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How to hack an ikea bin to make a recycling system

Hack an IKEA Bin to Make a Recycling System

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Buy from IKEA the Sortera waste sorting bin.  I bought three to stack my bins on top of each other.

Buy from IKEA the Sortera waste sorting bin. I bought three to stack my bins on top of each other.

With sand paper, sand down the centre of each lid until it's no longer shiny.  Wipe it down with a damp cloth to get rid of all the dust.  Pat dry.

With sand paper, sand down the centre of each lid until it's no longer shiny. Wipe it down with a damp cloth to get rid of all the dust. Pat dry.

Use masking tape to cover the areas you don't want to paint.  Paint the front of the bin lid with chalk board paint.  Allow to dry, then add a second coat.

Use masking tape to cover the areas you don't want to paint. Paint the front of the bin lid with chalk board paint. Allow to dry, then add a second coat.

Once dry (overnight) you can use a chalk pen to write what each bin is for \ud83d\ude0a

Once dry (overnight) you can use a chalk pen to write what each bin is for 😊

Good for if you don't have a lot of space!

Good for if you don't have a lot of space!

  • Sand paper
  • Chalk board paint
  • Damp cloth
  • Chalkboard pen