Manhattan_1stRecycling has become a part of daily life for many of us-which ushers in the question of where the recyclables are kept prior to pickup.

Traditionally, the recycling holding bin has been located in the garage-admittedly an afterthought. Most of the products to be recycled-glass, plastic, metal and paper containers-are emptied in the kitchen, making a kitchen location for the recycling much more convenient.

Additionally, many of those containers need to be washed out first. A recycling center in the rear foyer in lieu of drop zone, bench/lockers on many of our plans near the kitchen like the Manhattan house plan is sure to be appreciated!