Monday, April 16, 2012

Clean Off Your Counters with the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler #Giveaway

So we all know how important it is to recycle, right? I recycle everything. Well not literally everything, but we have more in our recycle bin then we do in our trash bin. If I find a mystery piece of plastic without a number on it, I throw it in anyway in the hopes that maybe it can be recycled. We are fortunate that we have single-stream recycling here which makes it a real breeze because you don't have to separate the plastic from the paper and the glass, etc. Everything just goes in one large bin. Or in our case, two large bins.

We keep our two 64 gallon recycle bins in the garage, for obvious reasons. Our problem was where we collected everything that needed to be put in said bins. At first we just piled things up on the counter. Not only looked awful, but it was messy too. Then I went out and bought a rectangular Rubbermaid open bin so that we could stack everything in it, and then just bring it downstairs when it filled up. But it was still on the counter and looked awful plus we ended up having to empty it one to two times per day. Finally, we ended up putting a full size trash bin under our kitchen sink that is designated just for recyclables. Now I don't have to look at it anymore, so I am happy

However, I still have a similar issue on the top floor. We have three bedrooms and two bathrooms up there, and while bathrooms do not generate nearly as much recycling as the kitchen, with six of us it is still a decent amount. What usually happens is that empty shampoo bottles and empty toilet paper rolls get piled up on the bathroom counter, usually my side, until one of us decides to bring it downstairs. It's a pain. I needed something easy and convenient to hold our bathroom recyclables.

This is where the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler helps declutter my counter tops. The Hidden Recycler easily attaches to the inside of your cabinet door with hooks so it can be tucked away out of sight when not in use. The 5 gallon bag can hold up to 36 12 ounce cans, is soft sided for flexibility and has a leak proof liner that is machine washable.


First, the Hidden Recycler needs to be assembled. This is super easy and took me all of 60 seconds to complete. The bag easily slips onto the frame and then the hooks snap into the back. An awesome bonus of this product is that the bag and packaging are made of recycled material and are recyclable themselves.


Next you just pick the cabinet that you want to hang this on and put it in place! Obviously, you will need to have some room in the cabinet, so make sure it is not jam packed in there. I would say you probably need to leave the first four to six inches of the cabinet clear of anything so that when you close the door, the bag has room and won't knock anything over. Here is my Hidden Recycler installed with it very first items inside!


As I mentioned, I needed some help with recycling bathroom items up on the top floor of our house. So I installed this in our hall bathroom, also known as the kid's bathroom of doom.  This product is actually designed for kitchen cabinets, which are slightly taller than bathroom cabinets. I knew this before I even go it, but I still wanted to use it in the bathroom because I knew it would work well. The bag does hang down maybe an inch past the door, but since it is soft and flexible, I just give the bottom of the bag a little lift up when I am closing the door, and it is closes perfectly.

Once it gets full, there is a convenient handle to grab onto and pull it out so we can walk it down to our big recycle bins and dump it in. Our recycling pick up is every other week and the Hidden Recycler has been working great because it holds a large amount of items, so we only have to bring it down the night before pick up. Its nice not having to worry about a pile of plastic containers piling up on my counter anymore. I only have to think about this every other week when I empty it.

Buy
The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler retails for $15.99 and is available for purchase online at Rubbermaid.com or in store at Meijer.

Giveaway
One (1) winner will receive a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler for themselves. Open to US and Canada. Please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product and/or company. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. I received free product to review.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to legal residents in US and Canada only, 18+ only and will end on May 8, 2012 at 12:01am EST. Winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter and will be announced in the widget. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsoring company. This blog and its author are not responsible for giveaway prizes that are lost in transit or damaged. This blog is also not responsible if a sponsor/company does not send prize(s). Naturally, I will communicate with said company(s) several times, and make every effort to resolve the issue. Good luck!

41 comments:

  1. I need a place to put things in the kitchen before they go out to the garage. I am using a plastic bag for plastic items now.

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  2. I leave my plastic recyclables on the kitchen counter, too! I need this to hide the mess. And we have 2 recycling bins in the garage - one was not enough. Most weeks, we only have one trash bag full, and the recycling bins are overflowing.

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  3. I have large blue bin at the top of my cellar stairs and this would enable me to move it downstairs and out of the way. What a great idea!

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  4. It gives me a place other than the trash can.

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  5. I have a very small kitchen and we recycle daily but I have no good system for storing it till we can take it to the bins, this would be soo helpfu
    STACEY DEMPSEY ON RAFFLECOPTER

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  6. what a great idea this sure would help me out, thanks for the chance!!!

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  7. Currently, the way I recycle is so messy. I throw all of my recyclables on this shelf in my kitchen. When it gets full, I take everything out and separate. This could really help me organize.

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  8. It would help me because it would clear our recyclables off our counter which is their last stop before the bucket in the garage.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  9. Makes it easier to have one spot for recycling

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  10. I use a box under the sink and this seems so much more portable and easier to transport recycling outside.

    laurenalexis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This would be very helpful due to its portability.

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  12. i use a big square tote which takes up alot of roomso this would be alot nicer!!!

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  13. It would really help motivate us to recycle more as it would be right there!

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  14. it would be more conveniently located.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  15. I can get the pile of recycling off my counter

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  16. It would be a much more efficient way than we're doing now.

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  17. It would help me be more organized and keep recyclables from accidently being thrown away. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

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  18. This is pretty cool

    Ellen
    luvsgeorgemonkey@aol.com

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  19. It would free up some space in my pantry.

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  20. Right now I use a messy cardboard box under our sink. This would be much neater and more attractive.

    madmegid at yahoo dot com

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  21. This would help me because I am using an ugly old bucket out on my porch. Whenever it rains it fills up with water and here in Oregon it rains a lot!
    Susan Chester

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  22. It would help make my apt nicer especially as right now we just throw our recyclables by the front door in complete disarray. It's gross. :)

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  23. helps because we dont have a recycling service and have to take our recyclables a few miles away if we want to do it. this is a convenient way to transport them!

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  24. It would give me a way to collect materials in the kitchen to be taken to the garage without having them all on the counter.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  25. makes it easy and compact
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  26. This would be great under my kitchen sink.

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  27. It will allow me a place for my recycleables.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  28. rockin_robin54@hotmail.comMay 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    We, too, live in a 2-story house, and it would be great to have this upstairs to help corral those recycleables. Thanks for the opportunity to win this item.

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  29. It would keep me tidy and organised

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  30. it would keep me tidy and organised

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  31. This would help me greatly! We recycle all the time,but I am only using garbage bags ,this would be so much better,thanks!

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  32. This would help me because right now I use my mop bucket and its just not working out so well.

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  33. It would give me a way to keep it better contained in the house. We have big bins in the garage for recycling pickup, but can't always get it out there right away. This would let us be able to keep it tidy so we don't have to run out every time we have something to recycle

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  34. I can get the recycling off my counter

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  35. It would help me do more recycling just by having an out-of-the-way place to put it! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  36. Love that this would replace the small wastebasket which overflows and then a plastic bag gets called in to hold the overflow.

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  37. I know I already commented for the first entry,but I dont see it here,so I`ll do it again,just to be sure..:)

    The recycler would help me alot has right now I am just using garbage bags to put my recyclabes in,this would be so much more organized and neat!

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  38. Keep it hidden and organized. Thanks for the chance to win. Beats the old cardboard box we have going for us now.

    Norleans

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  39. I would help contain the recycling clutter on my counter tops! Thanks! (Miz Vickik)

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  40. I'd get our kitchen looking nicer, which will make everyone in the household want to recycle more.

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