How do you deal with/dispose of recycling in the kitchen

(32 Posts)
Trickymoments Fri 03-Jun-16 17:40:54

We have a small kitchen and so not room for another pedestal bin. We pile wrappers & comtainers to be recycled on the windowsill & then take out at end of day (usually!!).
I can't stand it as there always seems to be a pile of rubbish on view for all to see.

What do other people do?

Emochild Fri 03-Jun-16 17:45:15

I have one of those flexi tubs that sits on top of the bin that the recycling goes in and then emptied into the wheelie bin daily

The fact that its on top of the bin reminds people to use it rather than filling up the kitchen bin

TollgateDebs Fri 03-Jun-16 22:15:00

We have a slide out cabinet bin, with two compartments, so one for waste / one for recycling, which was a bargain from Wickes. It has a top covering the bins when they are pushed back in, so we keep cleaning supplies on this, which makes for a good use of space.

dementedpixie Fri 03-Jun-16 22:18:01

We have a 2 compartment bin with one side recycling and other general waste (we have a mixed recycling collection). My sister has a bag for life on a hook and uses that for recycling

bushtailadventures Fri 03-Jun-16 22:21:10

I've just bought a double bin for the kitchen, so one side for recycling, one for everything else.Like this: Recycling Bin
I'm hopeful it will solve the problem of worktops covered in stuff waiting to be taken out, assuming everyone uses the right side anyway.

Ohwoolballs Fri 03-Jun-16 22:23:07

Bag for life on the back of the kitchen door handle that gets emptied into the green recycling bin when overflowing full. grin
Also have a gift bag (of all things( that is sat in the bathroom for upstairs recycling like loo roll tubes and shampoo bottles, that one gets emptied every fortnight on green bin day.

CointreauVersial Fri 03-Jun-16 22:25:30

A slide-out bin in one of the cupboards - once section for paper, one for mixed recycling,

ExtraHotLatteToGo Fri 03-Jun-16 22:28:18

Tesco 'Every Little Helps' bag for life, next to the bin.

I'm putting a new kitchen in and would love to have the bin/recycling in a pull out arrangement in a cupboard, but it's a smallish kitchen with 3 doors & it seems like a bit of a waste of space that could be used for storage

PlymouthMaid1 Fri 03-Jun-16 22:39:45

Like others above, tough carrier bag sitting on bin and emptied every couple of days.

StillRabbit Sun 03-Jul-16 18:35:51

Two compartment slide out bin from IKEA, one section for non recyclable waste, other for food waste. Small basket next to this bin for plastic and metal which I empty into the crate outside daily. We have a basket by the front door for paper/cardboard waste.

kimlo Sun 03-Jul-16 18:41:47

I take it straight out to the outside bin.

MyBreadIsEggy Sun 03-Jul-16 18:46:56

I have a plastic storage box that lives under the kitchen table. All the dry recycling gets banged in there and emptied every day or every other day

Lighteningirll Sun 03-Jul-16 18:49:16

Pile it up on the work surface, shout at dh, take it out to bin.

dementedma Sun 03-Jul-16 18:53:26

I have a big plastic box by the kitchen bin for bottles and cans, and another box by the kitchen door for paper and card. I take them out to the wheelie bins regularly. Everyone else just balances things up like some game of recycling Jenga. I am very pro re-cycling, but it's a pain in the arse for those of us who don't have utility rooms or garages.

Polkadot1974 Mon 04-Jul-16 22:05:47

Pile it up on the sink with cardboard slid down alongside it until it falls off then take to bin, whilst chunnering about it being me doing it again. Husband puts it in a carrier bag and ignores it.

trickyex Mon 04-Jul-16 22:09:24

I stash it in a trug type basket and take it out every couple of days.
It does take up a lot of room.
No space for integral bins etc....

OliveBranchCollins Mon 04-Jul-16 22:18:54

I take it straight out to the bins

plipplops Mon 04-Jul-16 22:33:23

Plastic ikea box under sink for plastic and card, when it's full empty it into green box in garage. Paper goes in a pile next to it (under sink), we don't seem to get through much paper. Glass dumped on the side and into green box in garage when I next go outside (don't use much glass either, maybe one item every other day?)

PolterGoose Tue 05-Jul-16 20:05:39

We've got this ridiculously expensive bin.

cheminotte Tue 05-Jul-16 20:18:30

Hessian bag hung up in under stairs cupboard for all recycling except glass. Gets emptied when full.

Flisspaps Tue 05-Jul-16 20:38:43

I have 3 small swing lid bins on the worktop. Red for rubbish, green for recyclables, black for card and paper.

Usually the rubbish is left to fester beside them as we are quite lazy wink

Nerris Tue 05-Jul-16 20:42:08

Brabantia pull out double bin, tall and reasonably deep. We have a small kitchen so didnt want recycling bags all over rhe floor. A great buy.

Fluffy40 Tue 05-Jul-16 20:45:18

Massive ikea box under work surface, gets emptied every two days or so,

FiddleFigs Wed 06-Jul-16 16:20:31

We've got the same ridiculously expensive bin that PolterGoose has. I felt stupid for spending so much on a bin, but I have a small kitchen diner, and no space for multiple bins/baskets etc. I'm v happy to have spent stupid money on the bin.

PolterGoose Wed 06-Jul-16 16:37:13

Me too Figs, it was money well spent smile

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