13 Best Office Waste Bins

List Updated October 2021

Bestselling Office Waste Bins in 2021


AmazonBasics Mesh Wastebasket

AmazonBasics Mesh Wastebasket
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Mesh wastebasket offers a sleek industrial look and simple everyday convenience
  • Made of durable steel wire mesh in black; reinforced with solid metal base and solid edging along bottom and top rim
  • Gently flared, cylinder shape with 18-quart (4.5 gallon) capacity-a popular size for any office or work space
  • Metal mesh creates subtle transparency, slightly concealing contents
  • Measures 9-1/4 inches wide at the base, 11-3/8 inches wide at the top; and 14-1/4 inches tall

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG295500BLA Plastic Resin Deskside Wastebasket, 3.5 Gallon/13 Quart, Black

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG295500BLA Plastic Resin Deskside Wastebasket, 3.5 Gallon/13 Quart, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Space-efficient, economical, and an easy and an effective way to recycle
  • All-plastic construction won't chip, rust or dent
  • Fits under standard-height desk
  • Great for conference rooms, registers, admissions, display rooms, gift shops, housekeeping, offices, shops, and more.
  • Rolled rims add strength, and are easy to clean
  • A solution for home, office, and more
  • Recycling and side bin options available
  • Made in the USA. Material Type - Resin

Rolodex Mesh Round Wastebasket, 11-1/2 Diameter x 14-1/4 H, Black (22351)

Rolodex Mesh Round Wastebasket, 11-1/2 Diameter x 14-1/4 H, Black (22351)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Durable wire mesh construction
  • Add good looks, efficiency and productivity to your workspace
  • Diameter: 11 3/8" Top; 9 1/4" bottom. Height: 14-1/4"
  • Capacity: 18qt; 4.5gal

mDesign Rectangular Trash Can Wastebasket, Small Garbage Container Bin for Bathrooms, Powder Rooms, Kitchens, Home Offices - Shatter-Resistant Plastic, 2 Pack - Dark Brown

mDesign Rectangular Trash Can Wastebasket, Small Garbage Container Bin for Bathrooms, Powder Rooms, Kitchens, Home Offices - Shatter-Resistant Plastic, 2 Pack - Dark Brown
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • COMPACT DESIGN: These rectangular cans with a curved profile are the perfect size for inside cabinets, under counters, under sinks and other small spaces; Set of 2
  • FUNCTIONAL & VERSATILE: The size and style make this can work in so many places throughout your home; Also great for dorm rooms, campers, RVs and apartments
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Made of durable shatter-resistant plastic; MADE IN USA
  • THOUGHTFULLY SIZED: Each Measures 12.2" x 8" x 12" high

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG295600BLA Plastic Resin Deskside Wastebasket, 7 Gallon/28 Quart, Black

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG295600BLA Plastic Resin Deskside Wastebasket, 7 Gallon/28 Quart, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Space-efficient, economical, and an easy and an effective way to recycle
  • All-plastic construction won't chip, rust or dent
  • Fits under standard-height desk
  • Great for conference rooms, registers, admissions, display rooms, gift shops, housekeeping, offices, shops, and more.
  • Rolled rims add strength, and are easy to clean
  • A solution for home, office, and more
  • Recycling and side bin options available
  • Made in the USA. Material Type - Resin

Umbra Woodrow Trash Can – Duo-Tone Wood Wastebasket Garbage Can for Office, Study, Bathroom, Living Room, Powder Room and More, 2 Gallon/7.5 L, Black

Umbra Woodrow Trash Can – Duo-Tone Wood Wastebasket Garbage Can for Office, Study, Bathroom, Living Room, Powder Room and More, 2 Gallon/7.5 L, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Ybmhome Steel Mesh Rectangular Open Top Waste Basket Bin Trash Can for Office Home 8x12x12 Inches 1042s (1, Silver)

Ybmhome Steel Mesh Rectangular Open Top Waste Basket Bin Trash Can for Office Home 8x12x12 Inches 1042s (1, Silver)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • PERFECT OFFICE WASTE BIN; This wastebasket is an efficient designer solution for deskside disposal.
  • VENTILATED MESH DESIGN: The steel mesh construction provides for a breathable wastebasket that helps prevent the build-up of moisture. Breathable design prevents odors from building up.
  • STURDY BUT LIGHTWEIGHT: Steel mesh construction with solid base is sturdy but lightweight
  • PERFECT FOR ANY ROOM: Ideal for use in the office, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom/dorm room, etc., Furnish every room of your home with a wastebasket, Outfit a new office with a waste bin at every desk; Separate recyclables from trash with multiple baskets.
  • ATTRACTIVE FINISH: Constructed from a steel mesh casing in a black or silver epoxy finish with a reinforced top rim and solid steel base. Epoxy finish is attractive but tough.

