Keep Your Counters Clean with the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler {Giveaway}

It’s great to recycle, but finding a way to organize it and a system that works can be more challenging than one would think. Sometimes you just don’t have the time to take things outside immediately, especially if it’s multiple times a day. So what do you do? Leave it on the counter?

Rubbermaid has created the perfect solution: The Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler. This simple product is designed to keep your counters clean. It’s a flexible bag that attaches to your cabinet door with included hooks or screws. The bag is 5 gallons and can hold 36 12-ounce cans and is big enough to fit a milk jug. The liner is leakproof and machine washable so any spills can be easily cleaned. When you’re ready to empty it, simply unhook it from the frame and carry it out to your recycling bin with it’s convenient handle. And of course, the Hidden Recycler is made from recyclable material and can be recycled itself.

My family of 6 collects a lot of recycling, between all the typical kitchen stuff, like milk jugs (we go through 4 gallons of milk a week), cans, cereal boxes, and then there’s junk mail, paper, and cardboard (I get a lot of boxes from the product reviews I do.) We toss our daily recycling into a plastic kitchen trash can that sits just inside our storage room next to the kitchen. My 9 year old, Nathan, empties it into the big recycling trashcan outside each morning as one of his chores. So far, that’s worked pretty well for us, but I still end up with recyclables on my counter. I either have to make multiple trips or bring our recycling bin next to the sink. While it’s not a huge deal, it can be a little inconvenient at times.

I was intrigued when I was given the opportunity to review Rubbermaid’s Hidden Recycler. I wasn’t sure it would be big enough for my family, but I knew I wanted to try it. I love Rubbermaid because it’s all about organization and making life easier and this recycler sure looked to fit that description.

Installation was simple. I did it myself. Normally my husband does this type of thing (not that I can’t, just that he’s faster and doesn’t mind) but this week he was very busy and didn’t have a chance. I was too impatient to wait so I pulled it out and it was much easier than I thought; just fit the hooks over the door, attach the bag to the plastic frame, and it’s ready to go!

As I suspected, the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler isn’t big enough to hold our full day of recycling, but I’ve found it to be the perfect solution to getting the kitchen stuff out of sight just after I rinse them. My only complaint is that the lid shuts a little too easily; sometimes I like to open it and toss things in one after another and the lid tends to shut. Aside from that, I really like it. I haven’t needed to wash it yet, but it’s great knowing I can just toss in the washer whenever I need to. It’s easy enough to detach the bag from the frame and simply carry it over to our big bin and dump it.

Rubbermaid has found another great solution to an organizing problem and if you’re one of the millions of Americans who recycle, you should definitely check out the Hidden Recycler.

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Disclaimer: Thank you to the Rubbermaid for the free product I was sent to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor. 
About the Author

Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.


  1. I like that it is leakproof

  2. Kelly Bowen says:

    I am so glad you posted this as I have been trying to find a new solution to our recycling instead of having a trash can sitting in the kitchen that gets moved constantly

  3. Ellen B

    it’s washable

  4. keeley

    I like that it’s easy to install, don’t need my husband to do it!

  5. I like that it is machine washable, so if something spills in it you can clean it!

  6. This would be a lifesaver. A use paper bags that sit outside next to the trash. It would be awesome to be rid of that eyesore
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  7. April Kelsey says:

    Machine washable!

    I like the idea of a recyclable-free counter. I’m a bit tired of all the cans and milk jugs that end up there.

  8. I love that it fits under the sink- that is awesome
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  9. Linda Peters says:

    like the fact that it is washable

  10. stacey dempsey says:

    I love that you can hide it and it is leakproof

  11. you can get the kitchen scraps out of view

  12. Kimberlie T says:

    I like that it hides inside a cupboard door!

  13. MommaMary

    That the fabric is washable.

  14. i like that the bag is machine washable,

  15. Sandy VanHoey

    I like that it’s washable

  16. Kelly Nicholson

    Tell me what your favorite feature of the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler is

    it looks light

  17. I like that its leakproof & washable
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  18. gibberish (Julie G.) says:

    I really like that it is machine washable, how innovative!

  19. ronda peyton

    my favorite thing is that is hides on the back of a door because i have a small kitchen and dont have room for a extra container

  20. My favorite features of the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler are its size (perfect for the under sink cupboard) and that its washable.

  21. Doris Calvert

    I like that it’s washable, yeah:)

  22. Jeremy

    Favorite feature is that it stays hidden.

  23. Kim Allmon

    That if it gets dirty, I can just toss it into the washing machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Claudia

    favorite feature is that is washable

  25. Cynthia

    I like the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycle because it would keep my kitchen much cleaner and the garbage would be out of site.

  26. catherine c says:

    love that it is washable

  27. Cheri Dougherty

    I like the fact that its washable and you can attach it to a cabinet door rather than having a recycler that stand upright in your kitchen and wastes space.

  28. Lorayne Gothard

    I like that you can hang it behind a cabinet door and it is out of site and doesn’t take up room!!

  29. LaShelle Lee

    I like that it’s hidden and has easy access when i need it

  30. Diana

    I love that I can wash it!

  31. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I love that you can throw it in your washing machine.

