Anything that comes into my house that can be recycled, gets recycled. It is a constant weekly thought–is it recycling day, did I put the bin out at the curb? One can imagine, I have a lot of recycling that piles up over the week. This means I really need large, sturdy containers, but also ones that are convenient and easy to use.
The Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler is my recent solution for organizing and stowing my recyclables until it’s time to make a run to the recycling can. This product features two separate bins that you can use for what you need. Because of the dual cans, you can sort your recyclables to suit the recycling program nearest you. If you find you do not accumulate that many recyclables, you have the option to use the other bin for garbage. I love a multi-tasker.
The ease of use is really the shining feature of the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler. Not only is it simple to open either bin (one by foot pedal, the other by hand) but they are also easy to pull out. Once you remove the canister you wish to dump, there are two bright green handles for you to carry them by. The compartments are light, but filled to the brim with the heaviest of recyclables, they are still super easy to carry because of these handles. Any mom could manage by themselves, even older kids doing their chores.
Another great point is the sleek and smart design of the recycler. It is perfect for smaller kitchens or pantries as it takes up 25% less floor space than the average divided container. Despite this, you will find the bins are quite spacious. The bottom bin, which is activated by a foot pedal, tilts out towards you and holds an 8 gallon trash bag. If you do decide to use a trash bag (not necessary if you clean your recyclables) be happy to know the bin features the LinerLock bag system which keeps your bag in place. There is not much more annoying than a trash bag that goes PPWWOOOM! to the bottom when you toss in a heavier item. No slipping bags with the LinerLock bag system in action. The top 5.8 gallon sorting bin features a detachable lid, making its removal a breeze. Dimensions of full container: 12.1″ l x 16.7″ w x 31.22″ h
Keeping with the push from Rubbermaid to be more green (and convince us to follow suit) the Recycler is made with recycled materials. The can itself is also recyclable, so when it needs to be disposed of you can sleep a little easier. Rubbermaid is a brand I have trusted for years, much like everyone else who has used their products. This 2-in-1 Recycler will not disappoint. It lives up to the brand’s reputation and will make any mom or dad’s life just a little easier.
Kermit said it best, “It’s not easy being green,” but with products like Rubbermaid’s 2-in-1 Recycler, our excuse to not be green is becoming less and less believable. Purchase your own Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler for $43.99 or…
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