mDesign Slim Plastic Rectangular Small Trash Can Wastebasket, Garbage Container Bin with Handles for Bathroom, Kitchen, Home Office, Dorm, Kids Room - 10" high, Shatter-Resistant, 2 Pack - Slate Blue

mDesign Slim Plastic Rectangular Small Trash Can Wastebasket, Garbage Container Bin with Handles for Bathroom, Kitchen, Home Office, Dorm, Kids Room - 10
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • COMPACT DESIGN: These rectangular cans with built-in handles are the perfect size for inside cabinets, under counters, under sinks and other small spaces; They tuck conveniently into small spaces or next to the toilet; Set of 2
  • FUNCTIONAL & VERSATILE: The size and style make this can work in so many places throughout your home; mDESIGN TIP: Try using these to store toys in your children's playroom or bedroom, the durable materials and built-in handles make these perfect for storing your little ones favorite blocks, cars, stuffed animals and other toys; Also great for condos, dorm rooms, cabins, campers, RVs and apartments
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Made of durable BPA and Chlorine free shatter-resistant plastic with integrated handles; Easily wipes clean with mild soap and water; Do not place in dishwasher; MADE IN USA
  • THOUGHTFULLY SIZED: Each Measures 10.75" x 5.25" x 10" high, 1.5 gallon/ 5.7 liter capacity

Seville Classics 3-Pack Round Mesh Wastebasket Recycling Bin, 6 Gal, 12" Diameter Top x 14" H, Silver

Seville Classics 3-Pack Round Mesh Wastebasket Recycling Bin, 6 Gal, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Includes 3 separate wastebaskets with 12" diameter top, 9" diameter base, and 14" height
  • Provides a trash and recycling capacity up to 6 gallons (20 liters) per wastebasket; regular 8 gallon trash bags fit the wastebasket
  • Large, round opening and tapered shape make sure trash goes into the can, not around it; wire mesh keeps the wastebasket well-ventilated, preventing the buildup of moisture and smells
  • Constructed of steel with a reinforced rim and base for stability and strength; silver epoxy powder-coat finish provides protection from corrosion in dry environments
  • Furnish every room of your home with a wastebasket, make sure your office has trash can at every desk; separate recyclables from garbage with multiple baskets. Use them your way.

Zuvo Metal Wire Mesh Waste Basket Garbage Trash Can For Office Home Bedroom Height 10.1" Width 10", 4 Gallon (16 Quart) (1, Silver)

Zuvo Metal Wire Mesh Waste Basket Garbage Trash Can For Office Home Bedroom Height 10.1
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • MESH WASTE BASKET- Ideal For any Office or Home Environment
  • STURDY CONSTRUCTION- Made of Durable Steet wire Mesh, reinforcerd with solid metal base.
  • CYLINDER SHAPE- Cylidner Shape with with 4 Gallon (16 quart) Capacity. Ideal for any office home or bedroom
  • DIMENSIONS - Height 10.1" Width top- 9.6 " Base 6.5"
  • SLEEK- Sleek Look And Industrial Design

mDesign Slim Plastic Rectangular Large Trash Can Wastebasket, Garbage Container with Handles for Bathroom, Kitchen, Home Office, Dorm, Kids Room - 12" High, Shatter-Resistant, 2 Pack - Slate Gray

mDesign Slim Plastic Rectangular Large Trash Can Wastebasket, Garbage Container with Handles for Bathroom, Kitchen, Home Office, Dorm, Kids Room - 12
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • COMPACT DESIGN: These rectangular cans with built-in handles are the perfect size for inside cabinets, under counters, under sinks and other small spaces; They tuck conveniently into small spaces or next to the toilet; Set of 2
  • FUNCTIONAL & VERSATILE: The size and style make this can work in so many places throughout your home; mDESIGN TIP: Try using these to store toys in your children's playroom or bedroom, the durable materials and built-in handles make these perfect for storing your little ones favorite blocks, cars, stuffed animals and other toys; Also great for condos, dorm rooms, cabins, campers, RVs and apartments
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Made of durable BPA and Chlorine free shatter-resistant plastic with integrated handles; Easily wipes clean with mild soap and water; Do not place in dishwasher; MADE IN USA
  • THOUGHTFULLY SIZED: Each Measures 11" x 6.5" x 12" high, 2.5 gallon/ 9.5 liter capacity

Wastebasket, Yamix Retro European Style Household Home Office Round PU Leather Waste Bin Paper Basket Trash Can Dustbin Garbage Bin Waste-paper Basket Ashcan Ashbin without Lid - World Map

