Joseph Joseph IntelligentWaste™ Totem 60 - What Katy Said

Joseph Joseph IntelligentWaste™ Totem 60

The recycling is building up on the kitchen counter and the baby is trying to get into the food waste bin – my kitchen is a pigsty and I have no idea what to do. My husband keeps telling me I should take the recycling out as I go along but honestly, who has time for that? Not me that’s for sure, and so it just gets worse… and worse.

Sound familiar?

Well, I have found the solution – The Totem 60 from Joseph Joseph. Honestly, what a brilliant bin. It seems a crime to call it a bin as it is so much more than that. I mean it – I’m not crazy I promise and if you get one then you will be in love with it as much as I am in love with mine.

Why The Totem 60 is brilliant…

The unit is made up of 3 parts; the general waste compartment, the food waste caddy and the recycling drawer.

The height is the first thing I love about it – no more bending down to open it up. That may sound simple but the number of times I seem to go to the bin it really makes a difference.

The food caddy can sit within the main compartment and is therefore at a good height for scraping peelings from chopping boards and leftovers from plates. It also means it is no longer on the floor, so Wills can’t try to break in and eat it all. If you have pets then this would be a great feature for you too!

The best thing for me though? The recycling drawer. No more piling the recycling up by my microwave, ready to knock it all off again. It all goes neatly into the drawer and then can be emptied in one go when the drawer is full. I forgot to take a photo, but it also comes with a divider so if you have different recycling bins then you can split the waste. Ours all goes into one bin though so we don’t need to use the divider.

Joseph Joseph have also thought of the little touches with an odour filter in the lid. There are also liner retaining holes, breather vents and carrier bag hooks. Everything you need to make your life easier – I love it!

Who would have known a bin would make such a difference?

If you are looking for a bin that combines 3 bins into one amazing system then the Joseph Joseph Totem 60 is the one for you! 

We were gifted the Totem 60 but all words and thoughts are my own.


  • Reply
    Lauren Scrapbook Blog
    July 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    So clever! we have an old tupperware tub sat on the side that gets too full too fast as it’s tiddly! I love how it doesn’t look like a normal ugly bin either, always a bonus!

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      July 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      It is so stylish isn’t it? Yes – we were using a tupperware pot too and it was just so unsightly! x

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    Lynsey Ward
    July 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I really like how stylish this looks. Beats the pot we have next to the sink for all of our stuff.

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    Mudpie Fridays
    July 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I totally hear you on this. We have a bag for recycling but Kipper goes into it all the time pulling out the coke tins etc!! Monkey never did that so this is all new. Our bins just broken too so this would be perfect for us right now. Thank you, I’m off to google!! X

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    Sarah L
    August 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Definitely It doesn’t look like bin and that’s great. I like its height, also that it makes the recycling much easier. I want this for my home.

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    September 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    WOW! This looks like exactly what we need in our house! I found your blog via the #bibs shortlist – good luck!

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