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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.

Materials

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

Steps

  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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (3)

  • 6 Sep, 2008

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

  • 6 Sep, 2008

    You could cut the wooden pallets to desired size

  • 6 Sep, 2008

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