We have had two HI-5 bins for years. At home and at work. Without permission, of course. Both have been very successful. People put redeemables in and others take them. No maintenance necessary. Total magic.
Somewhere along the way we decided that there needs to be hundreds, thousands, millions, more bins. Hence, this stage of the project. Our goal is to create a system that gets others started – ideally, making their own bins. But, if need be, we are willing to make the bins that others can assemble themselves.