Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler Review and Giveaway

Today I’m going to tell you about the new Hidden Recycler from Rubbermaid.  Some of my favorite household products are manufactured by Rubbermaid – my BPA free water bottle (for my morning smoothie),  laundry tote and most of my storage containers.  I like Rubbermaid products because they are durable and rarely need replacing.  I have been using the the Hidden Recycler for about a week, but I think it made my favorites list within the first 24 hours.  Let me tell you a little about this innovative new product:

The Hidden Recycler attaches to the inside of a cabinet door to collect recyclables out of sight and keeps your counters clear. The bag is durable, machine washable, and made of recycled material. Collect your recyclables and then easily lift the bag from the lid and cabinet by the handle to take them out to your recycle bin.  Here is an overview of the features:

  • Hinged lid attaches to cabinet door with over the door hooks or screws
  • Bag is made from 65% post-consumer resin
  • Bag is machine washable
  • Comfortable handle for transport
  • 5 gallon bag holds 36 uncrushed cans and is large enough to fit 1 gallon milk jugs
  • Great for single stream recyclers
  • Great for apartment living
I don’t know about you, but our recycle bin is not conveniently located to the kitchen.  It isn’t uncommon at all to pile milk jugs, soup cans and cereal boxes on the kitchen counter to be carried to the bin at a later time.  Rubbermaid must have been thinking about my family when they designed this product because it completely eliminated that unsightly habit.  Now we just open the cabinet door, lift the recycler lid and toss the items in.  It holds several days worth of our recyclable kitchen trash and has a waterproof lining – a great idea since Mr. Messy here is famous for not pouring the last bit of soda out of the bottles and cans!  When it gets full I just lift out the bag and dump it into the big bin in the Utility Room.  It keeps things clean and simple and that is a huge plus for me.

So how hard was it to put together?  It wasn’t.  I am the absolute worst at reading assembly instructions and I had this thing together in about 3 minutes.  You just slide the frame under the flaps, secure the tabs in the fabric slits, slide on the lid and then the door hooks – easy peasy!  I should mention that the door hooks don’t have a real wide gap, so if your cabinets are especially thick then they might not slide over.  That’s no problem though because you can secure the frame with screws if you want.  Here is an actual image of the parts list included with the instructions (see, I told you it was simple):

Like with most things I just had to find an alternate use for it.  This one just happened by accident.  When I first received this product our bottom kitchen cabinets were in pieces due to having to remove the doors to fix the plumbing.  I assembled the bag and hung it on a door in our laundry area and found that it worked great for storing dirty rags.  It kept the laundry in our hamper away from the heavily soiled rags we were using to clean the plumbing mess.  I plan to get another one to use for just that purpose (dirty rags).

You can purchase the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler directly from Rubbermaid’s Web Site for $17.99.  There are also links there to find local and online retailers that carry it.  Be sure to visit Rubbermaid on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about this and other products.  Rubbermaid also has a nice Adventuress in Organization Blog where you can learn about all things organized!

The generous folks at Rubbermaid would like to give a Hidden Recycler to one of my readers to try for themselves.  I am giving you several different chances to win one.  Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below (make sure to click “I did this” after each entry or it won’t be counted).  This giveaway will close at 11:59:00 p.m. EST on 04-17-2012 and I will email the winner the next day.  The winner must respond within 48 hours or an alternate will be drawn.  Good luck!

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Rubbermaid provided me with a Hidden Recycler for the purposes of this review and no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and you can read my Disclosure Statement here.

Posted by: on March 26, 2012 under Product Reviews & Giveaways


  1. Great idea not only for the kitchen but for workshop or craft room.

  2. Brenda Sanford says:

    LOve the dirty rag idea!! I would use it for Tom’s work clothes.

  3. Kelly Nicholson says:

    Leave a comment on this post and just say something nice and then come back here and click “I did this”.

    hello world

  4. Kim Henrichs says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! This is an awesome product. 🙂

  5. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Kristy thiel says:

    what a great contest. Thanks for hosting!

  7. Rebecca Graham says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Awesome giveaway!

  9. EMMA L HORTON says:


  10. Cheri Anne says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I hope you have a happy Easter.

  11. Monique Rizzo says:

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Thanks for the chance.

