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Printable Trash Can Labels

Printable Trash Can Labels Today is practical Friday as I am sharing another little something that I put together to help streamline my new kitchen. If any of you have seen the Portlandia episode about the multiple trash bins. . . you know how obsessed this town is with its trash. This has become clear in the last few weeks as I have moved from a loft with a 24/7 trash shoot to a house where I drag the rolling bins to the sidewalk every Wednesday. After a few weeks of trash truck misses and backup research, I found out the small bin holding the landfill trash is collected ONLY every other week. The two large bins for collecting recycling and yard debris are emptied every week. With that info I decided it might be wise to switch the cans under my sink to match this ratio, encourage less landfill and to make it clear to all tossing trash. The best way to do that is with a big, graphic label, right? To add a little flair, I printed my designs onto a full sheet kraft label though they look great on white labels as well. Have a great weekend everyone and remember to hug a mother. ~ Lia

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  1. Thank you for making and posting these! They are great! It makes you think twice about throwing stuff in the trash bin when you see where it’s going.

  2. Love these! Another great idea would be a label for a dog food can.

  3. Tks so much for these! I live in an apt. and I pay to have someone take my trash out for me (really bad back); I’ve been thinking about asking if they could take recyclables also or maybe on other days. Tks for sharing the signs w/us!

  4. Very pretty! love it :) thanks

  5. You are so right about us Portlanders, we love our separated trash cans, and these labels are perfect for it! Are you planning on making glass/compost/paper labels in the near future by any chance?


  6. These are practical and classy. Love them!

  7. smart idea, we are recycling for many years now.
    Often we were teased by foreneigers that didn’t had to do that.
    but i’m glad that there is a change coming up. Sadly in my new city they are less with recycling-S
    I was suprised by that. Why not, but perhaps it must grow in a community.?
    thank you for the sharing of your tamplates, love them.;XD

  8. Only you could make a garbage can look elegant!!!! Great ideas for all the labels!

  9. Love these, do you have some for bottles & cans? I seperate my recycle for these. Maybe Newspaper/paper recycle? what do you think?
    Thanks for these.

  10. These are fab – but I *really* am lusting for the kraft bags with the steampunk flying man!

  11. These would also be great to use for outdoor parties and BBQ’s…you could even stick them onto those tall paper bags used for yard debris–much cuter than rolling out a huge garbage/recycling can. :)

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