The living space of our townhouse is on the second floor. Our city-issued recycle can lives in our garage on the first floor. About a year ago we picked up this awesome green Oscar the Grouch Can (AKA KNODD) for $14.99 at Ikea. It’s the perfect size to hold our kitchen recycling.
Every couple of days we take it downstairs and empty the contents into our giant recycle container. Every week I am amazed at the amount of recycling that we accumulate.
We have a similar can in the upstairs office in red and this system seems to work well for us. However, our guests are often confused which can is the garbage can. *ummm… its the tall stainless can right next to the short oscar the grouch can.
I figured our cans could use a little labeling so I busted out the Silhouette Machine and some black vinyl.
Using Silhouette studio, I searched the Silhouette shop and found a recycle shape to purchase. You can’t argue with $0.99.
I sized the shape large enough to fill the lid of the can and arranged the pieces for cutting.
With some careful placement I worked around the lid handle and Voila!- clearly labeled Oscar the Grouch Recycle Can!
Where does your recycling go?