A Rubbermaid Giveaway To Help You Organize Your Kitchen

I’ve been trying to organize my kitchen better lately. One of my biggest frustrations is how quickly things pile up on the kitchen counter.


See that stuff next to my stove? That’s our recycling that doesn’t belong there. Recycling in our kitchen has a home – in the pantry.


The problem, of course, is that recycling doesn’t often make it to the pantry. Either it’s too big to fit in the plastic bag I keep hanging above the trash can, or it just magically parks itself on my kitchen counter.

We’ve thought about using a paper bag instead to collect our recycling under the kitchen sink, but then we run into the problem when something is still wet (like a recently rinsed milk jug) that leaks through the bag. Using both a plastic bag and a paper bag seems wasteful, so I needed a different option.

The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler has been the answer.


It mounts to any standard cabinet door and is detachable, so it’s easy to take out the recycling when it’s full. The photo above doesn’t do it justice showing how much it can hold.


This has a 64 oz. apple juice bottle (not crushed), a large Sunny D jug (also not crushed), a crushed 2 liter soda bottle, a crushed aluminum can, and there’s still room for more.

The best part? My counters are clean!

Levi is really big on helping right now, so he loves opening the lid to put the recycling into the Rubbermaid bin. Jason likes that it just lifts right out, so he can just grab the handle and take it out to the garage to our big recycling bin.


I like that the bag is not only water-proof, so I don’t have to worry about leaks, but it’s also machine washable, so cleaning up messes is no problem.

The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler retails for about $16 and is available both online and in most Meijer stores.

Want to win a Hidden Recycler of your own?

Just enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: I received my Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler shown above at no cost. Even if they wanted it back, I’d find a way to keep it. Oh, and all opinions are 100% my own 🙂


  1. This would be great! I throw all recycling on the counter in hopes of someone realizing it needs to be taken outside! This could keep everything hidden and out of the way – and would make for fewer trips to the garage to sort the recyclables!

  2. Shannon Jones says:

    Love this!! Such an awesome idea and it would be so helpful! My boys would actually be able to put something in the recycle since our recycle bin is outside.

  3. jennifer capin says:

    this would be perfect for my house

  4. my roommate SUCKS at throwing out recycling AND garbage. this seems like a neat idea especially since his excuse is always, i don’t know where the recycling boxes are. we usually have the recycling boxes in the kitchen but our son thinks what goes in it is toys. so they’re outside now. still amazes me he can’t find them.

  5. Oh, I love this idea! We don’t have any indoor options for recycling and I very much want to recycle. So much stuff sits on my counter. And admittedly if it sits there too long or takes up too much space before I can get it moved out to the big can outside, I will end up just throwing it away. I love this Rubbermaid idea! They are such an innovative company! 🙂 Would love to win one of these.

  6. I actually saw this over the weekend and SO wanted to get one, but don’t have it in my budget right now, so I was out of luck 🙁

  7. I saw this in a post the other day and I TOTALLY wanted it!!! We try to recycle but I have this sneaking suspicion that the hubby gets a wee bit lazy somewhere between the kitchen and the garbage cans… It’s a great idea!

  8. This is great. I love that it just attaches to the inside of the cabinet.

  9. This would be awesome under my sink!

  10. Carrie Phelps says:

    Right now I have a large yellow cat litter bucket in my kitchen I use for recycling that I empty into a larger bin in the basement. It would be so nice to have this MUCH more attractive bin in my kitchen!

  11. Sandra K321 says:

    We do TONS of recycling, but it seems I’m the only one that actually takes the recycling from the kitchen counter to the garage where the bins are. This would make it easier for everyone else to put things in the bin.

  12. We currently use a bag under the sink, but this would be so much more convenient!

  13. Way better than plastic bags to store recyclables.

  14. Trisha W. says:

    This would certainly be neater than the trash can we have sitting out in our kitchen that collects our recyclables.

  15. I like that you can wash the container, a big plus.

  16. Holy moly. This is perfect, we have a dying ground of recycling on our counter. Which means I get it done but it would be nice not to look at it all the time!

  17. Candis Peterson says:

    I love this!!!! This would solve the problem of the cluttered dish drying rack that I have:) I hate the way it looks.

  18. Toni Hutchison says:

    This would be a great addition to the new house my son and I are renting! Living in apartments the last 3 years, we didn’t have the option of recycling. NOW…I am ready to get back on the wagon! Thanks for the information. I’ll be looking into this, even if I don’t win. 🙂

  19. This would be nice to have. We currently use an ugly bin (bought at a garage sale) on our kitchen counter. We dump it into recycling every night, but still, it’s ugly!

  20. kimberly b says:

    can’t wait to start teaching my kids about recycling

  21. We are big recyclers here. I’d love to have this because we have 1 recycling can inside the house and it doesn’t seem like enough!

  22. jeannine s says:

    Our recyling takes over also. Our bun is in the basement since our kitchen is not big enough for it. I let it pile up and then take it down

  23. Charlotte Robinson says:

    What a great idea! And it wouldn’t have to be just for recycling… it could be for storing plastic bags and stuff like that.

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