We use our boat constantly during the season for anywhere from a few hours to a week-plus. One thing that always plagued us about the layout was how to handle trash and recycling. Under the counter required too small a can which meant it often sat in the middle of the galley (for us to trip on and the dog to get into). Recycling ended-up on a bag hung from a cup-holder in the cockpit which did nothing but attract flies.
I was determined to find a fix this year and think I've done it. I had to get a little creative and look for dead space. On the 35, that lead me to the locker between the dinette and head. Of course, nothing off-the-shelf would fit, so I had to make something.
I built a simple box out of white board material, and put it all on top of a 2x8 (for height) and a pair of slow-close drawer slides. The box was custom-sized to fit the space and hold two standard size trash bags. And just like that...pull out trash and recycling! Only thing left to do is finish trimming the shelf that will go just above it.
Nice job!! It seems to me boat manufacturers need think about trash and recycling. Glad to see someone else recognize this. I am in the process of remodeling the interior of my 31' Sports Express and have also taken this into account. I now have a waste basket and a can crusher hidden under a cabinet right next to the door. Presently getting over muscle atrophy due to a 3 month stay in the hospital so I can't take pictures. When I can, I'll post them.
Nice, Where is the compost pile? lol
When I saw the headline, I thought you were recycling the boat LOL
Interesting idea, I may have to look into this for my 35.