Updated April 26, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Under Sink Trash Cans

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in April of 2020. If your home has a small kitchen, or if you simply want to keep your household waste out of sight, a compact trash can that fits inside the cabinet beneath your sink is an unobtrusive solution that is economical on space. Under-sink garbage cans also keep bad odors and bacteria away from open spaces, while still being close at hand when performing regular cleaning duties. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ninestars DZT-12-9

2. Rev-A-Shelf Pivot

3. Subekyu Mini Metal

Editor's Notes

April 22, 2020:

While they are undoubtedly practical and convenient to use, trash cans that store away in cabinets are usually somewhat limited in volume. If you live in a household that produces a lot of garbage and doesn’t have access to a communal waste disposal method, such as a garbage chute or dumpster, you may wish to keep a larger trash can on your property in which to store excess refuse for collection.

When it comes to choosing an under-sink garbage can, you have a few factors to consider. While pull out trash cans are also effective, the items in this ranking are either free-standing, such as the Simplehuman 2.6 Gallon or Ninestars DZT-12-9, or have the option of being hung on cabinet doors. These, which include the Subekyu Mini Metal or Simplehuman Heavy Duty, can either hook over the top of the door, or can be fixed directly to its surface.

One exception is the Rev-A-Shelf Pivot, which swings out as the door is opened, and retracts when the door is closed. As well as being an efficient space-saving design, this perfectly positions the open can for use. Another stand-out model is the iTouchless Dual Compartment, which has two receptacles for different types of waste, making it ideal for sorting recyclable materials.

4. Simplehuman Heavy Duty

5. Ninestars DZT-8-1c

6. iTouchless Dual Compartment

7. Simplehuman 2.6 Gallon

8. Subekyu Hanging Waste Bin

9. Yamazaki Como

10. Mdesign Slim


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 26, 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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