Updated March 05, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Two Compartment Trash Cans

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Trash cans have come a long way in both form and function to accommodate our busy, modern lifestyles. Whether you want an advanced motion-sensor or basic no-frills design, we're sure you'll find the right dual-compartment option in our selection to get you on track toward a responsible and organized method of disposing of unwanted items. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best two compartment trash can on Amazon.

10. Safco Products 9927BB

9. Simplehuman Slim CW1470

8. Safeco Products Right-Size 9634SS

7. Simplehuman Pull-Out CW1016

6. Simplehuman CW2018

5. Nine Stars Touchless DZT-70-11R

4. Songmics ULTB60NL

3. Simplehuman Butterfly

2. Step N' Sort 16-Gallon

1. Simplehuman CW2035

Editor's Notes

March 03, 2019:

The volume of garbage you or your family throw away on a daily basis will often dictate your trash bin selection. For those with large families, or perhaps looking for a model to put in a busy office break room, the Simplehuman CW2035, Step N' Sort 16-Gallon, Songmics ULTB60NL, Simplehuman CW2018 all make a smart choice, since they have a large capacity. These are generally good options for people with big dogs too, as their wide stance makes them very tip resistant. If you are tight on space, but can't make do with a very small model, you will probably want to consider the slim Simplehuman Butterfly or the under-cabinet Simplehuman Pull-Out CW1016, since these make the most out of the little bit of room you have to spare. If you can't stand the thought of touching a garbage bin, even with your foot, look at the Nine Stars Touchless DZT-70-11R. It utilizes an infrared sensor that simply requires you to wave your hand in front of it, and the lid will automatically open. Unfortunately, this often means it may open if you simply walk by it. It also means a smart dog might figure out how it works, thereby providing himself with a meal any time he wants. The tiny Simplehuman Slim CW1470 and Safco Products 9927BB are ideal for keeping next to a desk, since they are both very compact.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 05, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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