Our city went to recycling a few years ago and dropped off a nice new maroon bin for us to sort our glass, aluminium and paper.
Turns out it was going to cost the city MORE for the new program, while at the same time they were laying off garbage sorters as homeowners were taking care of much of their duties.
I immediately got out the power saw and cut the bin into smaller pieces and put the pieces into the neighbor’s nice new maroon bin.
That was a waste - those bins are the perfect size for storing various shed items. If they have drainage holes, you can use them to cover plants to protect them from bad weather. I'm using mine to hold garden edging, bags of bird seed and small tools.