Friday, April 13, 2012
Spring Cleaning Month: Rubbermaid® Hidden Recycler Review & Giveaway
One of the challenges of recycling is how time consuming and messy it is. With a large recycling container out in the garage, I don't want to make a trip out there for every bottle and can. So, my countertops usually look a mess. When Rubbermaid® announced they were looking for bloggers to review their new Hidden Recycler, I jumped at the chance.
The Hidden Recycler installs in minutes--either with its over the door hooks or screws (included). I opted for the former, since my hubby would go into convulsions if I put screws into the cabinet. You slip the bag over the carrying handle frame and secure it by sliding the tabs on the frame into the slits on the bag.
The 5 gallon bag is made from 65% post-consumer resin and is machine washable. Large enough to fit 1 gallon milk containers, its compact enough to fit inside your cabinet without taking up too much room. Once the unit is full, you simply lift it by the handle and carry it out to your larger recycling container and dump the contents.
The only odor it seems to retain is that of cat food. I rinse my cans well, but the smell of cat food is strong. That's the main reason I tossed the Hidden Recycler in the washing machine. Hint: Before removing the bag from the washing machine, turn it upside down over the washer to remove any water that has gathered in the bottom of the bag. My laundry room floor and my arm got an unexpected bath when I washed it for the first time. I usually hang my bag outside on the line to let it dry before using it again. It doesn't come out dripping wet, so drying doesn't take long.
The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler has made recycling much easier around here. Since the unit has a handle, I can easily carry cans/bottles and paper out to the garage at the same time, and my kitchen looks cleaner all day long. Even if the unit is left full overnight, I don't detect any odor in the kitchen. I highly recommend the Hidden Recycler. It's a fabulous product that is perfect for my busy home.
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