The recycling hub is hidden behind a striped curtain that coordinates with the curtains in the dining room. Linda chose this location because it is easily accessible from the kitchen and laundry room, where bottles, cans and jars are likely to be emptied. The south storage unit features six open shelves. Like the walls, these shelves are painted a clean, fresh white. Low-VOC paints and stains were used throughout the house, eliminating toxic off-gassing.