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    25 Garbage Cans That People Actually Swear By

    Yes, garbage cans come in "sleek," "futuristic," and "cute" now.

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    1. A small trash can with a cozy barn wood exterior for those of us who dream of farm life while city living.

    The Umbra Treela Small Trash Can with barn wood exterior finish in an office

    Promising review: "These are just so nice and fancy-looking. They definitely upgrade my home. These are nice, sturdy, and fit a standard 4-gallon bin liner. It's easy to wipe clean if you need. Plus, they don't knock over easily. Just ask my crazy dog!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.53+ (available in three colors).

    2. A compact trash can that'll fit in just about any small space. Even at its petite size, it still comes with a liner to make clean up super easy.

    The black simplehuman Mini Round Step Trash Can on a customer's counter

    Promising review: "This is a great bathroom trashcan. I was skeptical because some of the reviews; however, I'm so glad I purchased this! For being plastic, it is well made and does the job. You can use this without a bag but I prefer a bag to be extra sanitary. If you're trying to put the bag in the can without it being visible from the outside just place the bag inside and tuck the excess between the liner and the can. It just takes a little patience at first. I will be purchasing another for my second bathroom. Thank you for a great product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in black and white).

    3. A stainless-steel motion sensor trash can with Clorox odor protection that'll fit right in with all your other steel appliances. It also boasts a rear bag compartment, because if we're *gonna* have trash getting rid of it might as well be as convenient as possible.


    Promising reviews: "This trash can's size is fantastic! And the automatic opening is so convenient and functional. I highly recommend this. I'm hoping that it will last a few years! It's way better than the competition or similar automated trash cans that I've tried." —Amazon Customer

    "I receive so many compliments on this trash can! It is so sleek, and everyone loves the motion detector aspect. Plus, it holds like three days worth of garbage, which is great for us because we use to take out the trash every day." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $87.35+ (available in two sizes and styles).

    4. A pet-safe trash can that requires a hand to trigger its motion censor. So pups, put your paws down because last night's dinner is staying put!

    A dog failing to open the Black PetGuard Stainless Steel 8 Gallon Motion Sensor Trash Can

    Promising reviews: "This is a clean, streamlined trash can that holds more than it appears to be able to. It’s exactly what I was looking for. It has a strong stretchable band to hold the trash bag neatly in place. It also is a “no touch” trash can. It comes with an electrical plug. Your hands trigger the sensor, the lid opens and remains open for a full 3-4 seconds. It then closes as silently as it opened. I highly recommend this item. It looks great, it works great, and it holds plenty of trash before it needs to be emptied." —Wayfair Customer

    "I love this garbage can!!! I have five dogs in the house, and they were always getting in the garbage. Even if I put something weighted on top. They cannot get in this one because there is a lever you can put over the top so your dogs cannot trigger the sensor." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $64.99.

    5. A compact rose gold trash can so you don't have to sacrifice your cute aesthetic just to toss out your old mascara and empty foundation bottles. And with its step pedal, you don't have to sacrifice your fresh manicure either!

    Three pictures of the rose gold simplehuman Bathroom Step Trash Can; one from the side, one from the front, and one revealing the inner liner

    Promising review: "This is a really attractive little trash can. Nice quality, lovely color. But its best feature? The lid keeps our naughty dog from foraging through the bathroom trash and bringing us his favorite finds as gifts while we sit on the couch. With guests." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    6. A wide pedal step trash can with a soft-close lid to keep quiet mornings just that. Because it has dual compartments, you don't need a separate trash can for your recycling. Win-win-win!

    Promising review: "I never imagined I would spend so much for a trash can. Think about it, though. I spend my life in a 1br/1 ba with room for only one trash can. It's something I see several times a day. I'd rather see this than its predecessor, a $10 Rubbermaid that somehow always had food dribbling from the edges and had to be hosed out weekly.

    I use this with regular 13-gallon garbage bags. I laughed when I read some reviews saying this holds more than a regular 13-gallon bag, because science would suggest otherwise. But it seems to! I love that the bag storage system hides the edges of the garbage bag from view. I have been told that it's also good at stifling smells. I have no sense of smell, but I hope so. My Rubbermaid certainly didn't.

    Think about it: If you're about to spend $5,000 on a kitchen renovation, this is small change. It makes my small kitchen look like a million bucks." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A sort-and-go trash can you can get in a range of sizes and even mount on your wall for easy access. Perfect for countertop composting or living room litter. With its handle, you can carry the can away for quick disposal.

