Making green look easy with the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler Review and Giveaway

Being a green family means recycling is a must. Until recently we kept a cardboard box or two in our kitchen floor to toss recyclables into. Then once a week I would make a trip to the recycle center and separate all their pieces there. Sounds like a lot of trouble hua? Well it was sometimes; especially when the kids are home all week or we have a special event that would yield more garbage than usual. Then we made the change to the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler and for the most part you would never know we even still kept the recyclables in our kitchen.

The Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler at first glance looks like a well crafted garbage can. Though when you get up close and personal you realize it is actually a two sectioned Rubbermaid container. This unit is built for convenience and ease of use ~ from the lift up lid of the top container to the pull out storage of the bottom piece.

I actually prefer to keep my plastics on the bottom. Reason being is that we seem to have a lot more milk jugs that the typical family being there is 4 young children in our home. The top section is used for smaller broken down cardboard and paper. I do still have to break down my larger boxes and set them aside but I found that keeping them in the basement is the best way to go. After all I am always looking for a box to pack something in or for the kids to keep busy in. How they do love imaginative playtime.

Both sections of the Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler have an easy lift green handle. I simply remove both parts, carry them by the handle to my vehicle and off we go to the city recycle center. Most importantly is the convenience of having this unit. Now when I get to the center, everything is already separated. I spend less time there and more time with my family. Which is a win, win for me.

I never really noticed till now how much better and less cluttered my kitchen looks. Having the recycling tucked away in the 2-in-1 Recycler is something I wished I would have done a long time ago.

Rubbermaid 2-in-1 Recycler

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.

  • 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

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  1. scottsgal says:

    I’d like a rubbermaid deck box for pool supply storage
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  2. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    I like the Stackable Recyclers….

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  3. I’d like the front seat organizer to help me keep my car organized.

  4. i love the flex totes for storing blankets and sheets, etc!

  5. I like the Reveal Spray Mop

  6. The Small Stackable Recyclers would really help. Thanks.

  7. Leann L says:

    Would love to have the Hidden Recycler.

  8. The Front Seat Organizer would help with my Spring cleaning of my car!

  9. Theresa J says:

    I think the Lunch Blox would definitely help get me more green

  10. Devon Franco says:

    I like the Flex Totes

  11. Debbie jackson says:

    the bentos boxes or front seat organizer

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I like the lunchblox sandwich kits

  13. jodi lasher says:

    I would like the lunchblox sandwich kit…

  14. S Carter says:

    I like the Filter Fresh Water Bottle for going green

  15. Renee B. says:

    I like their bento boxes

  16. Suzanne King says:

    I visited and seen the LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit which I’d love to use.

  17. I’d like their Stackable Recycling Bins to sort and store recycling items in our garage prior to pick up.

  18. Definitely the stackable recyclers!

  19. Heather! says:

    I think the Front Seat Organizer is brilliant!
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  20. Robin Quick says:

    I like the Lunch Blox Sandwich kits

  21. christine jessamine says:

    i love the bento storage boxes! they would help alot with organization!

  22. Denise G says:

    The lunchbox sandwich kits

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  23. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d love some of their Glass Storage Containers to store leftovers in!

  24. Caitlin McClure says:

    I would love the LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit

  25. Kerri Stewart says:

    I would like to have the Hidden Recycler.

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  26. Cheri Dougherty says:

    I would love the kitchen sink sponge caddy to help with storing my nasty sponges.

  27. Luv their Resin Cabinets
    Gladys P
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  28. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would LOVE the rubbermaid deck box for pool supply storage :)

  29. Sarah L says:

    I like the Flex Totes.
    Thanks for the contest.

  30. TawndaM says:

    I love the idea of the Flex Totes

  31. christina moore says:

    The Front Seat Organizer

  32. April G says:

    I love the versatility of the Flex Totes!

  33. I would like the 6pc. Bento Set in Paprika.


  34. Leslie Galloway says:

    rubbermaid deck box to keep the kiddos toys in… trying to keep the yard cleaned up.

  35. I’d love to get some Bento boxes. Also, the large drawer for the pantry would be great too. I love products for organization. I think I have a problem.

  36. Christie R says:

    I like the LunchBlox Sandwich Kit. Very green idea!

  37. closet shelving

  38. I would love to try the Patio Storage Bench to help organize my gardening tools and such.

  39. TRACY SIMMS says:
  40. catherine c says:

    i like the Reveal Spray Mop

  41. Chavonne H says:

    I’d like the 13.2 Qt Slim Cooler for the summer.

  42. Tari Lawson says:

    The Deluxe Tool Tower™ would help us get more organized.

  43. I like the Hidden Recycler.

  44. EMMA L HORTON says:


  45. The product I’d love to get me more organized is the Twin Track Hardware. I’d like to put those up on the inside of my storage cabinets.

  46. Holly S. says:

    I would love to have the Stackable Recyclers. Thanks!

  47. I like the stackable bins

  48. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like the lunch blox sandwich kit

  49. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says:

    I like the Slide Lid Shed

  50. Melissa says:

    I’d like a Mixing Pitcher! I think it would be more green because I could use less dishes!

  51. Carrie Phelps says:

    I would love to have the 75 Qt DuraChill™ Wheeled 6-Day Cooler.

  52. I like the Lunch Box sandwich kit and the Bento boxes

  53. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love the bento boxes. Thanks for hosting!

