Good Questions: Can I fit in recycling bins?

Good Questions: Can I fit in recycling bins?

Feb 26, 2007

Hi AT,

The problem is that I really want to begin recycling, and my apartment has very handy bins by the dumpster that allow you to sort. But I don't know what to do with the recyclables while they're in my apartment! I barely have room for my trash can. [more pics after the jump]

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Here is my kitchen: galley style, approximately 9 1/2 square feet, and very little cabinet space. I'm already blocking one cabinet with my trash can. And, it's small!

Forget about using any existing cabinet space--it's taken. I don't even have that much kitchen stuff...but between food (no pantry), the basic necessities (pots, pans, a cookie sheet, wine glasses) the cabinets are spoken for. Oh, and I don't really have a broom closet, either. So, what you see here is what you get!

Help!! I've begun to depend on Apartment Therapy and my fellow readers for my design conundrums. Whoever can help me with this one is a genius...

Jessica in ATX

Dear Jessica,

Seem like your best option is to go vertical. You can continue to use that spot by your cabinet, but make it do double-duty. A while back we did a post on the Tumiera Trash Sorter, which, even in the smaller size, stacks two bins: one for your trash, the other for recyclables. The Tumiera can be wall-mounted, which would give your kitty a little more breathing room.

Anyone else?

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