How to Install a Recycling Unit into a Kitchen Cabinet
Install recycling bins in your kitchen cabinet to make being green more convenient.
Countertop bins conceal the body of the bin, which is set into the countertop. The design is commonly used for recycling food, scraps or waste, such as vegetable peelings. These may then be composted domestically or put out for collection.
Draw a cutting guideline on the countertop. The bin's manufacturer should provide a template, as well as instructions for fitting, but here the lid ring is being used for this purpose. Positioning is very important with a bin of this type, as it is necessary to cut a hole in the countertop, meaning mistakes are not easily rectified.
Create a starter hole with a drill. Then use a jigsaw to cut around the guideline.
Position the lid ring in the hole. Some manufacturers recommend fixing the ring with silicone sealant around the underside of the rim.
Position the bin in the ring by simply placing it through the hole.
Create a seal for the lid using an inner rubber ring. These are easily removed for cleaning.
Fit the lid to the rubber seal for a neat finish. Depending on the depth of your bin, it may be necessary to remove shelves below or at least customize the cabinet design so the bin sits in its hole.
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