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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Product Review & Giveaway: Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

Recently, Rubbermaid sent me one of their new Hidden Recyclers to test out in my home. Our household recycles everything that we possibly can, so an item like this is perfect for our family.

Here's how Rubbermaid describes the features of their Hidden Recycler:

  • 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 pickup 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

In other words, mount it inside one of your cabinet doors, load it up with your recyclable goodies, and when it is full, empty it in to your curbside recycle bin for pickup.  If there's an accidental spill, no worries.  Simply throw it in your washing machine.  No more leaving your recyclables sitting out cluttering your kitchen counter.  I also want to add that it was very easy for me to assemble.  And, quite honestly, product assembly is not one of my strong suits.  

In our house, we are fortunate that we have an attached garage.   Our recycle bin is in a convenient place in our garage where everything gets immediately taken from our kitchen to the bin in the garage.  With that being said, I knew that my kitchen wouldn't be the best place to fully utilize my Hidden Recycler.  

However, I immediately thought of one place in my house where recyclables do tend to accumulate.  My bathroom!  A year or so ago I re-purposed a collection bin from an old paper shredder that no longer worked into a recycle container in my bathroom.  However it was very small, and since it didn't have a handle, it was hard to carry downstairs to empty in our main recycling bin.  I decided to replace my re-purposed recycle bin with the Hidden Recycler. We have a walk in closet directly off of our bathroom.  I mounted my Hidden Recycler behind the door, in the closet.  It collects all of my empty contact lens solution containers, empty moisturizer containers, empty asprin bottles, and the list goes on.  It works so well and holds so much more than my old recycling container.  I also think this product would work great in my craft area/office area in my basement.  

If you'd like to purchase your own Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler, you can purchase one at your local Meijer store, or from the Rubbermaid website.  This product currently sells for $17.59 on the Rubbermaid website.   

If you're looking for some organizing tips, then be sure to check out Rubbermaid's Adventures in Organization blog.

Rubbermaid has been gracious enough to give one lucky Roscoe Ramblings reader in the US or Canada their own Hidden Recycler!  Entry is super easy via Rafflecopter.  The winner will receive the Hidden Recycler shipped directly to them from Rubbermaid.   

If you win, where will you use your Hidden Recycler?  

In the interest of full disclosure, Rubbermaid provided me with a free Hidden Recycler to test out in my home.  No monetary payment was received, and all opinions are my own!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'll use it right in my kitchen! My family is super lazy when it comes to recycling, and I'm forever digging through our trash to pull out everything I can because the walk to the bin outside seems to be too much trouble for the rest of them. Ick!

  2. I would use this in my kitchen, would be perfect to have a nice bin like this to put all my recyclables in instead of paper bags in the entryway! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!


  3. This product looks very handy. I for one can not stand any clutter on my counters & it drives me nuts to have empty cans, etc. sitting around.

    Thanks for the product information.

  4. This looks WAY TOO COOL. I'd find a spot in my kitchen for this!! We need it1 Thanks for a great giveaway!

    kristie from vb

  5. I'll use it under the sink, if it fits, in my kitchen.

  6. This looks so convenient! Great review. I would use it under my kitchen sink.

  7. This looks so convenient. I would use it in my kitchen..Thanks!

  8. Not sure where I'd use it yet - I'm thinking in my kitchen when it's finished being redone :) Might go in the bathroom though.

  9. I would use this is my kitchen to keep containers out of my sink

  10. the kitchen to keep it organized


  11. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/copter form)Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 4:07:00 PM CDT

    I'll use the recycle bin in the kitchen if I win. Thanks for the giveaway.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

  12. I'd put it in my kitchen. It seems the majority of my recyclables come from there.

  13. Has to go in my kitchen.

  14. I would love to have this for under my kitchen sink

  15. We could use it in the kitchen.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  16. in my moms kitchen

  17. I will use it in my own kitchen!

    kathrynrose12 at hotmail dot com

  18. If I win I will put it in my kitchen. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  19. If I win I will put it in my pantry closet hanging out of site.


  20. Thanks for the opportunity, I did all the tasks xtremecoupongal at yahoo dot com

  21. I will use it in the kitchen for all of the cans we use. Thank you


  22. I will put it in the garage where we store our recyclables now.

  23. I would use in the garage

  24. I would use it under my kitchen sink. oregonrockmom@gmail.com

  25. i'd use it in my kitchen. thanks for the chance!

  26. If I won, i would use it in my kitchen cupboards by the fridge.
    jenswps at yahoo . com

  27. under my sink in the kitchen

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  28. I'd use it in my kitchen.


  29. under my sink in the kitchen

  30. my kitchen
    tracey berthiaume

  31. I'd use it in the cabinet under my kitchen sink!

    Maggie Ann True Armstrong
    maggie at pdclarion dot com

  32. I would use it in the kitchen.