Pick of the Litter (Baskets)

Environmental concerns have changed the way we handle and think about trash.  These trash cans offer specialized features that will be particularly appealing to clients who want to recycle and reuse.

The Trash Mug

  • 2-in-1 plastic container reminiscent of an over-sized coffee mug
  • Different sections can be used to segregate recyclables from other trash or independently when auxiliary receptacles are necessary
  • A good solution for collecting kitchen compost
  • Keeping the top mug in place helps control odor emission from contents of the lower container
  • Available in multiple colors

    The Trash Mug

    W13.3” x D10.8” x H13”

  • http://www.mollaspace.com/shop/trash-mug-5.html
  • $30
  • Also available in smaller size for table-top use http://www.mollaspace.com/shop/trash-mug-mini-6.html

SimpleHuman Grocery Bag Can with Storage            

  • All-in-one design that puts those ubiquitous plastic grocery bags to use as trash containers
  • Steel frame supports bags and holds them in place
  • Durable plastic lid on hinge to keep contents and odors in the bag
  • Plastic drip pan protects cabinets and also supports bag bottom
  • Integrated bag storage holds and dispenses up to 50 bags
  • Simple to mount on cabinet door
  • 8.1″D x 13.2″W x 18.9″H
  • http://www.simplehuman.com/products/trash-cans/in–cabinet-cans/grocery-with-holder.html
  • $30

Urbano Eco Trash Can

  • Sleek design that supports a plastic grocery bag for trash, also stores bags for future use
  • Unique bag storage means that there’s always another bag readily in place, makes double-bagging easy
  • Winner of the 2005 Pratt Product Design Competition
  • Made from recycled polypropylene
  • Available in black and lime green
  • 16″ H x 8″ W x 18″ D
  • http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/urbano-eco-trash-can
  • $18

This article first appeared in August/September 2012 issue of The Chronical, An Official Publication of the National Study Group for Chronic Disorganization.  Hyperlinks and other information are accurate at the time of posting.