    Five of the Brabantia Sort & Go Waste Bins on display in a kitchen

    Promising review: "I use this for a countertop compost bin. It is perfect! Just large enough to store a week's worth of compost and yet never smells. I do not use a liner at all (I just wash/scrub after ever dumping)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.73+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

    8. A hand-woven trash can because handling garbage can now be synonymous with "delicate," "artistry," and "discreet." It even has an inner liner so you don't have to worry about the woven rattan landing in sticky situations.

    The Kouboo La Jolla Rattan Round waste basket with Plastic Insert & Lid in a bathroom

    Promising review: "Exactly as described and is such high quality. It is exactly what I had in mind. The liner inside of it is very sturdy. I will definitely buy it again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $95.

    9. A charming blue trash can with a swinging lid that's perfect for small spaces.


    Promising reviews: "What a cute little receptacle. I love the color. It’s plastic, but it has a nice sheen to it, so it could easily be mistaken as a higher quality material." —Amazon Customer

    "First of all, the swinging lid is perfect. It swings so softly and with just a small touch. Its inner capacity is also exactly like I wanted. " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight colors).

    10. A dual under-the-cabinet trash system so you can hide your trash away but also make use of the empty space under your sink growing cobwebs. Easy install means you'll definitely be ready for garbage day — even if it's today!

    Promising review: "Simple Human products are like the Lamborghinis of the kitchen. Their functionality, ease of install, and years of use you’ll get is worth the spend. I installed mine at an angle so the cabinet door wouldn’t bang into it. My dimensions were spot on, not leaving lots of wiggle room. Word of caution: the liners that Amazon recommends as an add-on are “D." But the main garbage can is “G” and your recycling is “D.” The recycling liners should be blue, which at the end of the day isn’t a big deal, but I would’ve preferred having the corresponding color with the liner." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in single and dual).

    11. A set of two mesh trash cans for a simple and sleek addition to your office, be it the kind with a desk and chair or the kind with your lap and a toilet.

    Two black 6 gallon Greenco GRC2708 Round Mesh Wastebasket Trash Cans

    Promising review: "I was looking for some trash bins that weren't too tiny, and these are a great size compared to what else is out there. I was also happy to have two of them, as I was able to utilize them in different parts of my house. I have no complaints at all, and they hold onto all trash really well, even though they are mesh. I'm very happy with my purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.38+ (available in larger sets).

    12. A brushed bronze trash can that is dishwasher-safe, so forget hand-washing this baby when it gets a tad worse for wear. Guests will be too mesmerized by its stainless-steel-etched circle band to ask why it's in your dishwasher to begin with.

    The Oil rubbed bronze Flannel Mod Stainless Steel Waste Basket in a bathroom

    Promising review: "It looks perfect paired with the Wesolowski soap dispenser. Exactly what I was looking for." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $33.99 (originally $38.30).

    13. A double-step pedal trash can with dual compartments for all your garbage disposal needs. Simply step on one pedal to open trash, and step on the other to open recycling.

    Songmics trashcan with a recycling and trash compartment

    Promising review: "I was nervous about buying this product because other similar, more expensive cans thad reviews that mentioned dents and ineffective foot pedals. But this product is AWESOME. The foot pedals are great, and the bin came looking spotless, carefully packed with foam. There is still definitely some secret technique I have to learn for lining the bin with a bag, but it is otherwise exactly what I wanted. Worth the money for my newfound convenience." —Amazon Customer
    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    14. A slim, commercial grade trash can that's built to withstand more waste than you could possibly create...if you're up for the challenge.


    Promising review: "Paired up with the Hefty 30 gallon drawstring bags this thing works perfectly. Just make sure that when you set the bag in, it’s oriented such that the drawstring holes are centered along the side of the can. We love that we more fully use our garbage bags, which saves us money on bags and we have to take the garbage out far less often. Don’t wait like I did, just press the button and buy it. Many smiles will be coming your way after you get this, believe me!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    15. A swing-top space shuttle trash can. Uhhh, need I say more? Well, it comes with a liner and can hold 8-gallon bags. I mean, just look at it!

    The White Futuristic Spaceboy 8 Gallon Swing Top Trash Can

    Promising review: "If you have to have a trash can out in the open, it may as well be a statement piece, right? Not only is this trash can beautiful, it is a pleasure to interact with: the perfect height, it's solidly made, is easy to empty and to switch out the liner bag, and is easy to keep clean. It’s colorful and fun and I just love it. It arrived so quickly and very well packaged. A great item and a great shopping experience. Highly recommend." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $233.99.

