Practical Kitchen Recycling Storage Solutions all Homes Need

Kitchen Recycling Storage Solutions Products and Tips

Featured here are several products and tips that will help you find the best kitchen recycling solutions for your kitchen and home.

If like me you love to recycle as much garbage as it is possible to do, you will be interested in these home recycling center ideas.

One of the greatest problems you can encounter with home recycling is getting the rest of the family on board. I actually get very cross when a piece of trash is discarded into the wrong bin, the family will learn one day I hope!

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Anyway, these ideas and solutions for storing recyclables will help others in your home to place the right material into the proper section.

✅ 3 Compartment Recycle Trash Can

The Step N' Sort, 3 Compartment 12 Gallon/45 Litre Trash and Recycling Bin

These are a great idea for organizing the trash you want to recycle. They have three compartments so it only takes a moment to put the trash in the right section.

They even have handy pedals so you don’t have to wrangle a lid every time you use it.

✅ Dual Compartment Recycle Bin

This is a large soft close lid dual compartment recycle bin.

It comprises 3 separate trash bin containers for all your kitchen waste.

iTouchless 16 Gallon Kitchen Dual Step Trash Can & Recycle Bin, Stainless Steel, includes 2 x 8 Gallon (30L) Removable Inner Buckets, Soft Close Lid and Airtight, for Home, Office, Business

✅ 3 Color-Coded Home Recycling Center Bins

These color coded bin bags help you and your family to separate out your recycling waste, easily and quickly.

ANUANT Separate Recycling Waste Bin Bags for Kitchen Office in Home - Recycle Garbage Trash Sorting Bins Organizer Waterproof Baskets Compartment Container Big Size 4 Bags Set

✅ Touchless Motion Sensing Recycling Bin for the Kitchen

You can use this bin to separate out your rubbish so that it can be recycled.

Inside the bin are two recycling containers that are easily removed to an outside bin when full.

A feature I love on this sensor bin are the caster wheels, so you can easily move the garbage bin when cleaning the kitchen floor. Alternatively, the bin can be moved near to the area the trash is being generated.

It has a smart look that will look great in any modern kitchen.

iTouchless 16 Gallon Touchless Sensor Trash Can/ Recycle Bin with Wheels, 60 Liter Stainless Steel Dual-Compartment (2 x 8 Gallon) Kitchen Recycling and Garbage Trashcan

✅ Recycling Kitchen Step Trash Can

Here is an attractive yet practical dual compartment pedal bin that will help you sort out your recyclables.

A feature I like with these type of step cans is that using the pedal as you can open the lid without touching it. So useful if you hands are mucky when cooking.

simplehuman 46 Liter / 12.2 Gallon Rectangular Dual Compartment Recycling Kitchen Step Trash Can, Brushed Stainless Steel

✅ Attractive Compost Bin for Kitchen Countertops

Any keen gardener will know the value of composting food waste.

One problem with collecting kitchen food scraps for the compost heap or worm farm is that smells can leak out. This bin overcomes this with a replaceable charcoal filter in the lid designed for odor control.

It is great that this indoor composter bin is attractive enough to sit out on your kitchen countertops. Although it is also small enough to fit into a kitchen cabinet.

Third Rock Countertop Compost Bin with Lid - 1.0 Gallon Compost Bucket - Premium Dual Layer Powder Coated Carbon Steel Countertop Compost Bin - Includes Charcoal Filter

✅ Brabantia Kitchen Recycling Bin

This kitchen trash can from Brabantia has 3 different sections that allows you to sort your recycling,

The long legs raise the container up so you don’t have to bend over to discard your waste.

Brabantia Bo Touch Bin with Plastic Buckets, 3 x 11 L-Matt Steel Fingerprint Proof, 3 Inner

✅ Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Recycle Bin

Keep all your recycling well out of sight with this useful trash bin designed to sit out of sight inside a kitchen cabinet.

It is just a moment’s effort to pull out this set of bins when you want to discard your recyclables.

tonchean Pull Out Cabinet Trash Can, 20 Quart + 10 Quart Cupboard Cabinet Waste Bin, Kitchen Under Cabinet Recycling Bin with Soft-Close Slides for Garbage Classification

✅ Plastic Liner Garbage Bag Idea for Recycling Bulk

Sometimes you just have too much recyclable materials for your trash cans. I’m thinking after a party you might have a load of glass and plastic bottles to recycle.

The solution is to collect these up in a large and strong bags or bin liners made strong enough to hold recycling. As the bags are blue and transparent it prevents the recycling accidentally being throw out with the garbage.

Recycling Trash Bags, 33 Gallon, (100 case w/Ties) 33"W x 39"H, Large Blue Garbage Bags, 1.2 Mil (Blue)

✅ Trash and Recycle Stickers

I like these stickers that show what category of waste a recycle bin takes. So useful if you find your family placing the recycling in the wrong bins.

This pack comprises 4 inch circle stickers.

Pixelverse Design - Trash Can Recycle Compost Sticker Set - UV Indoor & Outdoors Kitchen Recycling Vinyl Decal - 6 Pack 4x4 Inches

How do I organize my small kitchen for recycling?

  • In a small kitchen it can be a challenge to separate out all your recycling trash. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the space in a small kitchen.
  • Find a plastic bin that you can place all your dry clean recyclables into (don’t put food scraps etc in this bin). When full take this to your outside recycling bins and separate the waste there.
  • Stack newspapers and flatten cardboard boxes, store these flat in a drawer. Alternatively, the under sink cabinet could be home to a small box for this purpose.
  • Consider a pull out home recycling bin to hide everything in one of your kitchen cabinets,
  • Try not to bring excess packaging materials home with you. Either refuse to buy overly packed goods, or discard as much of the packaging at the store.
  • Keep kitchen scraps and organic waste in a bag in the freezer. This means you don’t need a compost container cluttering up your kitchen work surfaces.

How to set up recycling bins at home

It is important to make sure we keep any ugly recycling bins out of view. No one needs to look at these, my top tip for a tidy, organized home is keep them well hidden.

Here are a selection of ideas for your to consider.

  • If you intend to have a trash cans with waste separation sections inside, then make sure it is attractive enough to sit out in full view. There are an extensive range of stainless steel products available that will look great in any kitchen.
  • If you have a minimalist kitchen, you know you need to keep trash out of view. Use the space in your kitchen cabinets, with a pullout kitchen bin.
  • Set up your main recycling outside either in a shed or an enclosure to keep everything looking tidy in your yard. Recycling bins could be located in the same area as your garbage cans.
  • Alternative spaces include utility rooms, walk in pantries and garages. Garage spaces are recommended if you have the type you can walk into directly from your house.

What Can you Recycle in the Kitchen?

Here Chef Duff takes us through the types of plastic commonly found in the kitchen that can be recycled.


As you can see, there is an extensive selection of recycling bins for kitchen trash control.

You no longer need to have ugly waste bin containers cluttering up your kitchen. Just because you recycle doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your tidy kitchen.

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