Modern Trash Cans and Recycling Bins

Modern Trash Cans and Recycling Bins

Collection of modern recycle bins and creative trash can designs from all over the world.

Bin Bin Wastebasket

Designed by John Brauer, this modern trash bin looks exactly like the contents it is designed to contain, crushed paper.

Bin Bin Wastebasket

Barcode Recycle Station

There is one bin for each type of recyclable material. Just scan the item in question and the appropriate bin will open automatically.

Barcode Recycle Station


Creative trash can designed by Stephan Hauser, useful for people who like to read on the toilet.

Dustbin Trash Can

Ovetto Recycling Bin

Named after the Italian word for ‘egg’, Ovetto bin offers three separate receptacles to make recycling easier and more organized.

Ovetto Recycling Bin

Fabriano Waste Paper Basket

Made entirely of recycled paper, waste basket consist of 50 disposable bags and when the bin is full you just have to extract the bag and throw it away, the layer beneath is ready to collect more paper.

Fabriano Waste Paper Basket

Tri3 Trash Can

Left pedal opens the top can. This can is for general discarding. Middle pedal makes the second can rotate around a decentered axe. This can is for packaging, plastic etc. Right pedal makes the last can move towards the user. The last can is for glass discarding.

Tri3 Trash Can

Top Hat Trash Can

Unfortunately, this top hat is not a magical item and white rabbit will not appear from it. However, it will make your trash disappear!

Top Hat Trash Can


With its flexible wire frame, this elegant and very functional waste bin can hold plastic bags of any size.


Star Wars R2-D2 Trash Can

This creative office sized trash can is imported from Japan and is an incredibly detailed replica of R2-D2.

Star Wars R2-D2 Trash Can

Click Hybrid Trash Bin

Inspired by the aperture/iris action of a camera, Hyejin Lee designed a trash bin that features a button that allows you to open the mouth of the bin to an appropriate size.

Click Hybrid Trash Bin

Easy Trash Bin

Wooden peg-based trash bin designed by Hung Ming Chen.

Easy Trash Bin

Growing Bin

Modern trash bin by Young-min Heo has an adjustable set of concentric rings that expand vertically to accommodate more trash.

Growing Bin

Coca-Cola Refresh Recycling Bin

Made entirely from recycled soda and water bottles, this bin is unique because it not only encourages people to recycle, it also showcases the exceptional design potential of recycled plastic.

Coca-Cola Refresh Recycling Bin

Also check out: Recycled Can Sculptures

  1. Manish Ahuja

    Yet another collection of the most innovative ideas. Toxel Rocks!!!

  2. Terry Grignon

    What a great set of ideas. Loved them all! Especially the second last one with the concentric rings.

  3. dsgv

    last one says “cans only” and the guy is putting a bottle:\

  4. bubba

    It actually says Bottles & Cans only… you just cant see the rest

  5. loco

    Small originality, change the boring life. My favorite paper trash!Cannot completely, try my best!

  6. blahzer

    That last one looks ps’d the shadows don’t look right

  7. smmshad

    actually there is no shadow on the last 1

  8. Jaqi Mugo

    Awesome collection! Very practical! Love it!

    The hybrid bin looks so tech! :D

  9. Jef

    love the flexibin

  10. devit1104

    Nice Posting….Thanx 4 Share…^_^

  11. A.s.A

    wow …

  12. Camparis

    It looks very nice. I would like to find my own garbage way … :)

  13. Steve

    last one says, bottles & cans only.

  14. Mettigel

    Once more, really cool innovations! Congratulations and best regards from Germany,


  15. gus

    holy s. i have that r2d2 trash can except it’s a cooler.

  16. Touris

    Great collection. Makes me think of something creative :)

  17. Colan Coody

    We are looking for some soda, and water bottle recycle bins for our 4-H Green School program.The Coke bins look really nice.
    Can we get some more information?

  18. Me

    The last one says “plastic bottles and cans only” all you can see from the picture is the “cans only” part of that phrase.

    Most recycling bins say this, so you know not to throw garbage in them.

    Even tho most of today’s socity is too lazy to read, so they throw their garbage wherever they want, including the ground.

  19. Ken

    All of them are cool…i bet their kinda expensive

  20. debba

    lol, you would expect to se a wheighted companion cube burning in the Click Hybrid Trash Bin, reminds me of portal!!! toxel rules!!

  21. donavan

    I like the egg one.
    We are doing a school project.
    I need some more information plz

  22. Lola

    These are some wicked bins

  23. ChEeSe

    okay so for the reading trash can what if your book is to small and goes through???? then what?

  24. steven

    What trash (I like R2-D2 though)

  25. Victoria

    I love the barcode recycle system. It make recycling so much easier and more convenient. With it, we don’t even have to think of which category our trash belongs to and it already automatically tell us. The growing bin idea is genius!!

  26. angel

    the coke one looks lame but i like the dustbin

  27. rikitingting

    I like the Flexibin, really simple and requires minimal material. The Paper Basket is also nice!

  28. Charlie

    Very clever items.
    Almost wants to make me generate more trash.

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