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Hidden Trash and Recycle Bins

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Right now we have a stainless steel garbage can and a very ugly plastic recycle bin sitting out in our very small kitchen and they are always in the way. So on the top of my must have list from the very beginning of our kitchen reno was to have hidden trash and recycle bins.
  • hidden trash and recycle bins, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, storage ideas
We ended up building new kitchen cabinets, where we had none, so when we drew up the plans, we planned them around the hidden trash and recycle bin drawer.
  • hidden trash and recycle bins, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, storage ideas
After the kitchen cabinet was constructed and installed, we built a wooden box to house the bins and attached a soft close drawer slide on either side. There's even some space in the box to store garbage bags and recycled plastic bags.
  • hidden trash and recycle bins, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, storage ideas
We actually lucked out with the door for this cabinet because we found it at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $2, and it was the exact size we needed.
  • hidden trash and recycle bins, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, storage ideas
We just attached the door from the inside of the drawer and our DIY hidden garbage and recycle bin cabinet is done.
  • hidden trash and recycle bins, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, storage ideas
Oh, and it's a great way to keep the dog out of the trash!
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Ask the creator about this project

  • Lori
    Lori Canada
    on Aug 24, 2015

    That's really great, well done.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Aug 24, 2015

    Awesome! All about hiding the trashcan and this is a lovely way of doing it!

  • HouseLogic.com
    HouseLogic.com Chicago, IL
    on Aug 25, 2015

    Kristi, this is a super smart idea. We are adding this to our Kitchen board.

  • Heather
    Heather Marietta, GA
    on Aug 25, 2015

    Great idea! We need to do something like this. Even having a lockable, guaranteed to keep your dog out trash can, the dog still finds a way in.

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada
    on Aug 25, 2015

    I wanted to build a similar cabinet in place of my railing. I like your idea better than mine...I think I will go back to the drawing board!

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