Wastebasket, Yamix Retro European Style Household Home Office Round PU Leather Waste Bin Paper Basket Trash Can Dustbin Garbage Bin Waste-paper Basket Ashcan Ashbin without Lid - World Map
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • MATERIAL - High quality grey paperboard + PU leather + lmported high precision UV ink. High grade PU Leather material outer with non-woven fabrics lining and solidly built ensure durable, compact and long-life. Bin Size: 9.8*7.9*10.9inches /25*20*27cm. Size is right for small spaces, such as cabinets, tabletop and countertop.
  • INTERPRETATION OF CLASSICS - Inspiration comes from medieval European aristocratic life. The designer with unique keen sense of smell uses random natural element in life create the eternal classic. Perfect workmanship with skilled stitching, delicate and luxury, highlight the royal noble quality.
  • SPECIAL DECORATION - Unique world map pattern and retro design with delicate color, looks fashionable, elegant and classic, attractive, stylish and sturdy! Put in bedroom wakes up the luxury of an era; put in living room highlight the perfect lifestyle; put in kitchen highlight the comfort and freedom of life, etc.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SAFTY - Meticulously choosed best quality water-resistance PU leather, grey paperboard and high precision UV ink as well as the non-woven fabric lining. Non-toxic and without any pungent smell, will not affect the health and indoor air.
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL APPLICATION - Ideal for kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and other places to use. It is also an amazing decoration, a perfect choice for household, apartment, office, conferrence room, hotel, convention center and so on. Besides, you can also use as for vase placed flowers or clothes storage bucket.

Greenco Mesh Wastebasket Trash Can, 6 Gallon, Silver, 3 Pack

Greenco Mesh Wastebasket Trash Can, 6 Gallon, Silver, 3 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Made of durable scratch resistant steel wire mesh, reinforced with solid metal base and solid edging along bottom and top rim
  • Gently flared, cylinder shape with 6 gallon (24-quart) capacity - a popular size for any office or work space.
  • Its silver finish and sleek versatile look makes it ideal for use in almost any setting.
  • Mesh breathable design prevents odors from building up.
  • Measures; 9 1/2 inches diameter at the base; 11 1/2 diameter at the top; and 13 3/4 inches tall.

Packing a "Green" Lunch: Reduce Waste and Save Money

When it comes to school lunches, think green. A little planning and refillable containers can create the zero waste lunch. Here are some tips on how to do it.

"It's been estimated that a student can generate 67 pounds of lunch-related waste per year," notes Kimberle Herring, public education coordinator for the Monterey Regional Waste Management District in Marina, California.

And that adds up.

Students at Marshall Elementary School on the former Fort Ord near Monterey, California, reduced their lunch waste by half last year in the Waste Free Schools pilot program, organized by the MRWMD.

"We provided education for students and staff, and in six weeks, reduced the lunch waste by 50 percent," said Herring.

"We also were successful in promoting a Zero Waste Lunch Challenge - causing families to become more aware in general about waste generation, and specifically in encouraging waste free or lighter lunches."

The schoolwide effort also increased recycling from classrooms, resulting in a 40 percent reduction in school garbage.

Not only was this good for the earth, but also for the school's bottom line.

Less garbage means reduced disposal costs, saving the school more than $4,600 annually.

"A typical size school in our area can generate 21,440 to 97,485 pounds of waste per year," notes Herring.

So what can environmentally conscious parents do, especially with school a few weeks away?

In a word: planning.

Before you start groaning about yet another thing you have to do, consider that not only will you be doing something positive for the environment, you will also save money in the long run. And you'll be setting a good example for your kids.

Many reusable lunch bags and boxes are available from a variety of sources. Some clever ones can be found online at www.laptoplunches.com, www.reusablebags.com, and www.tupperware.com (the Lunch and Things container).

The Laptop Lunches site, started by two mothers in Santa Cruz, California, also has great ideas for healthy boxed lunches. Their box lunch sets, modeled on Japanese bento boxes, have been featured on the "Today" show and in Parents magazine.

Information on the site is updated monthly, with new tips and recipes.

True, there is an initial cost to purchasing a box or bag and any other accessories. But that saves you from buying plastic sandwich bags and juice boxes.

Using a Thermos or other refillable drink container is also essential. Disposable drink containers end up causing a lot of waste.

You can also pack cloth napkins rather than the paper type, and reusable eating utensils.

Parents will find that that they'll save money by buying their child's favorite lunch items in bulk rather than individual packages. The small bags of cookies or chips are convenient, but always more expensive than packaging the same items yourself.

Another way to cut down on waste, Herring said, is simply to see how much your child is really eating, and to pack accordingly.

Extra food tends to be thrown away, wasting not only the money you've spent on it, but also causing more trash.

One way to see this for yourself is to have your child bring home what they don't eat. That way, you can see what is going to waste.

Packing a lighter lunch may be the solution, Herring said.

"Only pack what your child can or will eat in 10 or 15 minutes," she said. "Students are often distracted and anxious to get out to recess and what they don't eat ends up in the trash can."

If you must pack disposable items, choose those which can be recycled, such as aluminum cans and items made of PETE (No. 1) plastic.

Of course, this will take some coordination with your child. Emphasize the importance of helping the earth. Have them help you separate the recyclables at home, and talk about what steps you can take to cut down on waste.

Parents and children can also urge schools to adopt a waste reduction program.

There's no such thing as a free lunch - but at least by taking the right steps, it can be more earth-friendly.

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