Recycling Bin

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We try hard to create as little waste as possible – separating out anything that could be donated or recycled versus tossed into our trash can. To simplify the recycling process, we keep a small recycling bin under our kitchen sink. It’s the perfect, convenient spot to toss empty cans, bottles, and packaging.

Simple DIY Recycling Bin Tutorial with Free Cut File

However, since this is also a common spot for trash cans, we’ve occasionally had guests accidentally toss in their garbage instead. Looking for a simple fix, I decided to add the recycling logo with vinyl. This is a really easy way to note any bin for your recycling.



Step 1 Size the recycling logo design in your cutting software according to your bin size. Cut the design out of adhesive vinyl.

Recycling Bin: Size Logo in Cutting Software

Step 2 Peel away the extra vinyl leaving only the recycling logo design on the backing paper. Apply a piece of transfer paper that is slightly larger than the design.

Step 3 Peel away the backing from the vinyl design carefully so that the design remains attached to the transfer paper.

Recycling Bin: Peel Vinyl Backing

Step 4 Position the image on the recycling bin.

Recycling Bin: Position Vinyl Design

Step 5 Use a tool or credit card to smooth out the design and remove any bubbles.

Recycling Bin: Smooth Vinyl

Step 6 Carefully peel the transfer paper off the recycling bin being careful to not pull up any of the design with it.

Step 7 Enjoy your newly decorated recycling bin!

Recycling Bin Under Kitchen Sink

Where do you keep your recycling bin?

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3 comments on “Recycling Bin

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  2. I really love the idea of any D.I.Y crafting and this is one of my most favorite D.I.Y idea. Thanks for the clear step-by-step explanation and I think I am going to give it a try.

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