Few things are more challenging than recycling when you live in a teeny tiny home. Saving recyclables until pick-up day is admirable until your home starts to look like a giant garbage heap. While we drool at the full-fledged recycling stations our friends and family have in their ginormous homes, us small-space dwellers wonder if we’ll ever stumble across recycling options that fit our humble abode.
Lucky for you, Organic Authority has scoured the web for stylish solutions to your recycling conundrum. Below, find a collection of clutter-free ways to recycle (you know, when your home’s the size of a broom closet):
8 Stylish Ways to Recycle in Small Spaces
1. Simplehuman Pull-Out Recycler
Not only will you no longer have bins to trip over, you’ll finally be able to put that useless space under the sink to good use. The simplehuman Under Counter Pull-Out Recycler is easy to install and available in a 35 litre capacity.
2. Savannah Recycling Bin
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Made of natural, sustainable seagrass, the Savannah Recycling Bin is versatile in both look and functionality. It has removable dividers and is on wheels!
3. Kendall Recycling Bin
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The Kendall Recycling Bin is made of iron and is on wheels, making it easy for you to move it around in small spaces – clean-up crew style.
4. Gaiam Folding Recycling Bags
If you’re not a fan of bulky bins in small spaces you’ll love these Gaiam Folding Recycling Bags. They’re industrial strength, lightweight and easy to carry. Bonus: They have velcro tabs to keep them beside each other.
5. Organize It All Step-On Recycle Bin
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Say sayonara to your puny garbage can and say “How YOU doin’?” to the Organize It All Step-On Recycle Bin: Available in 30, 45, and 60-litre capacities, this triple-compartment bin has independent foot pedals and lids, plastic liners and is super easy to keep clean.
6. Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler
The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler attaches to the inside of a cabinet door and is super convenient to empty in small spaces: Just lift the bag by the handle and take it outside. The bag’s durable, machine washable, and made out of recycled materials.
7. Rubbermaid 2 in 1 Recycler
You can use the Rubbermaid 2 in 1 Recycler one of two ways: Either as a recycling/trash combo platter or to sort out your recyclables. The bottom container tilts forward and fits an 8-gallon trash bag. Like the Hidden Recycler, it has a built-in handle for easy transport around small spaces.
8. IKEA Retur Stackable Recycling Bins
If you’re looking for ways to recycle that are a) minimalist and b) reasonable, then I’d like to introduce you to the IKEA Retur Stackable Recycling Bins. Not only do they barely take up any space, but they come with mounting hardware so you can stack two or more together.
Have you mastered stylish ways to recycle in small spaces? Share your tips in the comments!
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