How To Choose A Kitchen Trash Can


Did you think that any kitchen trash can would do? Rubbish! From lids to size and material, there are quite a few things that you should consider if you don't want to end up with a painfully impractical garbage can… and unpleasant smells.

Here's how to choose a kitchen trash can that matches your needs, budget and habits the most without wasting your patience every time you use it.

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What Are the Different Types of Kitchen Trash Cans?

The main difference is the lid. Sure, because you'll keep your kitchen trash can indoors you won't have to worry about raccoons (hopefully!), but how you open it will still make a difference:

Decorative Gray Steel Waste Basket
Black Plastic Round Trash Can
Silver 18 Gallons Steel Open Trash Can
Single Base Stainless Steel Pull Out Trash Can
Pull Out White Simple Trash Can
Stainless Steel Rectangular Recycling Bin
Trash and Recycling Silver Steel Bin
White Durable Lightweight Manual Lift Wastebasket
11.25 Gallon Swing Top Trash Can
Black Plastic Manual Lift Trash Can
16 Gallon Wicker Rattan Brown Trash Can
Solid Wood Stylish Rectangular Trash Can
Basics Swing Top Trash Can
Easy To Use Swing Top Trash Can
Rattan Galvanized Steel Swing Top Trash Can
Trash Can Ideal for Kitchen Bathroom Office
Plastic Swing Top Trash Can
Stylish Black Swing Top Trash Can
Basics Plastic Step On Trash Can
Stainless Steel Step On Trash Can
Step On Multi-Compartments Trash Recycling Bin
Plastic Black Step On Trash Can
Grey Gallon Step On Recycling Bin
Durable Rectangular Step On Trash Can
13 Gallon Motion Sensor Trash Can
Automatic Motion Sensor Trash Can
Stainless Steel Motion Sensor Trash Can
Exclusive Motion Sensor Trash Can
Modern Motion Sensor Trash Can
Sensor 8 Gallon Touchless Trash Can

What Size Should a Kitchen Trash Can Be?

There are two things that you must look at in order to determine the right size for your kitchen trash can:

What is the Best Material for a Kitchen Trash Can?

Your best choice is a metal like stainless steel: these trash cans are durable, easy to clean, and great at retaining odors. Other options include:

Space Saving Pull Out Trash Can
Patterned 13 Gallon Trash Can Set
Brushed Texture Plastic Step On Trash Can
Beige Trash Can with Slow Close Lid
Plastic BPA free Green Round Trash Can
Large Capacity Grey Pull Out Trash Can
Manual Solid Wood Cabinet Trash Can
Rustic Style 13 Gallon Trash Can
Sailor Style 13 Gallon Touch Top Trash Can
Single Solid Wood Touch Top Trash Can
Double Pull Out Trash Can
Double Soft-Close Pull Out Trash Can
18.5 Gallons Wicker Rattan Trash Can
Stylish Wicker Rattan Trash Can
Hand-woven Resin Wicker Trash Can
Square Wicker Trash Can with Manual Lift
Double 9.5 Gallon Wicker Rattan Waste Basket
Stylish Rattan Wicker Waste Basket

Quick Tips

Let's go through a little recap to make sure you choose a kitchen trash can that doesn't end up annoying you in the long run: