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Newspaper Recycling Bin

This easy-to-make bin is ideal for holding old newspapers between pickups; select paint in a color to complement your decor. The addition of twine makes bundling papers a breeze.


  • Wooden crate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • 4 screw eyes
  • 4 cleats (2-inch)
  • Twine


  1. Step 1

    Paint wooden crate, and let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Attach screw eyes, centered, to the top edge of each side.

  3. Step 3

    Attach cleats, centered, to the exterior of each side.

  4. Step 4

    Before filling the bin with newspapers, run lengths of twine loosely between each pair of opposing screws eyes, and wrap loose ends around cleats.

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Reviews (3)

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    Then nail together. Leave unfinished or use zero or low VOC stain/paint.

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    You could cut the wooden pallets to desired size

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    I've often noticed many listings of wooden pallets, usally free or very cheap, on It's like an online garage sale for your community.