End recycling woes with Rubbermaid!

Our current kitchen is pretty small. The counter tops are lacking and it’s not practical to have garbage cans lined up on the floor because of pets and little ones. So we have two small bins for recycling and trash stacked on my chest freezer.

So impractical.

So messy.

And the recycling bin gets tipped over at least once a week.


So when I heard about the new Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler I was all over it. This new tool from one of my favorite brands is the ideal solution for small kitchens, especially those in apartments, condos and RVs.

Look how cute it is. (This is NOT my kitchen, my cabinets are FUGLY 1960s not worthy of a photo) Now, I crush my milk cartons to save space because they take up so much room, but you really can fit one in the Recycler, to give you an idea of how roomy it is. It also holds a whole mess of soda cans, but I don’t drink nearly that much soda, so….

Rubbermaid Hidden

Easy attachment to a cabinet door with hooks included with the product or screws
A convenient handle allows the bag to easily be transported to wherever your recycling is stored for pickup or transport
A 5 gallon bag that holds up to 36 12-ounce cans and can fit a milk jug
The bag has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easy to clean after any unexpected
The bag is soft-sided allowing for flexibility inside any cabinet
The bag and all packaging is made from recyclable material, and the product is recyclable

Can I tell you how much I LOVE that my recycling bin isn’t getting dumped over anymore? And now the cat can’t get into it? And that helpful preschoolers aren’t recycling things they shouldn’t? Not to mention it’s so so easy to dump out when its full. Thank you Rubbermaid! The only bummer was having to reorganize the kitchen cabinet a bit to make room for it, so that’s something you will want to keep in mind.

To learn more about other Rubbermaid products, read their Adventures in Organization blog!

So here’s the good news! YOU can end the recycling woes too and WIN a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler for yourself. AND it’s open to US and Canada! Yeah!!


Disclosure: I received product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received and the opinions here are my own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We have boxes stacked in our kitchen until dh decides to take them out to the recycling trash can so we don’t deal with it! LOL I would love to start recycling plastics but we have no room to put them until they get taken out! This would help tremendously!

  2. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh….ours get stacked up in the sink…then moved to a box under the counter with a plasitc bag in it. this would be wonderful!!!!! NO more drips all over the floor going from the sink to the box in the other cupboard!

  3. Jessica Bleasdale says:

    we wash things out so the recycling doesn’t stink

    Jessica Bleasdale (Rafflecopter: JACB)
    jessicableasdale at gmail dot com

  4. carol clark says:

    we have a composite site then a place we put plastic

  5. We throw our recyclables by the front door in disarray right now.