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:
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
- 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
- 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
- Store an old bucket under the sink to put your cans, glass and plastic in after you've rinsed them out
- Re-use cardboard wine carriers to store glass bottles neatly for recycling
Check out these hacks we've seen and love:
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.