Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler |Review & Giveaway

May 17, 2012

Our recycling habits over the last year of us living in this home (where we pay the garbage bill) has evolved tremendously. *Horrible to admit, I know*

Unfortunately – until a few months ago – it looked like a whole lot of garbage piling up in the corner of the kitchen.

We would put out a paper bag, and the bag got more and more full, balancing one item on top of the other – until the balancing act failed.  THAT’s when would bring it down to the recycle bin.

(Garbage is my husbands ONE job that I refuse to give in to, so yes, it piles up sometimes.)

I never really thought about a using a container.  — That is until Rubbermaid contacted me about their 2-in-1 container.


Genius. Serious!

We don’t have to sort our recycling because it all gets put into the same can – but having an enclosed place for our recycling? Genius.

I love the handles on each of the compartments which allows us to carry the recycling down and dump it, without touching it or using any other bags.DSC03430

*I* have even brought the can downstairs a few times to dump it out *GASP* I know!!!

Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler is an all-in-one location for sorting recyclables.  The features of this product include:
– Keeps recyclables off the counter by giving them a place to live in your kitchen
– The bottom tilt out bin holds a standard 8-gallon trash bag AND features LinerLock bag management, so your bag stays put and does not slip
– Both the top and bottom bin have convenient handles when needed to transport recyclables to wherever your recycling is stored for pick-up or transport
– The 2-in-1 Recycler fits more recyclables while using 25% less floor space compared to typical divided containers
– Made with recyclable materials, and is recyclable itself

If you have to sort recycling, I think this would be a great addition to the kitchen – in that you can keep things separated in the compartments.

I do feel like it gets full really fast.  But then again, so did my corner of kitchen when I used paper bags to collect and stack recycling. It might also help if I broke down all the boxes and stepped on the plastic bottles before putting them in the 2-in-1 Recycler.  But, That takes effort Winking smile

It encourages me to empty it on a more frequent basis, therefore keeping the hassle of dealing with TOO much garbage to a minimum. DSC03428

I am often trying to rearrange the can to fit more things in, and then I realize that it is just a quick lift and carry to get downstairs to have an empty container!


I took it all apart today to take the pictures – and Andrew put it all back together by himself.  He’s 3.  So If you’re looking for a great job for kids to help you with, this would be a great place to start!

Buy It!

The 2-in-1 Recycler is available for purchase online at as well as available in store at Meijer and retails for appx. $43.99.

Win It!!!!

One Lucky Reader will win a Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler (ERV $44)

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: leave a relevant comment on this post

Then: Fill out the Rafflecopter Form below!

Be sure to come back each day for Extra Entries!!!

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Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 25th, 2012.


  1. MommaMary says:

    I would love to win this great recycle bin. I like that each section as a carry handle.

  2. This would be great, right now I am using a cardboard box which is not very attractive.

  3. Janelle Prentice says:

    We use the paper bag method too! I would love to get one of these so my kitchen doesn’t look like a trash heap anymore!

  4. Karen Joyce says:

    This would SO help us out! My 10 month old is constantly getting into the old trash can we are using for recycling and this would fit in out pantry!

  5. sarah rainwater says:

    I love this item! Seems like it really help with the clutter.

  6. his would be so helpful. We mainstream recycle so that Glass, Plastic, and cans all from the kitchen plus others. Awesome giveaway!
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  7. This would be really helpful, especially since we could have it pre-sorted to take to be recycled. I would love to have an area set up for it.

  8. Robin Quick says:

    I really would love to have this! Its a great product!

  9. this would be great- i recycle cans and newspapers
    tcogbill at live dot com

  10. debbie jackson says:

    we use the plastic bag method to recycle cans and glass

  11. Anne Perry says:

    have been trying to win one… I should just buy it!! Great for out kitchen

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My daughter keeps 3 baskets in her kitchen for recycling. This is just a great product they came up with

  13. I live in a small 1 bdrm apt. My kitchen is small so this would be a perfect space saver. I also recycle and it’s in bags all over my kitchen which makes it looks messy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    This is nice, I have the small one that you put on your door. It don’t hold a whole lot, but I won it, it’s nice just small.
    thanks for the giveaway

  15. My husband would love this! Our current recycling situation is a bunch of big boxes set up in the laundry room, and he’s getting really tired of all the clutter! I’d love to surprise him with a much easier system.

  16. Ashley E. says:

    This is genius! Would eliminate an extra container in our pantry!!

  17. amanda roach says:

    thanks for the great giveaway

  18. jodi lasher says:

    This would come in so handy for me and make my recycling alot easier..

  19. Denise C says:

    Right now, my recyclables are scattered all over my kitchen counter. It’s messy and takes up valuable real estate….counter space is short around here!

  20. Harmony B says:

    Great easy way to get the kids involved in recycling

  21. Maria T says:

    i love recycling so this would be great!

