Question

Can anyone help me find a double (13 gal. each) trash can for my kitchen (one for trash, one for recyclables) in a decent looking receptacle

Asked by m flynn
Woodland, CA

I am looking for a double (13 gal. each) trash can for my kitchen (one for trash, one for recyclables) in a decent looking receptacle. I have found triple (7 gal each) cans but not double. Can anyone help?

Answer

Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS

Answered by Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS

Bainbridge Island, WA

A Kitchen That Works LLC

January 9, 2012

I'll assume that you want a free standing model rather than one that is built-into a base cabinet. Based on that assumption, here are three links to potential candidates for your review:

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/trashRecycling/recycling?productId=10024154&N=70654&Nao=0

http://www.simplehuman.com/products/recycling-solutions/rectangular-sensor-recycler.html

http://www.simplehuman.com/products/recycling-solutions/flip-lid-recycler.html

Alternatively, you could have on made by a local cabinet maker. Find the receptacles (bins) that meet your needs and have the cabinet maker build a base cabinet on locking casters with a spring loaded lid.

Two things you may want to consider with respect to the size of the receptacles are:

  1. the larger the receptacle the more challenging it is to lift out when it is full and
  2. the larger the receptacle the more days between emptying which for the trash side can become an odor issue.

Wishing you a successful search!

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