The 10 Best Auto Trash Bags

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in March of 2016. Do people mistake your car for the local garbage dump? Do you find yourself stepping on empty bottles when you're looking for the brakes? Then it's definitely time for you to get one of these auto trash bags. With generous capacities and compact designs, any one of these can help you maintain a clean and tidy vehicle that won't leave you embarrassed to offer your mom -- or boss -- a ride. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best auto trash bag on Amazon.

10. EPAuto Storage

9. Lebogner Perfect

8. Zone Tech Universal

7. Ipely Headrest

6. The Drive Bin

5. OxGord Organizer

4. High Road TrashStash

3. Coli Alma Quality

2. EPAuto Waterproof

1. Clean Ridez Camouflage

Special Honors

Etsy Auto The majority of auto trash bags on the market are black or grey and lack fun prints and patterns. For car owners who want something with a bit more pizzazz, there are myriad bright designs to suit many tastes at Etsy. You can choose from floral, animal print, polka dot, plaid, and more, and some can even be personalized with an embroidered or screen printed monogram. etsy.com

Editor's Notes

June 26, 2020:

Much like with a car organizer, when you have kids, operate a ride-hailing service, or spend an ample amount of time commuting, having an auto trash bag can make all the difference between a tidy interior and an unattractive mess. We've selected options to suit any model or make, with collapsible choices like the Lebogner Perfect and Zone Tech Universal for those who only need a trash bin occasionally, and generously-sized items like the High Road TrashStash for long road trips with children.

Our priorities included washable fabrics and materials, leakproof interiors, sturdy straps that are easy to loop around any headrest, shifter, or even car handles if the bin is small enough, as well as items outfitted with Velcro strips to keep them firmly in place. We sourced options of varying capacities, so someone who throws the occasional tissue away will appreciate the compact Ipely Headrest, while the two-gallon interior of the EPAuto Waterproof is ideal for moderate use.

We said goodbye to the Tidify Clean and Tidy, Car Organizer, and Mainly Auto MA001 due to availability issues, and brought on the aforementioned Ipely Headrest and EPAuto Waterproof in their place, as well as the Coli Alma Quality. While this one, like The Drive Bin, has no cover, it's still an asset for a few reasons. If you're not comfortable reaching around to the back of the passenger seat headrest or below your line of sight to ensure trash gets into a receptacle, this open bin in a good idea. It comes with a spiked mat made to stay secure on carpet, even if you have to take a hairpin turn, and is more easily accessible to children in different seats. Finally, it's a breeze to rinse out when it's dirty and can be placed anywhere you need it without having to fuss with buckles and straps.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on July 01, 2020 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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