface EPA-registered recycle & trash bin lids that actively and continuously kill bacteria* 24 hours a day.


Our bins can be completely personalized to help amplify & standardize your message.


EPA Registered and verified by independent peer-reviewed research. Our Antimicrobial copper lids kill 99% of bacteria* and work 24/7.


Our products are sustainably manufactured, packed, and shipped from our backyard to yours.

Protect your staff & patrons

A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists found SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19 [the disease]) remains “active” on plastic for 2-3 days, but has a half-life of only 46 minutes on copper alloy surfaces (van Doremalen, Neeltje et al., 2020).**

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Popular Receptacles with Antimicrobial Lids

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Spectrum 1035358

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Spectrum 105356

Spectrum 105355

Spectrum 105354

Spectrum 105352

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FAQ’s About Antimicrobial Recycling & Waste Bins

What is the definition of antimicrobial?

An antimicrobial is a substance that acts to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and suppresses microorganism reproduction. This provides an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as bacteria that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.

Which Busch Systems containers have antimicrobial technology?

CuVerro Shield™ protection by Aereus Technologies currently is available on select Spectrum Series products, but we’re working diligently to add this protection to other series’. Talk to your sales representative today for more information and the latest updates

How does the antimicrobial technology work with Busch Systems recycling & trash bins?

CuVerro Shield™ protection is incorporated into the finish of select Spectrum Series lids during our manufacturing process. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, CuVerro Shield™ protection penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts the cell, making the microorganism unable to grow and reproduce.

What benefit will our organization receive by upgrading our recycling & waste bins with antimicrobial technology?

CuVerro Shield™ protection by Aereus Technologies continuously prevents the uncontrolled growth of microbes that cause stains, odors and product degradation. CuVerro Shield™ protection makes the recycling & waste stations in your facility easier to clean and keeps them cleaner and fresher between cleanings.

What types of microorganisms does CuVerro Shield™ protect against?

CuVerro Shield™ antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria that cause stains, odors and product degradation. CuVerro Shield™ technology is not designed to protect users from disease causing microorganisms.

How do I know Busch Systems containers with CuVerro Shield™ technology are safe?

Consumer safety is a fundamental concern for us. The CuVerro Shield™ antimicrobials used in Busch Systems recycling and waste receptacles are approved by the US EPA and have a history of safe use in door hardware. Because CuVerro Shield™’s antimicrobial additives are built into our products themselves, using our products does not result in consumer exposures or transmission directly into the environment in the way that products like disinfectants or liquid antibacterial soaps do during use. Additionally, Busch Systems containers never contain triclosan or triclocarban.

How long do they work?

CuVerro Shield™ antimicrobial protection is incorporated to the finish of select Busch Systems products during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. The effectiveness of CuVerro Shield™ protection by Aereus Technologies is contingent on the life of the finish. If the finish is degraded in the future, the CuVerro Shield™ efficacy may be compromised.

CuVerro Shield™ protection by Aereus Technologies Public Health Claims

Based on EPA Registration, products coated with CuVerro can be marketed with the following public health claims:

Laboratory testing has shown that when cleaned regularly, this surface:

– Continuously reduces bacterial contamination, achieving 99.9% reduction within two hours of exposure, when cleaned regularly.
– Kills greater than 99.9% of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria within two hours of exposure.
– Delivers continuous and ongoing antibacterial action, remaining effective in killing greater than 99.9% of bacteria within two hours.
– Kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria within two hours, and continues to kill more than 99% of bacteria even after repeated contamination.
– Helps inhibit the buildup and growth of bacteria within two hours of exposure between routine cleaning and sanitizing steps.

CuVerro is proven effective against the following bacteria:

– E. coli O157:H7, a food-borne pathogen that has been associated with large-scale food recalls
– Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most virulent strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a common culprit of hospital- and community-acquired infections
– Staphylococcus aureus, the most common of all bacterial staphylococcus (i.e. staph) infections that can cause life-threatening diseases, including pneumonia and meningitis
– Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), an antibiotic-resistant organism responsible for 4% of all HAIs
– Enterobacter aerogenes, a pathogenic bacterium commonly found in hospitals that causes opportunistic skin infections and impacts other body tissues
– Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that infects the pulmonary tracts, urinary tracts, blood and skin of immunocompromised individuals

*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro® surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within two hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE). The use of CuVerro® bactericidal copper surfaces is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination. CuVerro® is a registered trademark of Wieland North America, Inc. and is used with permission. AE-0004-1809.

**While this research is promising, further testing will be required to support EPA-registered product label claims.

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