We’ve all got the best of intentions when it comes to recycling, but your home’s recycling spot can quickly become cluttered and underutilised. The Re-Nest blog offers advice and inspiration on crafting a recycling station that really works and actually fits.
Like so many things related to organisation, a recycling station only makes sense if it fits into how you use, toss and recycle your goods. If it’s too far from where you generate the majority of your reusable containers (the kitchen, most likely), it will see as much use as the StairMaster in your parents’ garage. If you pick the right containers, and tuck them in the right places — or create a stylish open-air home for them — you’re on your way.
Decide on a place for your recycling station. Do you want it hidden away, or easily accessible? The kitchen tends to make the most sense for a recycling station, as many of the things you’ll be tossing in (cans, food packaging, and glass bottles) will originate there. If you have a kitchen pantry, try reorganizing so that you can fit bins on the floor. Or, if you have the space, you can keep your recycling station out in the the open.
How does the trash and recyclables get separated in your home? Share your setup in the comments.
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