Recycling Cabinet

Make your rubbish segregation easier by building this cabinet!
Since rubbish segregation in our county is a fact now, a lot of housewives face a problem of fitting another wastebin in their cramped kitchen. Some don't want to sacrifice precious under-the-sink space for recycling that is why they keep trash in small plastic bags or just toss them into cardboard boxes which aren’t very aesthetic.

I like keeping things organized so I set up a Kitchen Cabinet Door Organizer, and now I’m in the middle of a kitchen remodeling project looking for a nice compromise between limited space and smart recycling bin. I’m planning to construct a Recycling Cabinet by Ana White. Inside I’ll place two internal containers which will make the recycling process more comfortable. I guess it will be much more accessible than worn off under the sink solutions.

Are you also in need for cabinet option for garbage & recycling? Where do you keep your trash? Feel free to inspire other handimaniacs, send the photos of your trash cabinets to our fan page.

A detailed guide of Recycling Cabinet can be found here


What you need:


  • Paint brush
  • Measuring tape
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Kreg Jig™
  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Nailer
  • Sander
  • Countersink drill bit

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 2 – 1×12 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 – 1×3 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 8 feet long
  • Narrow Hinges (the cheapo kind with flat headed screws)
  • Knob or Pull
  • 2 inch screws
  • 1 1/4 inch finish nails
  • 2 inch finish nails
  • 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Wood conditioner
  • Paint




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