For many beginning recyclers, one of the first choices to make is to find the right recycling bins to start off with. We’ve found for many consumers that the Rubbermaid 18 Gallon Recycling Box is an especially popular choice, although individual needs do vary.
The right recycling bin will fit in with your design goals as well as make practical sense. Whether you need something that looks good in the home, is conveniently located, is affordable (or all of the above) there is a recycling bin solution for everyone.
If you’re a first time recycler it is wise to start with a few products, then gradually integrate others. This way you don’t get totally overwhelmed. Choose products –plastic water bottles, aluminum soda cans or cardboard pizza boxes – and find the nearest recycling spot you can take those items. Call them or look them up online to determine their hours of operation and any other special considerations you need to make.
Once you determine what you are recycling, make a decision about where in the home it is best to keep your recycling bins. While it makes sense to keep a recycling bin out of view because of aesthetics, will people really walk all the way to the garage to dispose of their can? An alternative is to find an aesthetically pleasing recycling bin and there are many attractive models to choose from.
The Roughneck 18 Gallon Recycling Box is the best storage box on the market, as Consumer Reports recently confirmed. The Roughneck 18 Gallon Recycling Box has a snap-on, stay-tight lid that helps keep contents dry and dust-free. This storage box has sturdy, built-in handles for easy carrying and is stackable to maximize your storage space.
Another very popular beginner model is the MSD 68 from Otto. The MSD 68 is a versatile recycle bin cart manufactured which has a capacity of 68 gallons and load rating of 238 lbs. The rollout cart can easily accommodate mixed recyclables, paper trash and other general refuse. It can easily be rolled from one place to another with the help of their large 12” diameter wheels.
MSD 68 recycle bin carts are made from unique injection molded plastic that makes them extremely weatherproof making them very popular choices. The MSD 68 carts have a heavy base that protects them from tipping even in 40 mph winds.
Whatever model of recycling bin you start out with here are some great posts to go to for recycling tips:
The importance of recycling plastic
The best multi-sort recycling bins for outdoors
Recycling symbols and recycling bins