Desk Top Bin in Seconds




Introduction: Desk Top Bin in Seconds

Quick and cheap ( free) Desk top Bin in seconds from  CD/DVD Packaging for Food scraps and small waste like tissues.

Step 1: Get the Parts

The parts you need is the packaging you get when you buy a 100 pack of Blank DVD or CD disks and have used all the disks.

Step 2: Break the Unwanted Stem Off

Easy simple step no tools needed - snap the stem off .

Step 3: Base Now Forms Lid

That is it for basic design. Base now forms the lid - Just the right size for a desk / work top bin for tissues candy wrappers or food waste. 

Step 4: Make Hole Larger / Tidy It Up

For a more tidy finish you can trim the hole with a knife ( Dangerous step you have been warned ) 
following the molding in the plastic which makes a much more atractive unit. Really good for tea leaves before putting them on the compost.

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    6 years ago

    I like. Simple and elegant solution for the recycling of unnecessary disks box.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nice thing is no tape is needed.
    With the 3 locking tabs that secured the base when it had cds in it being quite strong - in the bases new job as the lid these securly hold lid on even if handled roughly - Can certify that lid did not come off in 2 recent earthquakes here in new Zealand!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't think about using the base as a lid :D thanks for the idea.

    One suggestion: use some adhesive tape on the side to avoid the lid falling if you hit this or.. there's an earthquake ;)