15 Kitchen Trash Cans for Every Style and Budget
While their purpose is pretty simple, not all kitchen trash cans are equal. We found practical picks for every style and budget.
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Hands full? No problem. This Vnewone trash can, recommended by our Test Kitchen staff, has a built-in infrared sensor that recognizes movement and instantly opens the lid. Sweet! Keep odors at bay with this simple trick.
If you’re feeding a big crowd, you’re going to need a trash can with plenty of storage. This Glad trash bin holds up to 20 gallons, which means you can count on fewer trips to the dumpster and more time with your guests.
Trash and Recycling Combo
Recycling has never looked so chic. This dual-purpose trash can from Joseph Joseph has built-in compartments—one for garbage and one for recyclables. Plus, it features a mini lidded compost bin for food scraps! Psst—these items are not recyclable.
Give your kitchen a breath of fresh air—literally. This iTouchless trash can has a built-in deodorizing feature that ensures your pesky food smells (looking at you, garlic!) don’t linger. Learn more on how to deodorize your trash can.
When it comes to our least favorite kitchen chores, changing the trash can liner is pretty high on the list. This smart can from TOWNEW does it for you. The touch of a button seals your current bag, then a new one is automatically inserted into the can.
Retro Trash Bin
This Honey-Can-Do trash can is both affordable and stylish. If you want to keep it simple, this bin comes with a classic step pedal and soft-close lid. Its retro design adds character to any kitchen space.
If you’re looking for the most *glam* trash can on the market, this metallic beauty from simplehuman is it. In addition to being pretty, we love its practical features like the built-in storage pockets and in-can liner dispenser.
If you’re living in a small space, go with Kohler’s compact trash can. It easily flushes against a wall, under a cabinet or into a pantry. (Here are our best pantry organization tips.) Plus, it features a slow-close, stay-open lid.
Pull-out trash cans are also a great way to keep pets out of your trash. These simplehuman cabinet pull-out bins conceal your trash while giving you plenty of space to store it.
If you’ve ever found your hands overflowing with kitchen scraps, you’ll appreciate simplehuman’s voice-activated trash can. Simply say “open can” for ultimate ease. Other features include a built-in liner pocket for easy refills and a motion sensor.