Here at the Frugal Upstate household we recycle. Plastic and glass we don’t plan on re-using go to the curb every other Tuesday. Paper as well. We compost-even the centers of toilet paper tubes and dryer lint go outside to the compost pile. Food scraps get fed to the dog, composted, or fed to the worm bin in the basement. Even old toys and clothing (as long as they aren’t broken) get taken to the community clothing bank to be recycled to someone else in the community.
Yeah. That’s right! We recycle.
But I’ll tell you what. It’s HARD to find a good recycling bin for your home. When I first started looking for one 6 years or so ago I just couldn’t come up with a good option. Everything seemed to be made for the garage (and ours is detached and about 100 yards from the house). I eventually wound up with this sort of rattan drawer unit that I stuck in the corner of the kitchen.
It’s not a perfect option. Sure, the drawers come out, but they are small, they are woven rattan so I have to be careful not to break them or get them wet, and you don’t really want to be lugging them out to the curb. Every other Tuesday Yankee Bill winds up trying to find bags or boxes to repackage all the recyclables into so they can be taken out to the curb. It’s sort of a pain.
So I was thrilled when Rubbermaid contacted me and asked if I’d like to participate in a review/giveaway of a new 2 in 1 Recycler
. Woohoo! I love Rubbermaid products-and apparently you guys do too as you all go nuts whenever I have a giveaway with them.
The recycler looks like a basic black kitchen trash can-but it’s got a difference! Not only are there two compartments-the bottom 8 gallon section tilts out as you can see in the photo above-but each section lifts out with handles for easy carrying!
The only thing I find a tiny bit inconvenient is that you have to lift the lid off and set it aside when you take the top portion out. Otherwise I think the design of this unit is very slick!
Here is the full description of the 2-in-1 Recycler from Rubbermaid:
- Contain trash and recyclables all in one location or sort your recyclables
- Sleek design blends into kitchen décor
- Features LinerLock™ bag management in lower bin
- Removable lid
- Fold-away handles
- 5.8 gal sorting bin
- 7.4 gal tilt out bin with Liner Lock™ handles
- Total capacity = 13.2 gal
- Perfect for multi-stream or single stream recycling
And now on to the fun part–the giveaway! I am giving away a 2-in-1 Recycler from Rubbermaid valued at $39.99!!!
This giveaway runs from today-April 30th 2012 through midnight EST Friday May 4th 2012.
To enter, just leave a comment telling me why the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler will make recycling easier in your home.
Do you want some extra entries? You can do each of the below once-remember, you have to come back here and leave a separate comment for each action to have it count.
Extra Entry One: Subscribe to Frugal Upstate (or let me know if you already have)
Extra Entry Two: Follow me, Jenn Fowler, on twitter
Extra Entry Three: Tweet on facebook about this giveaway using the link: http://www.frugalupstate.com/?p=9686
Extra Entry Four: Visit the Rubbermaid “Adventures in Organization” blog, come back here and tell me the name of an article there that you found interesting.
Good luck! You can also “like” the Rubbermaid Facebook page (keep your eye on them for other giveaways!) or follow them on Twitter. And of course I’d always love you to join in the great conversations over on the Frugal Upstate Facebook Page as well!
*Open to US & CA residents only.
Disclosure: I received a free Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.