  32. Azslyn Cole

    That you can put it together easily =}

  33. tisha matthews says:

    the fabric is washable.

  34. Nancy's Couture

    I love that it’s leak proof and machine washable

  35. Cynthia C

    I like that the bag is washable.

  36. i like how its easy to take in and out
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  37. Marlene V says:

    I like that Installation is simple

  38. I love that it is hidden under the cabinet and machine washable.
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  40. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love that it’s washable and you can easily put it together. Thanks for hosting!

  41. Brenda Gaines says:

    it is machine washable

  42. Trung Nguyen

    I like that the bag is washable.

  43. Carrie Phelps

    I like that it’s leak proof.

  44. JourneysofTheZoo says:

    I love that it’s so portable!

  45. Tina

    I like that it’s leakproof and washable.

  46. I love that it is washable!!

  47. Somaly Man

    I can say that there are a few things I like about the Hidden Recycler. Growing up, I did not do much recycling, but as I got on my own and married my husband, recycling became a huge deal for me. I like that the bag itself is recyclable. I hate seeing the trash can in the kitchen, so it’s a plus for me to see that it can hang under you kitchen counter. It’s also great to know that the bag is leak proof, because I would hate to have to deal with a leak. Lastly, the bag is machine washable. This makes cleaning the bag a breeze!

  48. Jesse M

    I like that it is easily washable :)

  49. Carol M

    I love the fact that it can be washed in the wasing machine.

  50. 5 gallon bag holds 36 uncrushed cans and is large enough to fit 1 gallon milk jugs

  51. I love how easy it is to empty!

  52. I like how it is washable.

  53. Julie Lundstrom

    Sandwich storage container

  54. I love how it is hidden! I see a lot of the ones that are separated and bulky but this is perfect!
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  55. Joyce Raymond

    I like that you can clean it, because even though I rinse out my recyclables, the bin still gets nasty after a while.

  56. Amy Dalton

    I love that it hangs on the inside of a cabinet door, out of the way and out of sight. Smart thinking Rubbermaid!

  57. Myra Rzepa

    i like that its easy to install! great product.

  58. I like that it is washable and leakproof and I love it.

  59. That the recycles can be out of sight. Now I have a plastic bag hanging at the cabinet door in front of the sink for it :(

  60. I love the portability of it.
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  61. Christine

    I like that it is machine washable.
    Thanks for the chance!

  62. jena siegler

    i love that the stuff will not be left on the counter

  63. Michelle White

    I love the handle and how easily portable it is.
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  64. Denise Taylor

    I love that it fits inside the cabinet and has a lid on it while in there!

  65. Angela Hartness

    I liked that the liner is leak proof and washable.

  66. The cover is pretty cool.

  67. Christy Anderson says:

    I like that it can be attached to the cabinet door and be hidden away.

  68. Shaunda Eppes says:

    Love that you can drop it in the washer.

  69. the lid!
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  70. That it is easy to store out of view.

  71. Simply the best feature it is so compact !

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  72. I like that it’s kept hidden.
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  73. Erin Rok says:

    I like that it can fit under my sink!

  74. Karen C

    I love that it is easy to carry.

  75. I like that it is leakproof.

  76. chrissy11217

    I like that it is lightweight and washable. I always soak my trash can to give it a good clean smell but it would be more convenient to just wash it in that manner

  77. Robyn L

    I love the leak proof concept


  78. laurie

    i like that you can hide it in the cabinet

  79. Theresa H says:

    love the easy installation

  80. It’s leakproof, which is awesome!

  81. Michelle B says:

    I like that the liner is leakproof and washable

  82. I like that it’s leakproof and machine washable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. I like the ease of installation just hang and done. pretty much.

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  84. Fave feature- leak proof.
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  85. Denise S says:

    I like that it’s leak proof.

  86. The handle so that it would be easy to carry to the garage to sort the items into the correct recycle bins.

  87. kathy pease says:

    I love that its leakproof and machine washable

  88. R Hicks says:

    like that the llner is leakproof and washable

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  89. shirley pebbles says:

    I like that it is leak proof.

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  90. I like that it is machine washable.

  91. Sand

    I like that it’s leakproof and machine washable.

  92. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/c form)

    My favourite feature is that it’s machine washable. That it fits under the sink is nice too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  93. I really like that it is washable and easy to clean

  94. Jennifer Lewis says:

    I love how easy it is to install.

  95. Kim Henrichs

    simple installation!!

  96. Like that the liner is washable.

  97. christy

    my favorite feature is the handle

  98. Les Johnson

    i like that the bag is machine washable and leak-proof.

  99. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I like that the liner is leakproof.

  100. beth

    all of it!! :) i love that it stays hidden away where my curious little toddler can’t get into bottles and cans like he does now!!!

  101. I like that you can throw it in the washer.

  102. washable & leakproof are my favorite features!

  103. I love that it fits underneath the cabinet on the door! :D
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  104. That it’s hidden and leakproof.
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  105. Love that it’s hidden and waterprook/leakproof!

  106. Abbie Olson says:

    I love that it is machine washable (no stink!) and that it fits under the sink, which is perfect for us so that our Kids don’t get into the recyclables!

  107. Has to be that it is washable!

  108. I like that it is made from recyclable material and can be recycled too

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