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Custom Fixtures created using the principles of Sustainable Design

DeepStream Designs created flexible design components that allow it to meet customers unique requirements while using 100% recycled or recyclable and replaceable components. 

Here are two very different valet stands that use the same materials and components 

Valet Stand

Common components include stainless steel top, recycled plastic lumber, marine anodized aircraft aluminum.

Valet Stand  Valet Stand

Dark Gray weatherproof and maintenance free recycled plastic lumber is used in the large Valet Stand above and Tropical Hardwood color below.

Valet Stand Valet Stand

The same components are used to create the Locker Cabinet below

Locker Cabinate

The movable Towel Shelf with Towel Return Bins with casters below uses Cumaru wood instead of recycled plastic lumber.

Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin   Hotel Towel Shelf with Return Bin


Recycled Plastic Lumber: Helping the world’s Rain Forests and slowing Climate Change.

In 2009, DeepStream started offering Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) as an alternative to tropical hardwoods. While more and more of our customers have been choosing RPL over the past eight years, in 2017, RPL is being specified more often than real wood.

RPL is a win for the environment and for our customers, as RPL reduces maintenance costs while enhancing their properties and brands through the timeless beauty and environmental statement that DeepStream RPL planters and bins make.

Like many successful companies, DeepStream was created in a response to a need. While building a condominium project and reviewing the “universe” of garden planers, we found that what we wanted was not available elsewhere. Wood planters were all carpenter-built with wood-on-wood construction, and as I’ve detailed in my planter blog link,, and they just don’t last. The valuable wood harvested from the world’s rapidly diminishing rain forests is wasted, as the planters tear themselves apart and are thrown away in a few years (typically 3-4 years here in Miami).

If your project absolutely must use tropical hardwood, then specify our Mariner planter system as it is engineered with the principles of Sustainable Design to use, or even reuse, hardwood in a design that honors the wood, allowing construction that extends wood life by decades.

Harvesting tropical hardwood destroys important habitats around the world, even if “sustainably harvested,” as hardwood trees take 50 years or more to reach maturity. Like offsetting our carbon foot print by buying carbon credits, another way to reduce this impact is to replant far more trees than we use, and we do so through Trees for the Future. To date, using proceeds from the sale of our products, DeepStream has planted more than 333,000 trees in our customers’ honor, reflecting DeepStream’s commitment to the environment we are leaving for future generations.

Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of sustainable design is adaptability. Good design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it. Even if that situation arises early in the life cycle of a design.

Nowhere is that more apparent than when an error has been made on large complex projects where a miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimension means that components ordered months earlier in a project do not fit when finally installed.

You can see in this example where DeepStream’s modular planter design allowed us to cut down the lengths of planks in the middle section of a multi-section planter to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions at very little cost in dollars or materials.


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While the wood will take a week or so to fade to the match color the same design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

To put the principal of Sustainable Design to work for your project go to


Rugged Articulated Levelers Add Functionality

DeepStream Designs stocks two types of levelers for the bottom of products made with  Audubon legs, like the bin pictured here.  Both levelers have a maximum adjustment range of approximately 1-3/4 inches and rugged 12mm (1/2″) thick stainless steel stems with non-marking plastic footpads.rigid and articulated leveler

The pad of Rigid Leveler, at left and below, fits completely under the leg, raising the bin by 5/8”, while the Articulated Leveler, at right, has a wider foot pad that sticks out just a bit and raises the bin by 1-1/8”.  Both Levelers can be retrofitted in the field by affixing a nut inside the void designed into the bottom of the DeepStream Designs Trademark Audubon marine anodized aircraft aluminum leg.

ridgid levelerThe Rigid Leveler, above, is a lighter weight leveler with a smaller ridged floor pad for situations where the floor is generally flat but there may be different levels caused by bricks or tile that are not completely level.

articulated leveler

The Articulated Leveler, above, has a thicker and wider articulated pad that will rotate off level for situations where the bin is placed on a slope and you need to level it up, not just stabilize the leg for a lower tile or brick.

Which one do you need? If you’re placing a bin in a situation like the one shown below built with 100% recycled plastic lumber, where the brick sidewalk slopes sharply away from the building, you need the articulated leveler as a shown retrofitted on the right.

articulated levelers                  articulated leveler

Modern Wood Trash Receptacles

Wood is Warm, Wood is Natural, Wood is Modern, Wood is Durable.

DeepStream Designs creates Wood Trash Receptacles is several sizes and styles to meet many needs.

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle



New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood Trash Receptacle

New Modern Wood  Recycling and Trash Bins


These modern Wooden Trash Receptacles can be found in upscale hotels and shopping malls, airports, offices and even movie studios.

There are companion Wood Recycling Bins to match every style and even combination bins for up to 4 streams of recycling and trash.

