You don't have to buy another bin for your recycling. There are loads of ways you can create some extra storage for collecting your recycling.

Some ideas to get you started:

  1. Keep a basket under the stairs, or by the front door, to store your papers/magazines in before taking them to your outdoor recycling bin

  2. Use bags for life to store bottles for recycling. Hang them on the inside of a kitchen cupboard door or in utility cupboards out of sight
  3. If you have kids, get them to decorate a plastic or cardboard box to store your recycling - not only will it look brighten up your bin area, it'll encourage them to use it too!
  4. Store an old bucket under the sink to put your cans, glass and plastic in after you've rinsed them out
  5. Re-use cardboard wine carriers to store glass bottles neatly for recycling

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