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!