Making green look easy with the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler Review and Giveaway

Being a green family means recycling is a must. Until recently we kept a cardboard box or two in our kitchen floor to toss recyclables into. Then once a week I would make a trip to the recycle center and separate all their pieces there. Sounds like a lot of trouble hua? Well it was sometimes; especially when the kids are home all week or we have a special event that would yield more garbage than usual. Then we made the change to the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler and for the most part you would never know we even still kept the recyclables in our kitchen.

The Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler at first glance looks like a well crafted garbage can. Though when you get up close and personal you realize it is actually a two sectioned Rubbermaid container. This unit is built for convenience and ease of use ~ from the lift up lid of the top container to the pull out storage of the bottom piece.

I actually prefer to keep my plastics on the bottom. Reason being is that we seem to have a lot more milk jugs that the typical family being there is 4 young children in our home. The top section is used for smaller broken down cardboard and paper. I do still have to break down my larger boxes and set them aside but I found that keeping them in the basement is the best way to go. After all I am always looking for a box to pack something in or for the kids to keep busy in. How they do love imaginative playtime.

Both sections of the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler have an easy lift green handle. I simply remove both parts, carry them by the handle to my vehicle and off we go to the city recycle center. Most importantly is the convenience of having this unit. Now when I get to the center, everything is already separated. I spend less time there and more time with my family. Which is a win, win for me.

I never really noticed till now how much better and less cluttered my kitchen looks. Having the recycling tucked away in the 2-in-1 Recycler is something I wished I would have done a long time ago.

Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler

The 2-in-1 Recycler makes recycling easy! This two-unit bin allows you to either contain trash and recyclables all in one location or sort recyclables. The top unit is perfect for collecting recyclables and has a fold away handle that makes it easy to take out and empty into your recycling bin. The lower bin tilts out for easy access, and holds an 8 gallon trash bag in place with the Liner Lock™ system. Alternatively, you can use the lower bin to sort another type of recyclable and carry it out with the built-in handles.

  • 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

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Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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