Finally a solution for those disposable grocery bags!
This DIY Grocery bag dispensers stores, dispenses and holds bags – the perfect solution for reusing those plastic grocery bags.
We are donating a Warm Up Shack to our Community Ice Rink. There is no budget for daily janitorial, so I knew better than to include a trash can without having a designated means to take the trash out. So I racked my brain – How could we create a system that enabled people to pack their own trash? And one that doesn’t cost our community any extra money?
Of course we use reuseable grocery bags, but inevitably, everyone ends up with some plastic grocery bags. I can’t stand throwing them away, so will use them in bathroom trash cans and keep a few in the car and in my diaper bag (when we are in the diaper years). They can be quite handy for dealing with trash.
So I came up with this –
Plastic grocery bags can be stuffed in from the top. Bags can be dispensed out the front. And two knobs can be used to hold the bag up when in use as a trash can.
We’ve already used it a few times, and the system works! It’s too easy to pack your own trash this way, and I’m confident this system will be very help to users of the Skate Shack.
You can watch me build it in this video –
Since then I’ve stained the outside Rustoleum Dark Walnut –
And added the chalkboard to the front. It’s just a piece of 1/4″ scrap plywood spray painted with Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint.
It’s just 8 feet of 1×6 boards, and some holes drilled!
You’ll find the plans following – do share if you build, can’t wait to see how your Grocery Bag Dispenser turns out – and how you use it too!
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