The 10 Best Car Garbage Cans

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Whether you commute to work or drive the neighborhood carpool, if you spend a lot of time in your vehicle, the trash and clutter can pile up quickly — especially if you have or ferry children. Our selection of convenient garbage cans offers a variety of styles and colors, with each being designed to attach securely so that cleanup after road trips or the daily grind is a snap. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best car garbage can on Amazon.

10. Yicheyiyou Smart LED

9. Case New Neoprene

8. HappyChappy Can

7. Keep It Clean Carbage

6. Clean Ridez EZ

5. High Road StashAway

4. Barbarians Litter Bag

3. High Road StableMate

2. Drive Auto Products Bin

1. Rubbermaid Hanging

Special Honors

Embroidered Litter Bag by Counting the Blessings For a personalized option, consider the Embroidered Litter Bag by Counting the Blessings. The bag itself is available in several neutral colors, while the embroidery is offered in a wide variety of fonts and rainbow of choices, including an eye-catching multi-colored option. etsy.com

DiscountMugs Trash Away Users will see your business name or logo every time they use the DiscountMugs Trash Away, a customizable option that allows you to add your own text or artwork. They're sized to fit most cup holders and come in your choice of blue, red, or black. discountmugs.com

Natural Life Pop Up If you need a daily dose of inspiration, try the Natural Life Pop Up, each of which boasts a cheerful saying, such as "Life is only as good as the people you share it with." Crafted from polyester, they're easy to wipe clean in case of spills, with simple nylon straps in cute contrasting colors. naturallife.com

Editor's Notes

June 26, 2020:

You won't have to resort to throwing your trash on the floorboard with any of these handy car garbage cans, which come in sizes from large to small that will accommodate everyone from single users to large families. On the bigger end of the size spectrum, we like the High Road StableMate, since it can hold up to 4.5 gallons of stuff. The vinyl liner is a nice touch, as well, that makes cleaning up spills a relatively easy task. But if you find that you often have to mop up wet messes, you might consider the Rubbermaid Hanging, instead. Crafted from hard plastic, it can handle sticky liquids — and you can pop it into the dishwasher when it needs freshening up.

As for models that are on the smaller side, there's the HappyChappy Can, which has a built-in car tissue holder; the Case New Neoprene, a machine-washable choice; and the Yicheyiyou Smart LED, which lights up for convenient nighttime use. After some consideration, we kept the Clean Ridez EZ. It can hold up to two gallons, so it's moderately sized, but it does tend to sag over time. But, like the Drive Auto Products Bin, it can double as a soft cooler, although some might feel squeamish about putting drinks or food into a bag that's been used to carry garbage.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 01, 2020 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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