30 March 2012

Review & Giveaway: Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler

Daily readers know that last Fall, I made the decision to cut garbage pick up from our home. It made sense - not only did we cut the cost by almost 75%, the recycling and dump is on our way to the dog park, so we don't have to go out of our way to drop it off. Even better? The recycling places takes more recyclable items than the pick up did, so we have even less trash! Wanting to keep the costs down even further, we've been more attention to whether what we purchase is either recyclable or compostable, keeping our trash down to a minimum.

The only problem? Storing all that recycling during the week now that I didn't have a recycling can anymore! That's why I was so interested in Rubbermaid's new Hidden Recycler!

The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler gets your recyclables off the counter and hidden out of sight, by attaching to the inside of a cabinet door. At first, I thought this meant it had to be permanently installed with screws, which sounded not only like a giant headache, but something that could be a pain for anyone renting or getting ready to sell their home. I was wrong though, as the Hidden Recycler uses hooks that hang over the cabinet door. Those little hooks are padded, so they won't scratch the outer surface of your door. (You can also install it with screws, if you'd rather have a more permanent solution)


It arrives flat and you can store it that way too if you aren't using it at the moment:


The five gallon bag has a sturdy outside fabric with a leak proof liner inside. It's machine washable (line dry), so you can sanitize it as needed. Because the fabric is soft sided, not only can it squeeze into most cabinets, but you can hold up 36 twelve ounce cans, and you can even fit bigger items into it like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. The bag itself comes unattached from the top part, and it has a handle so you can carry it out to your recycling bin when it's full - or in our case, we just use that handle to carry it out to the truck and take to the recycling area!


Even better? The bag and all of it's packaging is made from recyclable material - 65% post consumer resin - and it's recyclable if you've abused it to death and need a new one. ;)

I really like the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler, and it's a lot nicer looking than the plastic bags I was reusing over and over! We just love that handle - we even realized we can take it along camping, and hang it from our lantern pole to keep the recyclables out of the way thanks to that handle! (Yippee!)

The Hidden Recycler is currently available for purchase online at Rubbermaid.com and in store at Meijer stores (located in the Midwest). It has a suggested retail price of $15.99.

Win it! Thanks to Rubbermaid, one lucky winner is going to win a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler of their own! To enter, check out Rubbermaid's recycling section, and tell us which of the three products you think would be most helpful in your home.

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
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Win a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler http://bit.ly/HqFIVe ends 4/14 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends April 14th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I received the product mentioned above in order to try it out and share my thoughts on it All opinions are my own. One winner will receive the prize mentioned above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

78 comments:

bearsbeth said...

I definitely like the Hidden Recycler best. It might class up my kitchen space a bit as I always have a plastic bag sitting on the counter for my recyclables until they are ready to go to the garage.

Rich said...

the hidden recycler would be the most helpful b/c my current box gets in the way of opening the cabinet for my pots & pans

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jusaweecatnap said...

This sounds really well thought out. I'd like one, but I have no place to put it in my tiny kitchen. Of the three, then, I like the 2 in 1 stacking set. That works for me.

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Cody said...

I think the stackable recyclers would be nice to sort things.
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THE 2-in-1 Recycler WOULD BE BETTER AT MY HOUSE

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Kristy Thiel said...

definitely the stackable recycler!

debijackson said...

the hidden recycler would be best in our small space debbie jackson
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Janice said...

Stackable Recyclers - great for organizing indoors or outdoors

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Isolated Existence. said...

The Hidden Recycler would be best for us. My kitchen is small, so this would be perfect.

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mogrill said...

I think the hidden recycler would work best.
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littlelatina said...

I'd love this for my kitchen

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I would definitely pick the Hidden Recycler of all!

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Jessica said...

The Hidden Recycler is def my fave!
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Tara said...

I really like the Hidden Recycler!

ShellieAndBrutus said...

The Stackable Recyclers would also be great as we do a lot of recycling. Thanks.
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Karen said...

I'd go with the 2 in 1 recycler :)

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Denise S. said...

The Hidden Recycler would be most helpful to me.
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ChosenToBeFree said...

2-in-1 Recycler

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Tamar said...

I like the stackable recyclers but the reviewed product (the hidden recycler) is frankly the coolest. :)

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Stackable Recyclers, thanks!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

hidden recycler, 2 in one recycler and stackable recyclers
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Chisum Crew said...

I like the 2 in 1 as well. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

clynsg said...

The stackable recycle bins would work well in my garage.

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Diane52 said...

I like the Stackable Recyclers- because my house is a mess and I need to organize it
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Mellanhead said...

I like the 2-in-1 Recycler becuase it would work great in my house

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7df9fef0-85cb-11e1-b7e6-000bcdcb471e said...

Definitely the hidden Recycler!!

Nancy said...

All of them would be lovely to have, but my favorite would be the Stackable Recyclers!

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Anonymous said...

The 2-in-1 Recycler (I could put it down the cellar).

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Review Guru said...

the stackables would be super useful

kathy pease said...

id most love the Stackable Recyclers

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Jim said...

i like the stackable recycler

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demmi said...

the stackables

Ashley and Noelle said...

I like the hidden recycler the best! Better than plastic bags and cardboard boxes!

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Ms Penny Pincher said...

The hidden recycler would be the most useful in my home!

amyd said...

the stack able recycler
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southgatemom said...

My kitchen is small and this recycler would come in very handy!

southgatemom said...

I would really like to give this recycler a try in my small kitchen.

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Sorry this is out of order. I couldn't find the mandatory entry at first.
The Stackable Recyclers would be most helpful at my home.
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dvice12 said...

We would like the Stackable Recyclers

Gianna said...

Stackable Recyclers.

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Atreau said...

The Stackable Recyclers, Step-On Waste Cans & Spray Scrubber would be helpful in my home.

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Karen said...

The hidden recycler would be best for my small apartment. Thanks for the giveaway.

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/\Heather/\ said...

The Stackable Recyclers would be so awesome in my garage! I recycle lots of paper, cans, bottles and plastic. Sweet!
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