You don't have to buy another bin for your recycling. There are loads of ways you can create some extra storage so that your recycling doesn't turn into a giant pile of stuff next to your rubbish bin.

Here are just a few ideas for starters:

  1. Keep a basket under the stairs, or by the front door, as a holding area for papers/magazines that are waiting to be moved to an outside recycling bin

  2. Use bags for life to store bottles for recycling. Hang them on the inside of a kitchen cupboard door or in utility cupboards out of sight
  3. If you have kids, get them to decorate a plastic or cardboard box to store all your recycling - this will make it look nicer and encourage them to use it too
  4. Store an old bucket under the sink to put your cans, glass and plastic in after you've rinsed them out
  5. Re-use cardboard wine carriers to store glass bottles neatly for recycling

Check out these hacks we've seen and love:

bags for life recycling idea
recycling storage crates hack
Ikea recycling storage idea
Ikea recycling storage solution

If you're good with your hands, why not make one of these yourself and turn it into a project - perfect now the days are getting darker and the cold is setting in.

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