Updated April 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Pull Out Trash Cans

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Pull out garbage cans, also known as sliding trash cans or track trash cans, attach to metal runners and are easily concealed in a kitchen cabinet. This not only saves room on your kitchen floor, but also stores your trash out of sight and reach of children and pets, while keeping odors at a distance. Here we have ranked the best based on their durability, strength, aesthetics and value. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Rev-A-Shelf 4WCSC

2. Knape & Vogt Undermount

3. Knape & Vogt Soft Close

Editor's Notes

April 16, 2020:

If kitchen floor space is limited, or if you simply don’t want your trash can to ruin your home’s aesthetics, then a pull out garbage can is an effective solution. Due to their compact size, they are often used in conjunction with a larger receptacle such as a wheeled trash can, so that excess waste can be kept in a garage or outdoors, in between refuse collections.

Those that are short on cabinet space might consider a top-mounted option such as the Rev-A-Shelf 4WCTM or the Century Components Top Mount, as these maximize the vertical space available with no undercarriage or tray upon which to stand. Alternatively, you can opt for a bottom-mounted model such as the Simplehuman Dual Compartment, Knape & Vogt Undermount, or the Rev-A-Shelf 4WCSC. These, while quite different in their construction, all attach to the cabinet floor and maximize horizontal space as there are no fittings on either side.

Some models, including the Rev-A-Shelf 4WCBM or the Knape & Vogt Soft Close, have dampeners on the runners to prevent slamming, and will gently self-close the last couple of inches, even when operating on a full load. You can also opt for a single-bin model such as the Simplehuman Under Counter, which will fit shallower units, or a double-bin model such as the Double Waste Container System, which will accommodate recyclable materials as well as regular items of household waste.

4. Double Waste Container System

5. Century Components Soft Close

6. Century Components Top Mount

7. Rev-A-Shelf 4WCBM

8. Simplehuman Dual Compartment

9. Rev-A-Shelf 4WCTM

10. Simplehuman Under Counter


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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