These Stacking Bins Make Separating Papers and Plastics a Cinch

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Separating the recyclable trash from the rest of your garbage is made slightly easier, and more pleasing to the eye, with these stackable Qualy bins featuring a strategically placed indent for easy access. They can be stacked all the way to the ceiling without their footprint increasing, and each bin features a lid and an inner lip supporting a plastic bag liner. Translation: you may never have to scrub them out.

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The Qualy bins are available in four colors—red, black, white, and beige—and two sizes, $38 for a 12-inch tall model, and $29 for a shorter eight-inch version.

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JamesonParkerKilroyThe3rd
JamesonParkerKilroyThe3rd

How much does a stack of those weigh when I have to empty the bottom one? Glad no one takes glass around here.

One solution, folks, is to buy less crap. How about being cognizant of your purchases so you don't spend a quarter of the price of a good on the packaging? Oh, but you want the big orange Tide container so you can coat your clothing that touches your skin in synthetics and chemicals? Make your own detergent that's better, cheaper, and doesn't require a giant plastic container (see the brilliant ladies on Pinterest). Also, buy brown paper packaging that can be composted. If you have a choice on two products, choose the one with less packaging (it costs less to ship too). And when you go to the grocery store, you don't need a plastic bag to protect the bananas from the apples. And if you only buy apples and bananas, don't let the checker give you another bag, either. OMG, just stop. The more you throw away, the higher your municipal trash bill is going to be. Show some restraint people.

Me, 1 person granted, I don't even fill up 1 small plastic grocery bag per week with trash. I'm more than half recyclables, and more than 1/3 compost. That leaves 1/6 of my waste stream for actual trash.