Reduce, Reuse & Recycle easily and stylishly with this DIY at-home Recycling Centre!
I’m a big fan of recycling. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s the least we can do to try and help out the environment.
Plus, our city picks up our recycling bins weekly whereas our garbage bins are picked up every other week. With a family of six, it’s important that we can reduce our waste as much as possible.
As much as I’m all for recycling, I’ve grown to despise how it looks in front of our house.
If we’re talking about curb appeal, this house literally has none. Despite constant efforts to get the kids to separate all of the recycling into the appropriate bins for pickup, everything always winds up all-together in multiple bins. Not only does this create an eyesore in front of the house, but it also makes for more work for our recycling truck.
So, needless to say, I came up with a creative solution – a DIY at-home recycling centre!
What you need
- Cricut Maker
- Standard Grip Mat
- Permanent Vinyl – Black or another colour of your choice
- Cricut Transfer Paper
- Basic Tool Set
- Recycling Bins
How to create a DIY at-home Recycling Centre
I wanted simple labels for the front of my recycling bins so it would be easy for the kids to determine what was supposed to go in each bin. The easier to do the more likely it is to get done, right?
Based on the separation guidelines on my city recycling website I decided on Paper, Glass and Containers. Grab the project from my Design Space page and customize the words if required to suit your recycling needs.
Get to work
Watch below to see how it’s done!
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With the kids home indefinitely, we've been doing a lot of spring cleaning. || # ad The recycling bins at the front of the house have always been an eyesore, so I decided to put my @officialcricut Maker and the vinyl I had on hand to turn my @ikeacanada bins into a tidy at-home recycling centre! ♻️ Cricut has made an additional 1,000 images free within Design Space for a limited time. Over the next 2 weeks, the Cricut blog will be rolling out a series of awesome stay-at-home tutorials to check out!
And there you have it! Your own DIY at-home Recycling Centre!