10 Stylish DIY Recycling Bin Projects

We all love the earth, right? And we want to do the right thing, and recycle. But lets face it, either we can’t get organized enough to do it, or we can’t stand those bright red and green recycling bins sitting in our kitchen or pantry space. So, we can fix both those problems. These stylish DIY recycling bin projects give you all the organized space you need to take care of the earth, but they look good too. Whether you have space for them inside, or keep them just outside the garage door, or even on a back porch, they look great and do the job we all need to be doing.  Recycling. So let’s get started saving the world, ok? 🙂



10 Stylish DIY Recycling Bin Projects


Can you guess why we love this cabinet turned kitchen island by ‘Sawdust 2 Stitches‘? Not only does it add amazing kitchen prep space (who doesn’t need more space in a small kitchen!) but it has built in recycling bins too! Great step by step tutorial for this project. If you want to know how to add more space in your kitchen, this is the way!


Melissa at ‘Polished Habitat‘ used these stacking organizing bins to create her “recycle in style” project. Her tutorial comes with instructions and a printable for her labels too. This is perfect if all you have is a little space in a closet for recycling.


‘Build Something’ has free plans and instructions for this recycling sorting bin. This is perfect for keeping the recycling in a garage or carport, with substantial space so you don’t have to empty it every day. Lots of photos to walk you through this recycling bin project.


Find the free plans for this double bin DIY recycling center at ‘Ana White‘. One of her readers actually did this particular project, so you know you can do this too!


The Homes that I Have Made‘ created this budget friendly recycling solution for their garage. They simply labeled their crates and used a storage tower to keep them organized and off the floor. This is a military family, so they know about doing things on a budget in a small space!


The Merry Thought‘ created this DIY wooden bin for organizing toys. But we think it would be perfect for recycling! You could even tuck this into a corner or a closet, and make labels for each section. Chalkboard labels? There is a complete tutorial for building this DIY recycling bin… um, toy bin.


Recycling sorter projects really saves indoor space, because this one is made to go outdoors! (But your neighbors won’t hate you for it!). From ‘SawdustGirl.com‘, she goes into great detail taking you through this whole project.


Ok, this recycling organization idea is really cool, and space saving! ‘The Summery Umbrella‘ repurposed this old table into a tilt out bin. You could us this as a trash bin or a DIY recycling bin! And it’s a table still, too!


‘The Thinking Closet’ made over their recycling corner by creating this rustic recycling bin. They up cycled an old wood pallet for this project as well.


Finally, from ‘IkeaHackers‘, this touchless trash bin could be used for recycling too. You can find the bin from Ikea that they used here.


Ok, hopefully you got a lot out of our stylish DIY recycling bin projects! You might also love our posts on 10 Awesome Ideas for Tiny Laundry Spaces, or 7 Steps to an Organized Fridge!

Image Credits: Build Something, Sawdust 2 Stitches, Polished Habitat, Ana White, The Homes that I Have Made, The Merry Thought, Sawdust Girl, The Summery Umbrella, The Thinking Closet, Ikeahackers

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1 Comment

  1. jac
    January 26, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous – thank you for posting these inspiring creations.

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