Updated October 01, 2020 by Allean Phelps

The 10 Best Swing Top Trash Cans

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Swivel lid trash cans give you a convenient place to dispose of garbage. In most cases, the weight of the refuse is enough to send it tumbling into the bin. Many models keep odors at bay, and a few help improve the aesthetics of a room. This list includes a variety of swing top garbage cans for the counter and the floor that are suitable for home and office environments. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Simplehuman 60 Liter

2. Home Zone Living Wastebasket

3. Umbra Twirla

Editor's Notes

September 27, 2020:

This list includes a variety of swing top trash cans to help you maintain cleanliness. When choosing a bin for your home or office, it is important to pay attention to the type of material, the holding capacity, and the shape.

Tabletop trash cans like the mDesign Mini and the Kingchilla Mini Bin are perfect for collecting small items. You can use them in a kitchen to hold food scraps while cooking, or a drink station to collect straw wrappers, coffee stirrers, and empty sugar packets. You may also consider placing one in a bathroom to contain cotton swabs, cotton balls, or wipes.

When it comes to size, consider how quickly the can will fill based on your use. It doesn't matter if the bin is large or small, if it is used to collect refuse in a bustling household or office, you will need to empty it often. But a floor model would cut down the number of trips you'll need to make outside to large garbage cans.

The options listed here are made of either plastic or stainless steel. Plastic trash cans like the Rubbermaid Dual-Action and the Simplehuman 60 Liter are durable, keep scratches at bay, and can be popped back into shape if dented. However, they are not the most stylish choice. Stainless steel models like the Home Zone Living Wastebasket look chic and are easy to clean. Still, they wear faster.

If you're looking for stylish options that can stand the test of time, the Umbra Twirla and the Forart Wastebasket are good choices. Both of these brands are made of plastic and are suitable for placement in any area of the home.

Remember, you have to apply pressure to the lid for the garbage can to swing open. Therefore, you may have to touch the can with your hands. Also, the lid needs space to swing, so you may not get to fill the bin to its capacity. If you prefer not to touch the trash can consider one of the touchless or pedal options.

Special Honors

Sterlite 1088 The Sterlite 1088 has a dual-action lid that swings or lifts. It is available in black or white and has a 13.2-gallon capacity. With a smooth surface, it offers easy cleaning and is suitable for any room in the home. sterilite.com

Alessi Birillo Swing Top Trash Can The Alessi Birillo PL10 features a minimalist design with a square shape and round edges. It is 7-inches high and made from shatter-resistant plastic. This model comes in black and white and has matching accessories for the bathroom that are sold separately. alessi.com

4. Kingchilla Mini Bin

5. Rubbermaid Dual-Action

6. Forart Wastebasket

7. Bennett Center Inset

8. Hmane 10 Liter

9. Superio Wicker Style Bin

10. mDesign Mini


Allean Phelps
Last updated on October 01, 2020 by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.


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