Design a practical kitchen recycling center

Make recycling easier by providing bins in the kitchen.
Ideally, a kitchen recycling center includes separate containers for paper, plastic, metal, and compost. Storage for recyclables can be incorporated into cabinets or placed in a pantry or mudroom. A dedicated recycling center helps homeowners practice an environmentally responsible lifestyle. Some communities don't require sorting, making it unnecessary to provide a number of separate bins.

Learn more in the Green Building Encyclopedia


Further Resources

Good Green Kitchen, Jennifer Roberts

Kitchen Recycling Center, Composting Fundamentals

Disposals and Trimming Your Waste

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