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Green spin please- garage garbage & recycle storage solutions

Hi ladies, I haven't posted here in a while but, I'm looking for good ideas (I XP'd this on D&R and Crafts):

We live in a rural area so our garbage and recycling are all DIY- take to the "dump"/recycle center. We don't make much trash and a little more recycling, with can, etc so we rarely fill a garbage bag in a month (you have to purchase theirs or buy bags and pay the same price to take it there). Because we go less than once a month, all of these things are in our garage, currently "organzied"-- in garbage bags.

I'm hoping to fabricate or repurpose something- hooks, baskets or containers to hold the garbage bag so it can go from garage to car (without leaking) and to the dump and recycle center. For this reason, I know that mesh or heavy canvas isn't ideal, but I don't want to/ can't afford to go out and essentially buy 2-3 recycle bins & a garbage bin. Any thoughts or creative solutions are appreciated, as well as sales tips... TIA!

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Re: Green spin please- garage garbage & recycle storage solutions

  • Can you look on freecycle to see if anyone is giving away containers you could use?
  • How big do they need to be?  It's still buying new, but i would think rubbermaid type storage bins or maybe yardwaste bags like these would do the the job and without costing a ton.  You might also have luck, as pp said, w/ buying used (craigslist, freecycle, garage sales).
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