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3 Convenient Recycling Solutions for Small Spaces

recycling solutions for small spaces

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the amount of recycling that piles up in your kitchen, office, and home? Sometimes it may seem like no amount of waste reduction will rid you of the constant stream of cans, boxes, and other recyclables that are taking up room in your small space. 

The good news is CleanRiver has been providing simple and effective recycling solutions for commercial, office, and household use for over 30 years. If you’re looking for green recycling solutions for your small kitchen, small office, or small space in general, we’ve got you covered!

1. Commercial Recycling for Small Kitchens

We’re aware that available real estate for a commercial trash can is limited in restaurants with small kitchens. Sometimes you may find yourself unpacking more ingredients and materials than usual which leaves you with a big mess to deal with. Luckily saving space was exactly what our LeanStream recycling bins were created for.

commercial recycling solutions for small kitchens

Having a small kitchen will no longer be a disadvantage when it comes to recycling. Disposal of used materials will always play a major role in our lives so it makes sense to invest in a practical solution to a daily problem. The good news is a recycling program can almost pay for itself if implemented correctly.

2. Compact Recycling and Trash Bins for Small Offices

Office recycling in small workspaces should be easier rather than harder, there’s less room to move around and misplace your waste. That’s why we recommend using smaller recycling bins such as our Mini Bin. It’s hard to find a spot for waste receptacles when most of the space in your office is already taken up by other things.

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The good news is that most office waste is already recyclable so you can keep a mini recycling bin somewhere on or under your desk or hidden inside a drawer. This works even better outside of home office settings as well because your company can implement an office recycling program to make waste collection easier than ever.

Commercial Office Recycling

If your workplace consists of multiple small offices with an area for congregating then it might be a better idea to incorporate a centralized recycling space instead of ‘desk-side’ recycling. We strongly recommend centralized recycling stations for commercial office spaces. Here’s just one example of the benefits:

By rolling out a centralized recycling program to over 3,000 employees using CleanRiver Mini Bins, Hennepin County Government Center saw $9,500 per year in savings. For the full financial breakdown check out the Hennepin County Case Study.

If there is 1 large recycling bin where trash is getting sorted rather than multiple smaller ones, you save a ton of time sorting through all of those tiny buckets. Plus you can save money on janitorial costs by reducing the time it takes them to empty full office recycling bins.

If you can’t decide which option would be best for the office, test out a Mini Bin Program first as a way to better understand the value of recycling at work.

3. Recycling Solutions for Home

recycling solutions for home

Your house might not have as many small spaces as an office cubicle. But if you have a small kitchen or a small bathroom where recyclable materials tend to pile up, here are a few great locations to put a mini bin or similar type of recycling container:

  • Inside an unused pantry or cupboard space
  • Underneath the sink
  • Hung up on a wall or door
  • On a rolling cart/table
  • Etc.

If most of the recyclables that pile up in your home tend to be drink containers such as cans or bottles, consider adding a BevvyBin somewhere inside your house. If aesthetics are what you’re most concerned about, in our biased opinion, the BevvyBin is one of the best-looking containers for household use.
You could also try building a custom storage cabinet dedicated to all of your household recycling. Almost like a DIY recycling program for your own home! So go ahead, see what recycling solutions work best for your small spaces.

Warning: finding better ways to organize your recycling waste may just create more space to fit even more junk.

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CleanRiver Recycling provides a variety of innovative, flexible, and customizable recycling solutions. To determine the right solution to meet your needs, use the CleanRiver product selector.

If you have additional questions that weren’t answered in this blog post please call us at 1-866-479-4038 or email solutions@cleanriver.com.

 

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