Introduction: The (5 Gallon Bucket) Bag Dispenser/Recycler DIY ~store/reuse/recycle

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in this instructable i'll show you how i made a plastic bag dispenser/recycler. great way to store all those extra plastic bags.

Step 1: Watch the Instructional Video...

Step 2: Read Description...

The "5 Gallon Bucket" Plastic Bag Dispenser/Recycler!. Easy DIY. stores 100's of plastic bags. easy to make and use! simple "thru-the-lid" top-loading design makes it easy to load it up with no hassle. great way to store (and reuse) all those plastic grocery bags. only things needed: a few simple tools and a 5 gallon bucket. tip: paint it or wrap with wallpaper for a custom look.

Step 3: Now... the Build...

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first step... pick a bucket. i went with the full 5 gallon bucket

Step 4: Next, Let's Make the Outlet...

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flip the bucket over and drill a 2.5" hole near the bottom on the side of bucket

Step 5: Then Sand It...

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sand the edge of the hole that you just drilled. (you don't want the bags catching on any rough areas)

Step 6: Next, Let's Make the Inlet...

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drill a 1" hole in the center of the lid...

Step 7: Now Cut Slats Outward From That Hole...

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cut about 8...

Step 8: Then Smooth the Edges Out...

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smooth out the edges with tin snips and or sand paper...

Step 9: Now Add the Bags...

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all the bags on the couch fit into the bucket

Step 10: Now Just Pull Them Out As Needed...

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holds tons of bags... great way to store, reuse and recycle. i haven't tried, but you might be able to use this dispenser with other items too (shop towels, rags, paper towels). for custom look, paint it or wrap in wallpaper

Comments

Swansong (author)2017-10-30

That's a neat storage solution, we have so many of those in the storage closet!

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