Short on Space? Invest in a Smart Space-Saving Recycling Bin
If you’re an avid recycler already, or you want to just recycle more in general, wouldn’t it be great to have a proper space for recycling, where you could sort the different materials all ready for your collection?
But the reality is, many of us just don’t have the space. You’ll know what we mean if you have a small kitchen or you live in a flat or apartment, and you have to resort to hanging up plastic bags around the kitchen to collect your recyclables as you go. It might work for you, but bags full of recyclables get in your way, and they do kind of spoil the look of your kitchen.
If you don’t have the space for recycling, it can be tempting to just put everything in your household waste bin where it will end up in landfill. But don’t get disheartened, there are ways that you can recycle more, even when you don’t have a lot of space.
Check the label
Many people are stumped by recycling labels, but the most common ones you see will help you tell whether something can be recycled or not. Different councils have different rules though so if in doubt, check their website. Generally speaking though, if you see:
‘Widely recycled’ on the label, it means go ahead and recycle it, and at least 75% of local authorities recycle this item.
‘Check locally’ means that you should check that your council recycles this item. Between 20 and 75% of local authorities recycle this item.
‘Not recycled’ means that less than 20% of councils accept this item for recycling. If in doubt, check.
Check what recycling options are nearby
If your council does not accept certain items for recycling, don’t worry because it’s not your only option. Does your local supermarket have a collection point for plastic bags and bread bags? Is there a recycling bank nearby for plastic bottles or textiles? You can still save items from landfill, stop them from cluttering up your kitchen, and recycle them conveniently.
Flatten your waste to recycle more
If you have a recycling bin in your kitchen but it soon fills up, remember to condense your waste as much as you can to create more space. Flatten any cardboard, squash cans and plastic bottles, and put papers in a flat pile.
Invest in a space-saving bin
If you’re short on space, investing in a bin where you can separate your recyclables and general waste is your best bet.
Our kitchen recycling bins can fix any home recycling problem and they make recycling at home safer, easier, and more convenient.
You’ll find everything you need in our range, whether you’re short on space, concerned about odours, or you need a convenient way of dividing and sorting your waste. What’s even better is that they look the part too. Our contemporary designs will fit in with any kitchen. Who said recycling can’t be stylish?
Our space-saving recycling bins
Our Simplehuman Butterfly Recycler 2 x 20 Litre is designed especially for kitchens where space is restricted. It will fit nice and easily under a kitchen counter, and it has 2 compartments for the easy separation of waste and recyclables. The bin is made from high quality matt stainless steel with a fingerprint proof coating to ensure that grubby hand marks don’t cramp its style.
It’s fitted with a heavy duty step pedal which can withstand constant use. The lid has a rotary damper to help the lid close quietly and an anti-skid base fitted to stop the can from moving around and damaging your flooring.
Unique butterfly style lid opening
Matt stainless steel finish
Soft close lid
Extra strong steel pedal
2 x 20 Litre compartments
This bin is ideal for locations where floor space is restricted. It has a narrow butterfly 2-part opening which allows the bin to be placed in small spaces and under countertops. It’s made from matt stainless steel and is finished in a fingerprint proof coating to ensure it doesn’t end up covered in grubby handprints.
This bin is designed to complement all modern kitchens, and it comes complete with two 20-litre liners for the separation of recyclable materials, a soft closing lid mechanism, an integrated front handle, and wheels to ensure the pedal can be moved easily.
40 Litre total capacity
Matt stainless steel finish
Butterfly opening (lid opens in 2 parts)
Integrated front handle
Wheels for easy moving
This stylish pedal bin has three colour-coded, removable 9 litre recycling buckets inside. The yellow, green and brown compartments help you organise your biodegradable waste from other recyclables in the same space-saving bin. This bin is an easy to use, smart addition to any kitchen.
This bin is available in a range of colours and finishes, from stainless steel, to white, silver, red, vanilla or black.
Outer casing stainless steel or corrosion resistant steel
Black plastic lid
Internal pedal mechanism
Ergonomically designed wide black plastic foot pedal
3 x 9 litres removable inner bins (green, brown, yellow)
Would you like to know more about our space-saving bins or any of our other recycling bins? Call our expert sales team on 01684 292727 or drop us a line at [email protected]