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Our city requires households to recycle which is fine and all, but one of my biggest pet peeves is clutter of any kind especially on my kitchen counters. Most days I would try to remember to grab the bag of recycling on my way to the garage so I could toss it in the bin on my way to work, but sometimes I would forget. I used to get so annoyed seeing the bag of recycling sitting on the floor with more recycling sitting on my counter. A few weeks ago my best friend and I went to Lowes, while I was there I wanted to price out some material to build my own pull out recycling box. My idea was to use one of the lower kitchen cabinets and build a box that I could put on tracks to contain the recycling that would easily pull out. When I saw this Rev A Shelf trash barrel kit on sale for $19.00 I couldn’t pass it up, Amazon has this same kit priced at $47.00 Rev-A-Shelf RV-9PB 30 Qt Pull-Out Waste Container, White
. The $19.00 I paid was far cheaper then it would have cost me to build my own pull out system. So I bought it! As soon as I got home I installed it. It took me less than 5 minutes from box to being fulling installed. I swear this has been one of the best purchases I have ever made, I am no longer aggravated seeing recycling on the floor and counter! This is such an easy recycling organization project!
Here is how my recycling used to look
After: Recycling Roll Out
I can fit about 4 to 5 bags of recycling in the white trash can that came in the kit. I only have to empty this once a week now instead of bringing bags of recycling down to the garage daily or every other day!
The contents of that cabinet were moved to the refrigerator surround that I built last year. So I didn’t lose any storage space by putting my recycling in that base cabinet.
Don’t forget to check out the links below to see some great organizing tips from some of my blogger friends!