Monday, April 9, 2012

Rubbermaid - Hidden Recycler Review and Giveaway

I wouldn't say that I'm a leader in environmentalism or eco-friendliness, but there are a few steps that I've been in the habit of for a while now.  One way that I try to reduce my carbon footprint is by recycling.  My city actually has a recycling program where they will come around and pick up our cardboard, aluminum, and paper products once a week.  It saves on the money we have to pay for trash stickers and I feel good knowing that the products aren't just being dumped in a landfill to lay for several years.

Rubbermaid recently introduced the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler that gets recyclables off the counter and hidden out of sight.  Features of the product include:

Easy attachment to a cabinet door with hoods included with the product or screws

A convenient handle allows the bag to easily be transported to wherever your recycling is stored for pick-up or transport.

A 5 gallon bag that holds up to 36 12-ounce cans and can fit a milk jug

The bag has a leak-proof liner and is machine washable to make it easy to clean after any unexpected spills.

The bag is soft-sided allowing for flexibility inside any cabinet.

The bag and all packaging is made from recyclable material, and the product is recyclable.

The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler comes packaged in compact form.  Minor assembly is required and hardware is included.  Although it wasn't hard to put together, it's not one of those products that can just be constructed without first reading the instructions.  I'll admit, I tried bypassing the instructions and going straight to the construction.  It didn't go so well!  That's because there's a specific way for the lid to go on and for the top of the cloth to stay in place on the plastic handles.  After I read the instructions (which I should've done in the first place), it was easy sailing.

I've been using the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler at camp. Although I am a stickler for recycling at home, it's not as easy to do at camp because there's no designated area to place recyclables and you're not allowed to leave any sort of trash out.  Now that I have the Hidden Recycler, I'm able to reduce waste and recycle my products by placing them in the Hidden Recycler and then taking them home after the weekend's over to place in my city recycle bin.  A lot of times, I'll put aluminum cans and small cardboard packages in the Hidden Recycler.  To keep it out of view, I've attached the Hidden Recyler to a cabinet door using the included over-the-door hooks.  When it's time to go home from camp, I take the Hidden Recyler along with me and dump the recycables to where they belong.  After a quick wipedown to remove any liquids or small messes, the Hidden Recycler is ready to be used again.  The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler is handy and enables me to recycle, even when I'm not at home.

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One person will win a Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler.

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I received product for review from Rubbermaid.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.


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44 comments:

eclairre said...

I want a rubbermaid bento!

Sandy VanHoey said...

I like their lunchlbox sandwich kits
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latanya said...

Bento boxes in paprika

rubynreba said...

I'd like to try the reveal spray mop
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GabbyLowe said...

Filter Frsh Water Bottle

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katychick said...

we need a 150 qt cooler for the summer
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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd like the 2 in 1 Recycler.
Jennifer Rote
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gibberish said...

I like the Rubbermaid Bento Boxes in Paprika.
gibberish (Julie G.)

Heather! said...

I like the Front Seat Organizer!

Thanks!
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jodi lasher said...

I like the lunchbloxe's

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Slide Out Lid & Pan Organizer
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Anna F said...

ActionPacker® - that is what I would like

MJD's Mommy said...

I would love to have the Patio Storage Bench.

Kelly

Nancy Rodriguez said...

I'd love to have the Reveal Spray Mop.

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?spaceId=Mudroom(RubbermaidSpaces)&CatName=CleaningUtility&SubcatId=SprayMopping&Prod_ID=RP091920

Wendy Rozema said...

I would love to have the Reveal Spray Mop Kit

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I'd love to get some Bento Boxes as well as the large drawer they sell to use in your pantry - definitely come in handy.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I need to redo our closets:

4-8 Ft Deluxe Configurations Kits

debijackson said...

bentos boxes

Marisa M said...

I'd also like their Bento set in Paprika.
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Catie said...

I'd love to have the Front Seat Organizer!

corey said...

I like the Large Deck Box with Seat. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Their customizable closet kits!

DEBIJOT said...

I like the 2-in-1 recycler

Debbie Petts said...

The Lunch Blox Sandwich Kit.

bison61 said...

Patio Storage Bench

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Denise G said...

Pan organizer

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aperry said...

the Glass with Easy Find Lids

amymccarty1985 said...

I really like the new Flexible Sweeper
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jakiesmom said...

i like the medium deck box with seat
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LT said...

I would love the Patio Storage Bench!

ksceviour said...

I would like the bento boxes in paprika.
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Shannon said...

I would like to try the slide out pan organizer

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jenzen69 said...

I would love the rubbermaid bento boxes in espresso

Bree said...

I also want a 2 in 1 Recycler!

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ababe28 said...

I'd also like to try the 2 in 1 recycler

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Lee-Ann said...

I'd love to have the Bento system.

Emillie Rose said...

Bento in Chadwick
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Christine Jessamine said...

i love the bento storage boxes!

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kellyr78 said...

I would like the Spray Mop
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g8torgrrl said...

I think the LunchBlox Salad Kit would be super handy. Keeps all the parts separate!

pmj said...

The lunch blox
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Tylerpants said...

I'd like to have Rubbermaid Patio Storage Bench! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

lmurley2000 said...

i would like to have their recycling bins

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Unknown said...

Rubbermaid makes excellent products, I own alot of your products.