  54. I like the Bento in paprika.

  55. I like I like the Lunch Box sandwich kit

  56. I love the Triple Cargo Organizer!

  57. Denise S says:

    I like the Lunchblox Sandwich Kits.

  58. Erika P. says:

    The Fast Track Pantry Kit would help me get organized.

  59. Erika P. says:

    I like the Fast Track Pantry Kit.

  60. Jessica Bradley says:

    Would love to have a closet organizer system!

  61. Kimberly M. says:

    I like the Bento Storage boxes.

  62. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to have the Angle Broom 6375 to help me clean.

  63. The Bento Boxes would get things nice and tidy

  64. hippie4ever says:

    lunch blox andd bento!

  65. Monique Rizzo says:
  66. I would like the Bento boxes set in paprika.
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  67. jenafer barker says:
  68. I like the Bento boxes. They would help me to get organized!

  69. bonnye sensenig says:

    I love their bento organization boxes!

  70. like the Lunch Box sandwich kit

  71. Christine says:

    like the Lunch Box sandwich kit

  72. jennifer speed says:

    like the Reveal Spray Mop

  73. Jessica Bleasdale says:

    Bento boxes in paprika

    Jessica Bleasdale (JACB)
    sexxyjessi at hotmail dot com

  74. Vanessa Coker says:

    I’d like the Bento boxes. They look nice and I’ve been wanting them for a while now. :)

  75. the rubbermaid recycling bins would make curbside collection super easy

  76. david basile says:

    Roughneck Slide Lid Shed

  77. amy miller-lynn says:

    Pantry Organization

  78. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    At Rubbermaid my dream is to own the Big max Ultra to put all my outside tools and stuff in.

  79. I like the Glass containers with Easy Find Lids.

  80. JD Blosser says:

    Bento boxes

  81. amanda roach says:

    i like the bento boxes.

  82. Lynn Christopher says:

    I’d get the full double door cabinet to help the hubby get the garage more organized!

  83. I like the flex totes!

  84. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* says:

    I love their bento boxes

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  85. Debbie P says:

    I would love their Roughneck Clear Boxes to help get me organized.

  86. I would love the Reveal Spray Mop.

  87. I like the Bento storage boxes.

  88. Angela Winesburg says:

    I like the Bento in paprika.

  89. I would like the Stackable Recycle bins!

  90. Seyma Bennett Shabbir says:

    The spray mopping

  91. s riches says:

    I like the lunch blox.

  92. I would also like the Stackable Recycle Bins!

  93. Wendy Rozema says:


  94. The Corner Tool Tower would really help me get my garden shed cleaned up and organized!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  95. I could use the Reveal Spray Mop to help with the cleaning and and the Flex Totes to house all the winter bedding

  96. I LIKE the Stackable Recyclers, great for the garage

  97. Tiffini Lance says:

    i like the easy find lids, it would be so easy to keep the cupboard organized and would be greener than sandwich bags

  98. Karen Lynch says:

    I love the fast track garage organization system.

  99. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I would like the LunchBox sandwich kit since you can reuse over and over again.

  100. harmony b says:

    reveal spray mop

  101. I must say the whole page fof the lunch kit and the kit

  102. Ann Fantom says:

    I need to get organized. The Rubbermaid Adjustable Over the Door Organizer would really help me.

  103. for organization the bento boxes would be great in our playroom

  104. Jennifer h says:

    the lunch blox

  105. LunchBlox Sandwich Kit.

  106. Jessica c says:

    I really like the Bento boxes in paprika! a cute way to stay organized

  107. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I could use the lid and pot organizers for the kitchen.

  108. Lesley F says:

    The Dual Access Shoe Box would really help me get my shoes organized.

  109. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d like the Bento Boxes to help me organize.

  110. Bento Storage Boxes

  111. The “LunchBlox™ Sandwich Kit” would help me save plastic and paper wrapping sandwiches in paper-towel regularly!

  112. The stackable recycle bins would be helpful.

  113. My spring cleaning efforts would really be improved by some new storage boxes!

  114. Jessica Eaton Ledford says:

    I’d love the Bento Boxes!

  115. kathy pease says:

    id love the Heavy Duty Butterfly Mop

  116. Would like the Extendable Scrubber for my bathroom.

  117. Melanie MOntogmery says:

    I like the drawers organizers.

  118. sara wood says:

    the bento boxes would help me organize.

  119. i like the bento in paprika!

  120. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    the bento boxes for sorting and storing
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  121. I’d like to try the Lunch Blox.

  122. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I also really like the LunchBlox™ Entrée Kit. They have a lot of cool things I want

  123. The paprika Bento boxes!

  124. Reveal Spray Mop

  125. Rubbermade had bento boxes!

  126. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/c form) says:

    I would like the Reveal Spray Mop Kit from Rubbermaid. Thanks for the giveaway.

  127. Love the Bento Paprika Boxes

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  128. Betty Curran says:

    I really like the Bento boxes, attractive and practical.

  129. amy deeter says:

    bento storage boxes

  130. Nikki Bergin says:

    The bento boxes

  131. I like the LunchBlox kit, It would save plastic bags.

  132. Love the Bento Boxes!

  133. I’d like to have the Patio Storage Bench!

  134. I could use some of the Flex Totes!

  135. Penny B W says:

    The Paprika Bento Boxes would really help organize my home office and are super cute, too!

  136. jeannine s says:

    The large bento box

  137. Anne Milkie says:

    The stackable recycle bins!

  138. I’d like the slide out 2 tier can rack

  139. Andrea Henry says:

    roughneck storage boxes

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