When I think about the upcoming Earth Day, I love that my family eats organic, healthy foods. I love that I have an awesome Farmer’s Market.
Then, I feel guilty.
I am lousy at recycling. When one of my children was in 3rd grade, she pointed out that we should recycle. A friend of hers even used a composter.
I smiled and worried about where we would put recyclables. Thanks, neighbor, for raising that bar! I brought that big old blue bin into a corner of my kitchen and tried that. It made me nuts. It was just so messy looking.
I am embarrassed to admit this, but I gave up. With six kids and lots of garbage, I simply did not care. I threw everything out. Up until a month ago…even when my husband would leave milk jugs and such on the counter to recycle “later” I would toss those suckers into my trash. Seriously, when is later, anyway?? I think it really means when Mom decides to finish that job.
I did feel guilty. But apparently I can survive just fine with a certain level of guilt.
Enter The Hidden Recycler.
I love this thing. It is a bag that attaches inside my kitchen cabinet and holds recyclables until I am ready to dump them. It is easy to attach, made of recycled material, hides in my cabinet, holds a bunch and lifts out easily to dump when I have time.
I feel like a good person! And, my kitchen is clean. Sweet combination.
Some details about this thing:
- Hinged lid attaches to cabinet door with over the door hooks or screws
- Bag is made from 65% post-consumer resin
- Bag is machine washable and is soft-sided allowing for flexibility inside any cabinet
- Comfortable handle for transport
- 5 gallon bag holds 36 uncrushed cans and is large enough to fit 1 gallon milk jugs
You can buy the Hidden Recycler online at Rubbermaid.com and at Meijer.
Or, Win one here!