Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler Review {Honor the Earth Spotlight}

by Mama Chocolate on April 11, 2012

For years now, we have been collecting our recyclables in cardboard boxes in a corner of our kitchen floor. Not ideal, to say the least, especially when I would find Victoria with can or bottle upside down and shaking out the last drips all over the floor, (or worse, trying to drink it! Yuck!)

We don’t even have a garage or outbuilding to keep recyclables before we get them taken to town (nobody is comin’ to pick it up for us out here in the boonies.)

I love the two compartments of the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler! It makes it ideal for the things we have to recycle…mostly cans/bottles, which we put in the top compartment and then cardboard and paper in the bottom.

Both parts are easily removable for transportation, which is perfect for us to take the cans and bottles to town in our car. So much less messy than a leaky cardboard box, or a sticky garbage sack in the trunk.

  • Contain trash and recyclables all in one location or sort your recyclables
  • Sleek design blends into kitchen décor
  • Features LinerLock™ bag management in lower bin
  • Removable lid
  • Fold-away handles
  • 5.8 gal sorting bin
  • 7.4 gal tilt out bin with Liner Lock™ handles
  • Total capacity = 13.2 gal
  • Perfect for multi-stream or single stream recycling

The 2-in-1 Recycler makes recycling easy! This two-unit bin allows you to either contain trash and recyclables all in one location or sort recyclables. The top unit is perfect for collecting recyclables and has a fold away handle that makes it easy to take out and empty into your recycling bin. The lower bin tilts out for easy access, and holds an 8 gallon trash bag in place with the Liner Lock™ system. Alternatively, you can use the lower bin to sort another type of recyclable and carry it out with the built-in handles.

Honor the Earth


Rubbermaid is generously giving one lucky Mama Chocolate reader their very own 2-in-1 Recycler recycling bin during the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, going on now through April 22nd!


Head on over to the giveaway post and enter to win!


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

michelle April 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

WOW! This thing is perfect! No more having to have a separate trash can and recycle bin!


Lindsey@ April 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

I love this…. I randomly recycle but this would make it so much easier to do it all the time (since I live in the boonies too). I def need one!!! :)
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Christy Johnson April 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

I love that this is a trash can and recycling bin all in one. Very streamlined!


Judy Cox April 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

I have not seen this before. It would really be a help and it really is neat looking. I love the portable part!!


jodi reed April 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love that the recycle bin closes…as I have little hands in my house too
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Stephanie Phelps April 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

We also keep ours in the kitchen in a box and it is gross I would love to be able to have these wonderful bin that is so easy to transport and looks so nice.


Amber April 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

No one picks up our recyclables out here, either! In fact, we burn the burnables. However, a compartment for glass and one for plastics would be idea. Much easier for hauling to the recycle drop.
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Anne Perry April 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

It would help us with clutter!!


Amanda Alvarado April 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I love the 2 separate compartments too! Makes it so much easier to sort! I’m sure we’d end up filling our recyclable trash container every week if we had something like this!


Azslyn Cole April 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm

this would help my family so much because my recyclables won’t be on the floor anymore i will have something to put them in


beverly h April 13, 2012 at 1:02 am

I recycle, but kitchen space is at a premium. This would save a lot of room. I love that you can open the bottom with a pedal!


Carrie Phelps April 13, 2012 at 3:29 am

This is so much more attractive than the bright yellow plastic cat litter bucket I use now for recycling!


MommaMary April 13, 2012 at 6:01 am

I like that the basket has handles, it would make it easy to return pop bottles to the store.


Jessica Morrison April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

I would love to have my trash and recycling in one spot!!


Tandra Ahrens April 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I love that it closes and is all contained too! My 14month old sometimes our current (open garbage pail) recycling is for her to dig through and find “toys”. This would be super convenient! (We don’t have recycling pickup either, so have to haul it in…)


polly April 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

it is just so covenient and i love not having bottles cluttering my counter to be taken out to the recycling bin!


Amanda Miller April 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I love that there’s 2 separate compartments to help better keep things sorted!


gala April 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I like the Total capacity = 13.2 gal — not too big not too small


Rita Spratlen April 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

This is wonderful. I use garbage cans for recycling. This has them in one place with nice containers. Thanks for the great review. It is nice to know the details.


Melissa April 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Our family NEEDS this!


Gladys Parker April 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

It would be perfect for us the items are hidden, it is easy to clean and doesn’t take a lot of space. It’s all in one.
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Melissa H. April 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

I’d really love to have this! We take paper bags and boxes full of recyclables right now. :)


Tammy April 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I like it because it because it is compact and not bulky


Carmen Van Deursen April 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I love that everything is in one place and the carry part is just great for easy emptying. Love the concept would love to try and see how much easier it is for my family to use.


Chevelle Sopkin April 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

I love that you can take our the separate parts when you need. Our current recycling bins from the city are hideous & I hate having the plastic/cans one outside of my back door (because I refuse to have it inside of my kitchen! ha) and then hubby hates taking it all the way from the back yard to the front & down to the street b/c we live in the Pacific NW, where it’s always raining & it just drips all over him. Poor fella. We need this! Thanks!


Happi Shopr April 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

I like the sleek design and that it’s two bins in one.
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Robin Quick April 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm

This would be great to have thing pre sorted!


Lori Thomas April 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I like that it`s Total capacity = 13.2 gal
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Shannon M Gallagher April 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

I would love this! It would probably make my daughter bring the recycling out to the dumpster more often and without giving me a problem about it! :D


Rachel G April 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I like the fold away handles. It makes carrying a heavy load super easy, no need to worry about dropping it. I like how it has 2 parts so we can sort our recycling easily.


Amber Y April 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

This would help me make the kitchen a little cleaner. We just pile up our recycling on the corner of the kitchen until it’s time to take it all out on garbage day.


JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/c form) April 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I love that this combines trash and recyclables all in one location. It’s my favourite feature. Since I don’t have to sort my recyclables, it’s perfect for me.


kathy pease April 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

i like the LinerLock™ bag management in lower bin


Deborah Wallin April 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I like that it stacks–such a great space saver


meme April 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

This is such a great idea I love that I can put trash in the bottom bin and my cans in the bottom. I also love the handles which ill make it easy to carry.


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