Our Picks for Waste Baskets For Any Room

Don’t throw away our recommendations for trash bins
Shredded paper in a waste basket.
Practically every room in your home needs a waste basket. Pixabay

A waste basket is one of those household items that you never think about until you need it. Like paper towels, toilet paper and even paper plates, the lowly waste basket toils away in relative obscurity—dutifully holding your castaway items until the next garbage day.

But there’s no reason a waste basket has to look trashy. We found these waste baskets to put a little zip in your home’s decor.

simplehuman, Rose Gold 4.5 Liter / 1.2 Gallon Round Bathroom Step Trash Can, Stainless Steel
This trash can comes in two sizes and six colors simplehuman

This trash can fits well in any space – bathrooms, offices, even a kitchen pantry. It has a removable inner bucket that lifts out for easy disposal of your waste. And it’s fingerprint-proof!

Umbra Skinny Sleek & Stylish Bathroom Trash, Small Garbage Can Wastebasket for Narrow Spaces at Home or Office, 2 Gallon Capacity, Bronze
This waste basket can fit anywhere and comes in eight colors. Umbra

We love the style and space-saving aspect of this waste can. It’ll fit anywhere. It’s made of super-strong polypropylene and has a rounded bottom so dirt and liquids can’t hide. Just wipe it out with a damp cloth.

Ribens Recycle Bag Separate Recycle Bin Waterproof Waste Baskets Compartment Container Separate Recycling Bins Multipurpose Separator Box Set Front Recycle Separate Back Laundry Separate
The three-piece set features bins that measure approximately 12x12x15 inches. Ribens

This set of waste bins eliminates one of the last reasons not to recycle your waste. Just divide your items into cans, plastic and paper—that’s the hard part. Each bin includes an attached handle.

Umbra 082744-125 , Bronze Mezzo Swing-Top Waste Can, 2.5-Gallon (10 L)
This waste basket is dent and rust-proof. Umbra

Swing-top garbage pails are so old-fashioned that they’re practically art deco now. This model gets an updated look with a brushed metal finish, which should help it blend in anywhere in the house.


Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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