  22. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Think this would be great to get me more eager to recycle
    vmkids3 At msn dot com

  23. Carrie Phelps says:

    I have been a recycler now for about 16 years. I now live in an area that requires you to use a specific colored garbage bag that you must purchase. This is so wonderful as it has forced my community to save money with recycling. Every neighborhood should enforce this!!

  24. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    We currently use a plastic bag hanging in our pantry so we would to win this!

  25. Michelle S says:

    I would really love to win this! It would be easier than going to the garage every single time I need the recycle bin.

  26. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    This would be great to win

  27. Rachel C says:

    Looks convenient!

  28. LaTanya says:

    I love Rubbermaid products!

  29. I’d love this in order to separate plastics and aluminum

  30. Carrie D. says:

    What a neat way to organize your recycling. Being the neat-freak that I am, I would love this! Much better than my trash bag of recycling that is constantly spilling in my storage closet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Chelsea W says:

    We literally have 4 different bins for recycling different packaging right now, so this would help out SO much

  32. Rubbermaid has the best organizers…we have in our drawers, our garage for sports equip storage, and of course food containers. Life without would be messy and this is just one more thing to help a family get organized! thanks!

  33. Marisa May says:

    This would be so much nicer looking and more efficient than the cardboard box we’re using now for our recyclables!

  34. This would really help us. We use a cardboard box to collect our recycling.


  35. this is great — convinient, nice looking, great for any family

  36. Katie R says:

    This product looks really easy to empty. It’s definitely better than the paper bag I use now

  37. Jodi Kershuk says:

    This is a good looking recycle bin! Lots of times, I have boxes full of things, this would clean that up.

  38. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to win this because we currently put our recyclables in an old milk crate in the garage.

  39. Tari Lawson says:

    This would be so useful in my home. Right now I put my paper recyclables in a bag hanging on my pantry. Not ideal.

  40. Shaunda Eppes says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. We really need this for our cans.

  41. EMMA L HORTON says:


  42. Virginia Rowell says:

    I would love to have this, I am using old little tash cans on my back porch right now!

  43. bonnye sensenig says:

    I think this system is fantastic- and we could REALLY use it here in Maine where we have both single stream and beverage can recycling, separately.

  44. deana c says:

    This would be a great recycling system for my house.

  45. We are fortunate that our town recently started a recycling program. Makes it so simple for us to recycle!

  46. This is exactly what I need

  47. judy gregory says:

    Recycling needs to be a higher priority in areas like where I live. All these country folks just burn what can be burned and what can’t they dump in the gulley.

  48. elven johnson says:

    I end up putting the cans in a shopping bag on the door handle after they’ve sat on the counter for a day or two to help me remember to take them out.

  49. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    This would be a huge improvement to what I’m doing now…I have a bin on the porch and have to walk outside everytime I have something recyclable to throw out.

  50. Monique Rizzo says:

    This would make recycling VERY Convenient.
    Thanks for the chance.

  51. This is a neat idea if you have to sort everything, I’m lucky enough we just put everything in one bin and they sort it theer

  52. Angela Cisco says:

    My current recycling system isn’t much of a system at all. Having one of these would certainly help, thank you for the chance.

  53. amy deeter says:

    i would love to own this.thanks for the chance

  54. This would be great to have, I need one :o)

  55. i love to recycle

  56. Melissa P. says:

    I just heard that our parish is about to begin curbside recycling pickup.

  57. R Hicks says:

    This is perfect for keeping things better organized and compact to put out of the way

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  59. I’m moving to a new house this summer and will need a recycler for the first time.

  60. Sarah L says:

    This looks great. Better than the boxes I use now.
    Thanks for the contest.

  61. This would really help our recycling efforts!

  62. Stephanie Grant says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, this would come in useful in our home.

  63. navauda miller says:

    this is possibly the coolest thing ever

  64. Kim Reid says:

    This product would help me recycle my aluminum cans, etc. without having all the clutter around the kitchen!
    Thanks 🙂

  65. Patrice says:

    I’ve wanted one of these for a while. This would be a great win!

  66. Christine says:

    use the plastic bag method

  67. Ross Hassel says:

    I love their lunch blox.

  68. Sheila Foley says:

    nice review. love the design

  69. caitlyn says:

    This is such a wonderful idea! We’re still using a spare crate in our apartment for the recycling, and it’s just SO ugly!

  70. Melnaie Montgomery says:

    We could use something like this for our new townhome.

  71. Rachel Newman says:

    This would be great for my small space!

  72. Ronda Patrick says:

    Thank You for this wonderful giveaway! It’s great to support such a wonderful green item! : )

  73. Miz Vickik says:

    This would be great for reducing counter top clutter– thanks!

  74. Donna L says:

    I could use this. We recycle a lot of trash. This would get it off my counter.

  75. Jessica A says:

    This would be awesome, right now we use plastic bags.

  76. Breanne says:

    I’d love to win this for my mom.

  77. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I know about the unsightliness of reycling . Garbage is garbage. And Rubbermaid is to the rescue.

  78. Jessica says:

    This would be great, our recycling method is not very efficient right now.

  79. Thanks for the giveaway!

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