DeepStream Cumuru Wood Zephyr Recycling Bin
Wood Trash and Recycling Receptacle


DeepStream Jatoba Zephyr Recycler
Wood Trash and Recycling Receptacle

The Art of Recycling

Marketing Strategy: Recycling is Mainstream America

Recycling Bin: DeepStream 3Form Bear Grass Recycling and Trash Bin

In the fiercely competitive marketing wars for the customer’s share of mind, successful brand owners know that no positive aspect of brand awareness or affiliation can be overlooked, lest their brand be at a competitive disadvantage.

Studies show that Americans are very aware that recycling is the right thing to do, and that Americans of every age and background wish to participate and do their part.  Businesses and products that support recycling generate positive brand recognition with both current and potential customers.

The easier you can make it for people to Recycle, or dispose of trash appropriately, the more often people will do so.  Making it easier for people to dispose of waste appropriately boils down to offering more opportunities.

Recycling Bin: DeepStream 3Form Recycled Glass Trash Bin

Many companies have invested heavily in creating brand awareness, not only for their products, but also in creating their points of contact with customers.  Businesses with large investments in bricks and mortar create brand awareness in their customers’ minds by creating strategic infrastructure that distinguishes them from their competition.

DeepStreams’ attractive bins are not an expense, they are an investment in brand image underwritten by a reduction in your maintenance budget and long term capital depreciation costs.

DeepStream 3Form Banana Fiber Recycler

3 Form Recycling Bin: DeepStream creates recycling and trash bin solutions to meet your design goals

Given the industrial and mass-produced look of many recycling bins, it is not surprising that many businesses are reluctant to add prominent points of disposal because these choices may actually detract from their carefully orchestrated image.

Recycling Bin: DeepStream Recycling Bin made with 3Form

DeepStream Designs has created a proprietary recycling and trash bin system that makes its products as individual and as identifiable as its customers’ brands, properties, or programs.

Recycling Bin: DeepStream Navy Project Planet Ocean Triple  Recycling Bin

DeepStream realizes that it only looks as good as its product does on a customer’s property.  DeepStream partners with its customers not only by creating recycling and trash bins with the exact look that its customers are looking for, but also by using sustainable design principles when creating its products so that maintenance is minimalized and all parts are easily replaceable and recyclable.

Wood Trash & Recycling Receptacle  DeepStream at Ritz Carlton

DeepStream’s unique “Core Replacement Program” supports its customers in maintaining the fresh look of these high volume points of customer contact.  This program makes replacement parts available at direct manufacturer’s cost so that its products never need to be replaced.  If the look of the company’s brand or property changes, the look of the bins can easily be changed to support the new marketing direction, and at a fraction of the replacement cost.

Wood Trash Receptacle: DeepStream Oahu Trash Bin


Wood Trash & Recycling Receptacle: DeepStream Audubon Trash and Recycling Bin


Designer Recycling Bin: DeepStream’s Ipe Wood Recycling bin at the Elis, a boutique hotel

Wood Trash Receptacle:  beautiful wood Trash Bin with Ash

Recycling Bin: The Ultimate Recycling Statement: Recycled Plastic Lumber

Trash Bin: beautiful Trash Bin made with natural slate by Eric, an American Craftsman and US Marine Vet, at DeepStream Designs for Trump International Sunny Isle Beach

Wood Trash Receptacle & Recycling Bin:  Oahu by DeepStream Designs at Aulani Oahu

Wood Trash Receptacle by DeepStream Designs at Aulani Oahu

DeepStream’s latest design uses the same design principal as the Audubon, OPUS, and Oahu recyclers and trash bins but in a round form.  Various graphics can be affixed to and  inner graphics shell to give your bins a custom look at an affordable price.   They can be easily updated with new graphics at any time for a very low cost and the stainless steel frame is built to last virtually forever.  All components can  be easily recycled.

Nice Trash and Recylcing Bin by DeepStream Designs Celtic Weave in Oil Rubbed Bronze and Bubinga Wood Shown

Modern Recycling Bins and Trash Cans: DeepStream’s Empire Collection

Indoors or out, rectangular or round, DeepStream’s new Empire Collection makes the mundane magnificent!


ChopStix Chameleon  By DeepStream Design, bin lid


CrossSway Chameleon by DeepStream Designs, Museum Lid


Puzzle Chameleon by DeepStream Designs, Museum lid


Tree Chameleon by DeepStream Designs, Museum Lid


ChopStix Chameleon by DeepStream Design, Museum Lid


CrossSway Chameleon by DeepStream Designs, Bin lid


Puzzle Chameleon by DeepStream Designs, Bin lid

ImageTree Chameleon by DeepStream Designs, Bin lid


ChopStix Audubon double bin by DeepStream Designs


CrossSway Audubon double bin by DeepStream Designs


Puzzle Audubon double bin by DeepStream Designs


Tree Audubon double bin by DeepStream Designs