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Do you use paper bags for recycling? If so, you’ll probably like the RE.BIN. It’s made entirely of 100% recycled plastic and works as a container for standard paper grocery bags. RE.BIN keeps the bag in place and cleans up its appearance, which makes your recycling station that much more aesthetically appealing.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: RE.BIN

Greenlid Compostable Compost Bin

Thank goodness, no more messiness. We can now throw the bin into the compost and avoid the inevitable cleanup of gross leaks. Greenlid makes all this possible by providing compostable compost bins made of locally-recycled cardboard. You get one dishwasher-safe reusable lid to keep odors in and fruit flies out. When the bin is full, remove the lid, seal it with a paper top, and toss the whole thing into your compost. Order refills when you run out; well worth the zero clean up, right?

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Price: $18.49
Available from: Greenlid

Tubelor Grande Trash Bin

Why, yes, we have featured the Tubelor Grande Trash Bin before (back in 2013). But the Rosewood version is new, and can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty it is? A pretty trash can- you certainly don’t see one of those everyday. The design of the bin is made up of two parts: a decorative outer lid and the inner liner which holds the plastic bag. The result is a clean, streamlined look that would fit well within any room.

Purchase Information:

Price: $53.00
Available from: Luminaire

Swing Bin by Shigeichiro Takeuchi

Do you remember the Swing Bin by Shigeichiro Takeuchi on Kickstarter last year? The bin is composed of a simple cylinder with a wooden lid that swings and tilts, allowing disposal while hiding the bin’s contents. It’s now available to purchase via Shigeichiro Takeuchi’s Moheim shop, so if you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you now have a second chance to upgrade your trash receptacle.

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.62
Available from: Moheim

Hideaway Trash Bin

The humble field of trash bin design is unexciting to say the least; there’s just not much going on in the way of improvements. Muuto adds another un-fancy option to the mix. It’s just a simple bin with a lid, yet with a few extra noteworthy details. The exterior is streamlined, so it could just as easily live in your closet as a laundry basket- that gets points for versatility in the aesthetic department, don’t you think? When the lid is on, an interior trash bag is hidden by the lid’s lip. When the lid is off, it can hang on the side of the bin for easy access and safekeeping.


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Price: $179.00
Available from: DWR

Swing Bin

A beautiful waste bin? Indeed, it is. The Swing Bin by Shigeichiro Takeuchi is composed of a simple cylinder with a wooden lid precisely balanced across its diagonal opening. The lid swings and tilts, allowing disposal while hiding the contents. Support the project over at Kickstarter to receive one in a few months.

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Paper Basket with Lid

No one wants to see your trash, trust me, so hide it away with these paper baskets that have a swinging lid. Perfect for a bathroom, right? And yes, you did read ‘paper’- these look like teak wood but they’re made from a plywood of sorts that is stained in 6 different tones and then laid out to resemble teak.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00 - 150.00
Available from: Tortoise General Store

Tubelor Grande Trash Bin

Quick, what is it? Hint: it’s very similar to another item from Ideaco with ‘Tubelor’ in its name, except this one is rectangular. Answer below.

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Price: $55.00
Available from: Leibal

Veil Trash Can

Perhaps you don’t mind looking at messy plastic bags, but then maybe you’re a slob. If so, wise up to elegant trash cans like this one. It has an interior and exterior shell which allows for the plastic bag to be completely covered, permitting a clean silhouette. You’ll have to high five yourself each time you put in a fresh bag because it’s so simple and clever.

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Price: $40.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Dustbin by Brendan Ravenhill

Brendan Ravenhill has incorporated a dustpan into the lid of a trashcan, making most trashcan manufacturers look like idiots for not thinking of the idea before. The steel can and lid is powder coated for durability and the included beech wood brush attaches to the side of the bin with embedded rare earth magnets. It’s not often that one can express admiration over a waste container, but in this case, it’s entirely appropriate. Well done, Mr. Ravenhill, well done.

Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Available from: Brendan Ravenhill

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‘Polywrap’ Wastepaper Bin

This origami-inspired bin is made from a single sheet of plastic. You might decide that bin liners are unnecessary, as it’s simple to unfold for cleaning with a quick wipe down.

Purchase Information:

Price: £19.99
Availability: Buy ‘Polywrap’ Wastepaper Bin here


Well, this would certainly make separating your trash easy and straightforward. The small bin is perfect for compost, as it can be easily carried to your nearest compost heap and is dishwasher proof, while the larger bin will take your paper and plastic recycling. I’d say it’s a smart choice for your kitchen or your office.

Designed by ding3000
14″h x 12.5″ diameter


Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Unica Home

Ideaco Tubelor Trash Can

It’s a shame to have a trash can spoil the look of a room, and really, there’s no reason why you should have to suffer the sight of an ugly bag hanging over the side. This inner-receptacle-plus-outer-cover trash can tidies up that whole dilemma lickety-split.

12 x 8 x 8 inches.
Made in Japan.

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Price: $49.00
Available from: emmo home

Paper Bags by Gebruiksaanwijzing

We’ve posted something just like this before, but this is a better picture and a different price, so not sure if it’s the same or not. Anyways, unused billboards are made into colorful waste-paper baskets that will brighten up your work area (and maybe remind you to recycle/reuse some things that you would throw away otherwise?).

Dimensions: size adjustable
Materials: Recycled billboard-posters

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Paper Bags by Gebruiksaanwijzing here

Recycling Frame from Materriashop

Dont feel bad about forgetting your grocery tote at home, just remember to ask for paper bags. Materriashops Recycling Frame utilizes standard grocery bags to create an incredibly simple and environmentally friendly trash/recycling bin. The frame itself is made from 30% recycled steel and is of course recyclable itself.

Recycling made easy! Heres an everyday product made functional and stylish. Recycle your paper, plastics and metals using these clever recycling frames. Style your own frame with your favorite bag. Great for the office and at home. Use 2 frames to create a recycling center for 3 collectables and use 3 frames for 5 collectables.

Material: Steel (30% recycled) and is 100% recyclable
Colors: white, red, black, steel gray.

[via Re-Nest]

Purchase Information:

Price: $52.00
Availability: Buy Recycling Frame from Materriashop here

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