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15 Sleek Trash Cans You’ll Actually *Want* to Show Off


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When it comes to home décor, choosing the best trash can for your kitchen or bathroom is hardly the most riveting aspect of the interior decorating space — or so you thought! Though we’d totally understand a healthy dose of skepticism about getting excited over a new waste bin, you just might start to change your mind once you lay eyes on our selection of the 15 best trash cans on the market. 

Who makes the best trash cans? 

At some point, there will likely come a time when you’ll need to go on the hunt for a trash can. While you certainly want it to do what it’s meant to and hold waste, you’ll also want one that isn’t an eyesore! Luckily, the bins of today have come a long way from the dumpy, plastic monstrosities they once were.

But which brand to choose? That all depends. They say that one man’s trash (pun intended!) is another man’s treasure, and that’s especially true for waste baskets. Features that matter to some, such as touch-free capabilities, multiple compartments, and materials, might not matter to others. 

If you hate that your bin constantly gets grimy, for instance, it might be time for a motion sensor bin from iTouchless that you’ll never need to lay a hand on. Alternately, if sizing is an issue, you might opt for a slimline version from Simplehuman that you can fit into a small space. Like to recycle but don’t like the idea of having a whole bunch of different bins in the house? Why not opt for a two or even three-compartment Step N’ Sort trash can that will allow you to separate your refuse? 

With so many cans available in an array of stylish shapes, designs, colors, and materials — think matte stainless steel and wood —  you might forget to care if you can’t hide the bin away. Keep scrolling for FIRST’s picks for the best trash cans for every household.

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