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Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler Review and Giveaway

At my current house, we do not have a recycling program. I've never liked this and now that I am moving into the new house in less than a week, am excited to start recycling.  When I was contacted by Rubbermaid for review their new Hidden Recycler, I knew that this would be great to help me get started recycling.

This recycler can go right on a cupboard door and collapses if it is not filled. I like this because it takes up less space that way. It is big enough to fit at least a weeks worth of recycling. I like that it is machine washable in case you spill something sticky in the bag.  The bag is very functional and I am excited to start using it. It takes about a minute to put together and is easy to clean. 

Here is some information about the features of the product:
  • Easy attachment to a cabinet door with hooks 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 recycler is very affordable at only $15.99.  It can be purchased online or at Meijer. Finally, the bag is also made from recycled materials which is very neat. I like this hidden recycler and would definitely recommend it.

Disclosure: I received this product for free to test out. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.

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68 comments:

  1. We reuse everything we can rather than throw it out around here. For example, coffee grounds can be added to the brown material from the compost pile to enhance nutriion to the plants in the garden (plants love the acidity from the grounds and really respond by growing beautifully). We also take the wax from our candle warming system and instead of tossing it out when it loses it's scent, we pour the wax into a glass spaghetti jar with a new wick and we make multi-colored emergency candles for when the electricity goes out during storms. We have hundreds of ideas that we enthusiastically use. This would be a very wonderful prize to add to our conservation efforts!
    jill24295@yahoo.com

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  2. I use a brita insead of bottled water

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  3. I recycle everything.... plastic bottles, cans...etc

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  4. i make sure to keep it convenient to recycle b/c i'm more likely to do it then

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  5. I reuse as much as possible before recycling or throwing away. I inherited an eye for an item's 'possibilities' from my grandmother, who did this long before it was 'green'! I use a lot of items that others might toss out in various craft projects. It's really fun to try to find an object's true potential!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  6. My fave tip is to think about the life cycle of every product you buy BEFORE you buy it. Can you get something else that will equal zero waste? Do you even need it? Etc.

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  7. Currently, we keep our in large totes then we have to drive to get them recycled. We recycle paper, plastic and aluminum
    sandy1955@comcast.net

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  8. we crush the cans to make more fit in the bag
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  9. We recycle and use Brita or a filter in our refrigerator.

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  10. We recycle newspaper, glass and metal cans. We also turn off lights and ceiling fans when not in a room.

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  11. We save our cans! It doesn't hurt that Michigan has a ten cent deposit:)

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  12. Recycle as much as you can, and take back bottles you pay deposits for. Also, avoid hand washing so much and use the dishwasher more. That means not buying a lot of kitchen items that cannot be put in a dishwasher.

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  13. use the dishwater to water houseplants (the rinse pan)
    retirenavalflyer(at)gmail.com

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  14. rinse dishes on top of other soaped up dishes to conserve water!

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  15. Tiffini Lance (kittey1994@yahoo.com)April 18, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    you can make your own earth friendly cleaning supplys

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  16. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    GET YOU KIDS INVOLVED IN RECYCLING

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  17. I use a tote whenever I can, I use a lot of earth friendly cleaners, lots that I make myself. And we have new energy saving bulbs in the house.
    chocho1957 at hotmail.com

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  18. We compost, keep a small garden, and collect rain water to reduce our impact on the environment.

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  19. Sounds like a great idea! I currently rinse everthing thoroughly and use totes (before that there was a corner area on the counter designated for recycling. It was both an eyesore and used up space.)

    I use totes for shopping, reuse milk jugs to catch rainwater and grow herbs and ride a motorcylce. The motorcylce may not seem green but it gets much better mileage on gas. (I'm trying)

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  20. We have rain barrels to use for watering the garden and house plants.

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  21. WE really try to save cans where we can!