  12. Caroline B says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  13. SueSueper says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    This would be so useful for the kitchen.


  14. Mindy Muellenborn says:

    This is a great concept, thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Thomas Gerber says:

    nice idea! luv it

  16. Chelsea G. says:

    I love this. I hope I win.

  17. Joseph S. says:

    Great Product, I want one!

  18. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  19. Jessica says:

    I really need one of these… the recyclables are taking over my counter.

  20. david basile says:

    hey a good recycling helper

  21. Shaunda Eppes says:

    Thanks for the great contest.

  22. This recycler looks very handy – thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Karen Gonyea says:

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  24. Thank for the very useful giveaway

  25. Happy Easter. Progressive success on your blog site. BTW awesome giveaways. For the opportunity Thanx.

    eva urban

  26. Kathlyne says:

    I’d love to win anything to make recycling easier!

  27. wendy wallach says:

    thanks for making the entries easy to do!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  28. Denise S says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  29. s riches says:

    I am glad that more people are recycling.

  30. Heather H says:

    I love having a chance to be able to win this! Thanks!

  31. Richard Morris says:

    this would be great for the earth & for more free space in my kitchen

  32. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  33. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Happy Saturday. Have a great weekend and thanks.

  35. Rubbermaid has such a large selection of items that can be very useful.

  36. B C EDWARDS says:

    thanks this would help us keep the ants away in the summer time
    great blog

  37. It’s the ides of April. 😮

  38. Jill Myrick says:

    I love that this is so portable and easy to take where ever we go.


  39. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I guess I thought recycling was universal in these United States. My son moved to Kansas and his community does not recycle.

  40. Tiffini Lance says:

    that would be perfect for under the sink!

  41. Nice giveaway, my family could use this

  42. I’d love this!

  43. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I would love this in my home.

  44. Paula Tavernie says:

    I could use this! Thank you!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  45. kathy pease says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂

  46. much better than the plastic bins we have now.

  47. This seems like a great idea

  48. I would love this for my kitchen

  49. Andrea Henry says:

    wow… recycling is a great project for the whole family to get into.

  50. What a clever idea! Thanks!

  51. I love this thought for recycling! Woot, thanks for the chance.

  52. Brittney House says:

    I would love to have this to encourage the family to recycle.

  53. Bonnigene says:

    I would really love to win this…it would be great for my family

  54. Julia B. says:

    This would be great for living in the dorms too!

    juliabaxter at ihmail dot com

  55. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    this is a great contest
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  56. This would be so helpful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. I did this!

  58. could use this great giveaway

  59. Great Giveaway!

  60. THink this is such a great product!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  61. Nance Meyer says:

    Very nice! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cool recycler!

    nancymeyer1 at

  62. Dawn Reid says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks

  63. This would encourage recycle around here!

  64. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. I’d absolutely love to have one of these! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  66. Michelle B says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  67. I would love to have one of these. Thanks for the giveaway.

  68. Thanks for posting this!

  69. I just love blogs like this that help people find new products and cool house-helpful ideas. This recycle bag would be awesome in my tiny little kitchen! Great giveaway!

  70. Bonnie Caselman says:

    something nice

  71. thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Michelle Tucker says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s appreciated.

  73. this would be very handy!

  74. Huston Smith says:

    thanks for the giveaway

  75. Harold D says:

    Awesome post! And thanks for the chance.

  76. This is a great product, I would love to have one!

  77. LeChondra Sapp says:

    I would love to get this, I am trying to start recycling and this would help!

  78. christina moore says:

    Thank you for a great giveaway, I would love to win this

  79. Virginia Rowell says:

    Hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!

  80. Lorayne Gothard says:

    This is a great giveaway. Would love to win this!! Thanks also for the easy entry!!

  81. shirley pebbles says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  82. Ashlee Ostrander says:

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  83. Laurie Emerson says:

    Thank you for the chance to win and for your blog!

  84. a marie hj saver says:

    This is so smart, about time too! Thanks
    a marie hj saver

  85. I think this would be awesome as my dd LOVES to recycle all the time.

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