Stylish Recycling Bins: 8 Models from High to Low

Stylish Recycling Bins: 8 Models from High to Low

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May 28, 2010

There's no reason that recycling has to be a dull affair. From shiny steel to recycled plastic, there are a number of stylish recycling bins that we have our eye on:

  1. Mode Premium All-In-One Recycling Center ($199): The versatile compaction system crushes aluminum cans and 8-oz to 2-liter plastic bottles and jugs in one easy step that doesn't require a plug. The separate paper bin eliminates kitchen clutter by organizing all your recyclable paper materials in one convenient place. Holds up to 1 week of recyclables. Removable storage bins nest together for easy transporting.
  2. Simple Human Fingerprint-Proof Rectangular Recycler ($179): this fingerprint-proof rectangular recycler has two color-coded inner buckets (a blue 16L and a black 30L) to separate trash and recyclables. The space-efficient shape and internal hinge allow it to fit close to the wall. Special lid shox slow the motion of the lid to give it a smooth, quiet close and a solid steel pedal provides superior durability.
  3. Oxo Good Grips Stainless Steel Rectangular Trash Can ($99): Available in a variety of colors, including red, black, white and yellow, the Oxo trash can features a smooth, silent, motion controlled lid movement and an external, wide foot petal. The shiny steel is our favorite part in the punchy red and yellow is our favorite part, though. A stainless steel option is available through Target for $99.
  4. Vessel Top Waste Management System ($99): Authentic's TOP plastic bins can be used in a couple of different ways, either as individual waste receptacles, or as a complete and colorful system for separating your recyclables. The lids not only cover up liner bags but identify contents with distinct colors: choose from yellow, green, light blue, red-orange, anthracite, olive, cream, and blue-grey.
  5. Simple Human Pull Out Recycler ($69.95): This dual bucket recycler fits perfectly underneath a kitchen counter and rolls back and forth on a commercial-grade ball bearing track. Includes two color-coded polypropylene buckets (a blue 15L and a black 20L) to sort trash and recyclables. Quick and easy installation with pre-welded track.
  6. 45L Triple Recycling Bin ($68): Stylish and functional, this 3 compartment recycling pedal bin is a great addition to any home of work place. Make recycling easy with the color coded pedals and separate waste compartments. A similar option is the Neu Home Organize It All Stainless Step-On Recycle Bin ($79) available through Amazon.
  7. IKEA Knodd Bin with Lid ($24.99): Made of galvanized steel, this 11 gallon bucket is a good size for recycling cans and bottles.
  8. Ben the Bin ($10): manufactured from 100% recycled plastic, Ben the Bin re-uses regular plastic bags to make sorting recyclables easier. Carrier handles make it light and easy to transport.
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