    16. A colorful trash can with a fun scalloped design perfect for keeping spaces youthful *and* fresh (literally).

    The white Pillowfort Bathroom Wastebasket

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for almost five years in my kids' bathroom, and it’s still going strong. My kids are not delicate with this thing either. Four of them share a bathroom, so it gets USED. Usually by now, I’m over a design and redecorate, but the colors and design are so bright and fun. I love that it’s neutral too since out of my four kids, two are girls and two are boys. " —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $16.99.

    17. A brightly colored motion censor trash can that you might just have double as decor.


    Promising review: "Can one be in love with a trash can? Yes, one most certainly can! This is simply the cutest little wastebasket you ever saw. It’s the perfect size for tucking into small spaces and works like a charm. Add a sweetly scented liner for the best effect." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $33.99 (available in five colors).

    18. A lovely little compost bin for the elegant environmentalists out there.

    Promising review: "We really like this bin. It's pretty sturdy while also being nice enough to have on our counter while we are cooking. I like that it has a removable bin. That makes it extremely convenient to take out the food waste, since the compostable bags are usually pretty thin and tend to break if you touch them too much. It also makes it easier to keep the whole thing clean, since you mostly just need to rinse the inside bin to keep it from smelling. Overall we are pretty pleased with it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in three colors).

    19. An embossed resin trash can with a textured diamond motif so pretty you might decide not to use it under your desk because you wanna see this darling thing all the time!

    The White Jovanny 0.5 Gallon Waste Basket

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful and elegant addition to my two remodeled bathrooms. I bought two and I love them both. Really nice quality and a nice heavy weight. I would definitely recommend!!" —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $30.99 (originally $48.99; available in three colors).

    20. An outdoor trash can because your inside trash has to go somewhere! This study, commercial-grade receptacle proudly accepts the mission.

    The blue Rubbermaid Commercial Heavy-Duty Round Trash Can

    Promising review: "Five years later, and this can still shows no signs of any cracks or tears or ANY significant wear other than the usual scuffs. I have tried to keep it out of the sun, but it has sat outside (moderate weather on the central coast of CA) all of this time. Previous 'cheaper' (actually much more expensive in the long run) cans would always develop cracks and tears after a year or so. This one is excellent! I would never buy any other type of can again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in five sizes, four pack sizes, and nine colors).

    21. A sleek and modern wooden trash can. With a handy handle cut-out, this little vessel is surely the belle of the messy ball.

    The black Umbra Woodrow 2 Gallon Modern Wooden Trash Can

    Promising review: "During my bathroom remodel, I was looking for something to complement the new colors and came across this little can. It’s significantly better looking in person and has a simple, classy look that works well in any room. " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.88+ (available in seven colors).

    22. A retro pre-galvanized trash can many customers have repurposed as pet food containers. So, whether you've got mountains of trash, bird feed, or doggy kibble, this can *can* handle it.

    Two 31-gallon Behrens Galvanized Steel Trash Cans in a customer's back yard

    Promising review: "One word: AMAZING! The trash can I had before was too small, so I decided to buy this. One of the best decisions I ever made. Instead of taking out the trash everyday, now it's only twice a week!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.55+ (available in four sizes and with or without a locking lid).

    23. A sturdy and stylish woven trash can with handles so you can carry it to your outdoor bin or around the house picking up any junk that mysteriously evaded tossing the first time around.

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    Promising review: "I have a small narrow space between the vanityand toilet. This waste basket fits perfectly in a narrow space. Since it is woven plastic, it can easily be wiped out and cleaned. Love the gray wash color for my beach cottage look!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. A small-and-slim trash can that can slip into unused crevices or help small spaces not feel any smaller. It has a step pedal because convenience can still come in small packages.

    The grey simplehuman Slim Kitchen Step Trash Can in a customer's kitchen between their fridge and cabinet

    Promising review: "I was very reluctant to pay $40 for a plastic trash can, but with the impeccable reviews, I knew I was making a good decision. I've had mine for one month now, and it's been great. The step pedal is as reliable now as it was the first day I used it, and the lid closes super quietly. It's a perfect trash can for those who live in a small space. The Glad tall kitchen bags fit this trash can perfectly. I am very happy with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in three colors).

    25. And a durable outdoor trash can perfect for your preventing patio messes. Its attached lid won't blow off in the wind and its faux wainscoting detail definitely won't ruin your curb appeal.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to put in my outdoor kitchen, but most outdoor garbage cans were hundreds of dollars. I had to assemble this one myself, but once put together, it was nice and sturdy. It holds a large 33 gallon garbage bag perfectly, minimizing how often I have to empty it. Great value, and looks good too! There is a lift top that actually latches closed to keep the wind (or critters) from getting it open." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $72.99.

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