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  22. We compost!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  23. I lowered the thermostat on my hot water heater.
    Susan Chester

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  24. separate recyceables

    edq143 aT YahOO dOT CoM

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  25. I like to reuse as much as possible. For example, we moved recently and bought some new appliances that came wrapped in large pieces of plastic--voila! "New" drop cloths for painting. The little plastic parts that come on a loaf of bread to hold it closed also works well for bags of frozen veggies once they are opened.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  26. we no longer use paper towels. instead, we use microfiber towels in the kitchen! thanks for the chance to win!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I have a rain barrel for water for the garden and potted plants, and I keep a bucket in our shower to collect water while waiting for it to warm up. I use that to flush the toilet.
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

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  28. recycle-reuse and trade!

    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  29. We use Paper Retriever to recycle and help our community.

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  30. Unplug all small appliances until you need to use them—save lots of electricity and $$$$!

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  31. My son loves recycling so I get him to help!

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  32. We reuse alot of containers for lunches so that they get used multiple times before recycling :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  33. turns off water while brushing teeth


    letessha@yahoo.com

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  34. We reuse all glass jars. From the store room to outside for mini green houses.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  35. Whenever I'm washing dishes I'll start with very little water and start by washing the "cleanest" one first then rinse over the soapy water and continue in this manner. (The rinsing eventually adds enough water for pots, etc) After a few dishes the soapy water may be dirty and need to be refilled so before I drain the sink I'll "pre-rinse" any extra dirty dishes in the already dirty water that way when I go to hand wash them or even load them into the dishwasher they'll be easier to wash.

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  36. I resue different pieces of my trash to make my own eco friendly mulch for my garden. saves money and makes my garden look great!

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  37. we use canvas grocery bags mverno@roadrunner.com

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  38. Reuse plastic containers as much as you possibly can!!!!!!

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  39. I use dry shampoo a couple of times per week to save time, energy and water (I still shower, but it's just a lot shorter).

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  40. we try to avoid to buy products what can't be recycled as much as possible

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  41. i cut up old towels to use as rags for small spills and wiping that can be washed and reused rather than paper towel waste
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  42. I just recycle anything I can. And reuse what I can too.

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  43. We only run a full dishwasher or washing machine.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  44. using a timer on my water heater
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  45. We recycle everything we can and do not use any plastics like plates or silverware.

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  46. Using vinegar and water for every day cleaning is my favorite tip!

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  47. I try to pay and get my bills online.

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  48. I try to pay and get my bills online.

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  49. We recycle as much as we can (newspapers, cans, bottles,clothes,old furniture,toys)

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  50. We save our cans and give them to down on their luck people to recycle.

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  51. use let water in the shower
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. we dont use plastic bags anymore
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. This winter I lowered my thermostat down to 64 and put on a sweater-saved a lot and I was very comfortable. I also recycle everything I can and donate unwanted but usable items to my local animal shelter's garage sale-doing good in several ways!


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  54. Put the recycle box near the trash so you will never be tempted to throw away something you can recycle.

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  55. I love recycling cans because it also gives me a little extra money

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  56. we teach our kids to recycle everything and not to waste anything
    lgothard@comcast.net

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  57. I recycle everything. My outside garbage can is larger than my recycle bin, I need a larger bin.

    Thank you for the entry,

    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  58. We have recently been turning off the water while we brush our teeth. It saves a bunch on the water bill and really helps the environment as well! :)

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  59. Favorite tip is to line dry laundry as much as possible as dyers waste electricity!

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  60. trying to wash full loads and turn off lights...

    caden at pineland.net

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  61. create a compost pile for waste food

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  62. subscribe via email using ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  63. Putting the recycle bin next to the trash bin helps remind everyone to recycle. It is a habit you have to get used to but is worthit.

    a marie hj saver

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  64. Our family and girl scout troop likes to upcycle things like capri sun pouches and cookie to go cups.

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  65. We keep several garbage cans in our barn for each type of recyclables.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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