How to Install Built in Recycling Bins

Lately, recycling has become trendy, but even more so it is helpful for the environment. If we all do our bit to reduce, reuse and recycle the products we consume on a daily basis then we can make a big difference.


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    Plan ahead before remodeling or designing your kitchen to incorporate recycling containers. Don't make recycling an afterthought.
  2. 2
    Analyze the space in your kitchen and determine how much cabinet space you are willing to devote to recycling bins.
  3. 3
    Determine whether you prefer drawers, doors or slide out bins to store your recyclables.
  4. 4
    Choosing slide out bins are one of the best uses of space. They make it easy to store multiple mediums such as glass, plastic and cans in one space with three separate containers.
  5. 5
    Search on-line or locally for companies who carry recycling containers that are built into your cabinets.


  • Hire a carpenter to do the job if you don't have any experience installing built-ins into your kitchen. It should be a fairly short process that will likely not be pricey.
  • Many types of pull out shelves and bins as well as upright containers are available and most can be retrofitted to existing cabinetry.
  • Think about your normal daily usage of products. Do you regularly discard large water bottles or perhaps you go through a lot of paper. Choose your recycling containers based on your usage of products.

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