Make It Monday - Make your own recycle bins
Get organized and make it easy for the kiddos and YOU.
While we are fully behind your crafty spirit, it’s likely you won’t be able to use all of your recycled plastic bottles in fun, creative ways. Make sure you have a plan to recycle all the plastic bottles you have yet to use. It’s a good idea to set up sorting bins or containers to make it easy on everyone in your house to recycle bottles and more.
Here are a few ideas to set up your recycle station
1. You can turn an old filing cabinet into a great little recycling station with just a bit of work. If you don’t have a metal filing cabinet, you can get these at thrift stores for around $10 or so. You simply remove the top drawer and then add trash cans that are labeled with your recycling. The bottom drawer pulls out, revealing your recycling bins and when it’s closed, the bins are hidden from view.
2. If you have a laundry sorter that you are no longer using, you can easily convert it into a recycling station. Even if you don’t have one on hand, these aren’t terribly expensive. The great thing about these laundry sorters are they are on wheels so taking that recycling out to the car will be a cinch.
3. Wooden crates are great for decorating and they’re also great for organization. This DIY recycling station is made from inexpensive wooden crates and gives you loads of room for those recyclables. If you don’t have wooden crates on hand and don’t want to buy them, you can make them yourself. They stack on top of each other easily so they also help you to save space.
4. Reuse kitty litter containers for recycling bins. This gives you the opportunity to easily separate your recycling products and keep things neater and fresher. You can even create a tower for them based on a wine rack design for keeping them up off of the floor and in one streamlined position.
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- Carole Zellers