2. Choose Your Location
Finding a convenient location for your home recycling center is crucial because it will make it easier for recycling to simply become a habit for everyone in your household. You may need two spaces, one within your house to collect the recyclables and then a second space to sort and store these items. As the kitchen generally creates the most trash and, therefore, the most items to recycle, try to create a space either under the sink, in a cupboard, in a nearby laundry room, or in the pantry for collection.
Your second space, for sorting and storage, may need to be a little larger, such as in the garage, basement or a storage shed. This area needs to have space for your large collection bins as well as enough space to store larger recyclable items, such as car batteries and electronics that will need to be transported to a local recycling center. You can also post any special instructions and the recycling pick up date. Keep in mind that the less often your recyclables are picked up, the more room you need to have to store them.
Continue to Page 2 for steps 3, 4 and 5 for building your home recycling center.