Since my husband and I moved to Massachusetts we have been recycling, we never really recycled in Virginia since we lived in a complex that didn’t pick up recyclables, they only had trash bins scattered throughout the complex. We now have a town issued recycling bin to leave near the side of the road for pickup on Monday mornings but it is big and bulky and not too appealing so we leave it in the garage. In the meantime during the week recycles usually collect on top of our counters or next to the garbage bin waiting to be brought into the garage. I hate the recycles being out in the open but it is a pain to walk into the garage every time I finish a water bottle or juice container so I usually wait for a few to collect until I bring them to the garage. In Massachusetts we pay 5 cent deposits on all carbonated beverages so we store them under the sink until we have enough to exchange them at the grocery store.
Rubbermaid recently introduced a few new recycling products, the 2-in-1 Recycler, the Hidden Recycler, and the Stackable Recyclers. I was excited to receive the 2-in-1 Recycler, now I have a place to easily store my recyclables without having them scattered on all of the counters, and the cans taking up room underneath the sink.
- Contain trash and recyclables all in one location or sort your recyclables
- Sleek design blends into kitchen décor
- Features LinerLock™ bag management in lower bin
- Removable lid
- Fold-away handles
- 5.8 gal sorting bin
- 7.4 gal tilt out bin with Liner Lock™ handles
- Total capacity = 13.2 gal
- Perfect for multi-stream or single stream recycling
- Dimensions: 12.1″ l x 16.7″ w x 31.22″ h
The 2-in-1 Recycler offers a perfect solution for containing waste and recycling all in one location, or you can use it to sort recyclables. The bottom 7.4 gal tilt out bin fills up too quickly when we tried to use it for trash, so we decided to use the 2-in-1 Recycler to sort our recycles. We use the top for carbonated drinks that can be exchanged for 5 cents each, and we use the bottom for all of our plastics and glass containers.
Unlike our town issued recycling bins, the 2-in-1 Recycler blends into the kitchen and looks like a sleek trash barrel. The 5.8 gal sorting bin and 7.4 gal tilt out bin are removable and both include handles that make it very easy to carry the recycles into the garage when the bins get too full or when it is recycling day. It is so nice not having empty containers piling up on my counter and I have much more room under my sink thanks to the 2-in-1 Recycler.
Buy It: The suggested retail price of the 2-in-1 Recycler is $39.99. It is available online at purchase online at Rubbermaid.com as well as retailers nationwide.