Imagine a world without garbage cans. We’d probably have to live amidst mountains of garbage, and squalor and disease would make live a living hell. But that’s one nightmare we don’t have to live through, thanks to a simple contraption called a garbage can. A garbage can is a container which collects trash and waste and stores it in our homes and outdoors and public places till it is collected by a civic waste disposal agency. Contemporary garbage cans, believe it or not also add to the style quotient in our homes. These cans are modern, sleek and elegant and a great addition to any space in the home.
Garbage cans come in a variety of styles
Garbage cans have evolved immensely over the years. What was once a simple no frills container is now a highly stylized product that comes in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes and designs. They are even specialized cans for different spaces in the home.
Kitchen garbage cans
are different from the ones used in bathrooms. Children have a colorful range of kids’ bins to choose from. Dry waste cans are different from wet waste ones. There are even high tech cans that use sensor chips in their operation. The following some of the most popular types of garbage cans which are found in most modern homes around the world.
Pedal Garbage Cans
This kind of garbage can has a foot pedal which needs to be pressed to open the can. Pedal cans or step cans as they are also called, allow a hands free operation, allowing you to open the lid and dispose off the trash without touching the can. A lot of pedal cans come with a removable container which can be taken out easily when disposing the garbage. This can be cleaned easily and also helps in keeping the main bin relatively cleaner. Pedal bins can be square, rectangular or cylindrical in shape.
Push Garbage Cans
Push cans come with a lid that has a door that needs to be pushed to slide the waste inside. This kind of garbage can works best in areas where the clearance area is less and where a can with a fully opening lid would not work. The ideal space for these bins is below kitchen and bathroom counters.
Soft Touch Garbage Cans
As the name suggests, in this kind of can, you need just a soft touch to open the lid. This easily opening lid stays open for as long as you like and it is therefore perfect for extended work. Soft touch cans have wide mouths so you can dispose off large amounts of garbage at one time. The best thing about these cans is that they can even fit into narrow spaces allowing you to optimize space in your
Hands Free Garbage Cans
These are high tech cans that allow total hands free and also feet free operation. It comes with a built-in sensor chip that senses your presence as you move near it and it opens the can’s lid anticipating your action. You can therefore dispose off the garbage without touching any part of the can. As soon as you step back, the lid closes automatically.
Recycling Garbage Cans
These environment friendly cans are created specially to encourage garbage segregation and recycling in homes. They come with more than one container usually in different colors which allows you to separate the bio-degradable garbage from the rest.
Waste Paper Baskets
These are receptacles of dry trash like paper and other such garbage. Waste paper baskets usually do not come with a lid so these should not be used for any kind of smelly garbage. These are also ideal for office use.
Mounted Garbage Cans
These cans are mainly found in the kitchen and they can either be mounted on the door below the sink or along the bottom of a cabinet. Mounted kitchen garbage cans provide optimal space utilization.
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Whatever your requirement, we have a garbage can right here to match it. Our stunning collection has more than 50 options for you to choose from. Each of these garbage cans has been crafted keeping in mind the functional and aesthetic needs of the modern home. Fine stainless steel dominates this range but there are some cans available in other modern materials as well. This collection includes garbage cans from
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We all know garbage cans are indispensable for a clean and healthy lifestyle. Modern garbage cans also add to the visual appeal of a space. They are the perfect blend of form and function and perfect for all modern homes.