Recycling has been a part of my life for years. I think its so important to recycle items to avoid tossing them in the trash if they can be used to earn cash or recycled back into the system and used again. Rubbermaid sent me a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler for review. The hidden recycler is designed to get recyclables off the counter and in a place where they are out of view from visitors, in this case under the counter.
- Easy attachment to a cabinet door with hooks included with the product or screws
- A convenient handle allows the bag to easily be transported to wherever your recycling is stored for pick-up or transport
- A 5 gallon bag that holds up to 36 12-ounce cans and can fit a milk jug
- The bag has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easy to clean after any unexpected spills
- The bag is soft-sided allowing for flexibility inside any cabinet The bag and all packaging is made from recyclable material, and the product is recyclable
- Lift out and pour into larger neighborhood recycling can now made easy
- Great for apartment living
- Great for single product recycling
I usually store our recyclables in reusable recyclable plastic bags and hang them off our cabinet door near the back door trash bin. It’s a bit of an eye sore but it’s what worked for us. I’ve been meaning to get a separate single standing recycle container for the hall or to put at the bottom of the stairs because it would be out of site and yet accessible by all but I just hadn’t got around to yet.
The under cabinet Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler is a great concept and I love that the bag is so deep. It holds a lot which is great. Our home is older and our under the sink cabinet space isn’t really very deep but one side does allow for ample space for the hidden recycler. I love to recycle cans and I turn them in two times a year. I’m currently using the hidden recycler for aluminum cans. Hubby and I are the only one’s who open the cabinet and drop them after use. I’ve always kept our under the sink cabinet door locked because this is where I keep cleaning supplies and tools, things I don’t allow the kids to touch. Because I do not allow the children under the cabinet it still poses the issue of keeping the cans on the counter until hubby or I put them in the recycler. We don’t have a lot of under cabinet space so there really is no other place to store cleaning products I use every day, but this may not be the case in someone else’s home such as in the photo’s below.
There are several new storage recyler products out from Rubbermaid like the 2 in 1 recycler which is a 2 unit bin allowing for more room and 2 separate spaces for recycling plastic or aluminum or paper whatever you like. Slim and great look to keep in the kitchen. The other is Stackable Recyler which is genius. Great for larger rooms, garages, mudrooms, large family’s like mine, etc… I love that it’s two bins with flip door to keep things covered and they too are stackable which is perfect for saving space. I don’t think you can ever have enough recycling bins in your home.
When the children get older and I don’t have to lock the cabinet any longer using the under cabinet recycler will be a good concept for our family. My father-in-law lives alone and he saw ours and LOVES it. Depending on your needs there are lot of options to choose from. One Rubbermaid Recycler will be right for you.
Suggest retail price $15.99 currently available on line or at Meijer
disclosure: Product provided free of charge for review to share honest opinion on product quality and use.
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