Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wastebaskets and Trashcans, Revisited

trash can with insert for recyclables

Wastebaskets are one of an organizer's best friends, and I've written about them a lot - but I keep finding more. The trash mug is one of the cleverest products I've seen in a while - the removable mug top lets you easily separate recyclables from the other trash. But I've seen a lot of other notable wastebaskets, too.

two recycled cotton wastebaskets

For a different green idea, take a look at these wastebaskets made from "recycled cotton rags leftover from the apparel industry." [via Apartment Therapy]

wastebasket and laundry bag

Here's a very different wastebasket (and laundry bag). [via Swiss Miss] Update on Nov. 21, 2011: I'm no longer finding this one for sale.

pretty wastepaper basket

And here's a pretty wastepaper basket, unlike any others I've seen. Update on Sept. 18, 2009: This basket has disappeared from the web site where I found it.

modern waste baskets - two, different colors

Here's a very modern waste basket.

cherry wastebasket

And here's a simple elegant cherry wastebasket. (You can also get one in birdseye maple.)

two metal wastebaskets with cabin and tree - one has a bear, one says gone fishing

Rustic isn't usually my style, but these metal wastebaskets appealed to me. Update on Nov. 21, 2011: The site where I found these is no longer carrying them.

waste bin with graph paper design

Zany in New Zealand has some interesting waste bins. This one "comes flat pack and clicks together in a jiffy." (OK, this one is interesting for those of us who remember graph paper. If you don't, some of the other ones might still appeal to you.) Update on Dec. 27, 2010: This particular wastebasket is no longer available, but Zany still has others.

wastebasket - handwoven basket

The lovely hand-woven baskets from the Peterboro Basket Company, in a range of sizes, are certainly worth a look.

garbage can shaped like a rocket

And finally, how about the Wesco Spaceboy?

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6 Wastebaskets You Won't Find Just Anywhere
7 More Wastebaskets You Won't Find Just Anywhere
8 Wastebaskets I Found Today
A Green Wastebasket
Trashcans with a Green Tinge
The Latest Things in Waste Cans
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Cynthia Friedlob said...

I thought I'd mention that I picked up a couple of galvanized metal flower buckets years ago and use them in the bathrooms. I paid about twenty dollars total for both of them.

Searching for a link with photo, I found this one where they're selling for $140.85 each!

Now, that's inflation!

Jeri Dansky said...

Cynthia, thanks for the idea. That appears to be the price for a case of six, so the price isn't nearly as bad as it seems at first glance. (It's not the best of web designs, since you need to scroll to the very end to discover how the pricing works.)

Cynthia Friedlob said...

Oh, silly me! This is what happens when my available attention units are fewer than the amount required for the task!

I know we're in the middle of a nasty financial crisis, but I'm glad that it hasn't resulted in $140.85 for a flower bucket!

Jeri Dansky said...

This comment came in by e-mail, and is posted here with permission from the writer, organizer Deborah Zechini:

Here is another great trashcan for those that want something attractive in their kitchen or elsewhere...