Waste Recycle

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.


Purchase Information:

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

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

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Purchase Information:

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

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O’Snap Foldable Waste Basket

Ever expect a waste basket to be described as beautiful? This one certainly is, no doubt about it.

Designer Chris Collicott’s Geometric Waste Bin sets an architectural tone to any space. Ships flat. Folds into shape in minutes. No tools needed. Plastic snap rivets included.

Designer : Chris Collicott
Measurements : 14.15″ X W9.8″ X H 0.2″

$22.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy O’Snap Foldable Waste Basket here

Eno Trash Basket, Magazine holder

Yes, this is a pricey, but may I direct your attention towards the handles, one of which is angled for ease of moving/emptying, the other at the bottom for lifting leverage? I might recommend this as a paper recycling basket/holder rather than a trash receptacle, but either way this is an improvement upon the regular (non-ergonomic) bin that you find at any household supply retailer. It’s such a shame it’s not more affordable.

Basket – Lacquered resin (stone powder and compressed wood)
27,3 cm x 27,3 cm x H 34,5 cm

£146.00 (vat inc.), Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £146.00
Availability: Buy Eno Trash Basket, Magazine holder here

All-In-One Recycling Center

If you do a lot of recycling, at times it can take up quite a bit of space. Enter in the recycling center, with a few bells and whistles to organize your paper and plastic. If you don’t need fanciness and/or have a tight budget, I’d recommend these bags for sorting (I have them and they work out just fine).

Premium All-In-One Recycling Center (left), $229.00-$269.00,
Buy it here.

Deluxe All-In-One Recycling Center (shown middle), $179.00,
Buy it here.

Urbano Trash Can

No matter if you’ve made the switch to reusable totes or not, extraneous plastic bags crop up. The perfect way to handle that situation is with this smart trash can that stores the bags for use as a liner.

Winner of the Pratt Product Design Competition, this clever trash can allows you to store and reuse the plastic bags that you collect from shopping in a neat, organized way. Simply loop trash bags around the cut-out sides and push them all the way down, creating a visual of stacked handles all along the side. When you are ready to use one, just move it up to the handles and hook so that it won’t fall in on itself. Made in the USA.

recycled polypropylene
18″ H x 15″ W x 8″ D (green/pink listed as 18″ H x 16″ L x 6.5″ W)

black: $25.00, Buy it here.
green or pink: $20.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Urbano Trash Can here

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