If the thought of a standalone bin is unsightly and takes up too much space, then one of these built-in bin is your answer.
The Types of Built-in Bins
Free up your floor space and get a built-in bin. These are bins that either sit inside the kitchen cabinet floor or mounted to the cabinet door away from sight. While some are bigger than others, door mounted bins tend to be smaller. The slide out or pull out bins either sit on a set of rails or hug in a frame for ease of sliding in and out.
The other things to look for in built-in bin is the shape and how space efficient these are. Obviously rectangular or square bins make better use of space while the conventional round bins have the looks.
Finally, there are also those with multiple compartments for sorting of rubbish for recycling. This is particularly handy if you live in a flat or apartment and have limited storage space.
Top 10 Best Built-in Bins
To make your buying decision easier, we have listed these built-in bins according to size and capacity. Here is a quick overview of our line-up with indication of its type, shape and features.
- Brabantia Buil-in Bin 10L – Black Plastic – DOOR MOUNT, SQUARE
- Wesco Built-In Rubbish Bin 11L Round Stainless Steel – DOOR MOUNT, ROUND
- Brabantia Built-in Recycling Bin Set of 2 Black & Green 20L (2 x 10) – DOOR MOUNT, SQUARE, RECYCLING
- Brabantia Built-in Bin 15L – Brilliant Steel or White – DOOR MOUNT, ROUND
- Hailo Compact-Box Stainless Steel Bin or White 15L – DOOR MOUNT, ROUND
- Wesco Built-In Pull-Out Bin 2 Compartments 15L (2 x 7.5) – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE, RECYCLING
- Wesco Built-in Pull-Out Bin 16L – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE
- simplehuman Under Counter Pull Out Bin 30L – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE
- simplehuman Under Counter Pull Out 2 Compartment Recycler 35L (20+15) – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE, RECYCLING
- Wesco Big Double Built-in Waste Bin 52L (2 x 26) – SLIDE OUT
- Axentia ZwEimer Dual Compartment Bin 60L (2 x 30) – STANDALONE
- Hailo Euro-Cargo 45 Built-In Waste Bin 70L (2 x 35) – RETROFIT, SLIDE OUT
Now for a look at the details.
Brabantia Built-in Bin 10L – Black Plastic – DOOR MOUNT, SQUARE [BUDGET]
A no nonsense door mounted plastic black bin. At 10 Litre, the bin takes up very little space in the cabinet and is great for a small household.
- Dimensions: Length 210 mm height 330 mm width 260 mm depth 210 mm
Wesco Built-In Rubbish Bin 11L Round Stainless Steel – DOOR MOUNT, ROUND
The Wesco stainless steel trash can be mounted on the left or right opening cabinet door. The actual mount itself is on the wall of the cabinet and not the door relieving the door’s hinges from the weight of the bin, avoiding damage or stress. The trash can is compact and round with an 11 litre capacity, great for small cabinets. Catches attached to the door can be used to pull the bin out or released leaving the bin inside the cabinet.
Brabantia Built-in Recycling Bin Set of 2 Black & Green 20L (2 x 10) – DOOR MOUNT, SQUARE, RECYCLING
A double unit of the black plastic bin from Brabantia above, the Brabantia Built-in Recycling Bin is also made from durable plastic and offers twice the capacity of a single bin. As it is colour coded, it can be used to sort recycling from general waste. The bin can be mounted on cabinet with doors that open to the left or right.
- Dimensions: 30 x 52 x 34 cm
Brabantia Built-in Bin 15L – Brilliant Steel or White – DOOR MOUNT, ROUND
From the brand synonymous to bins and kitchen ware, Brabantia’s Built-in Bin has a removable plastic inner bucket, lid that opens automatically when the cupboard door is opens and body made from high grade chromium steel. The bin can be mounted on cabinet with doors that open to the left or right. A white version is also available.
- Dimensions: 34 x 29 x 31.7 cm
Hailo Compact-Box Stainless Steel Bin or White 15L – DOOR MOUNT, ROUND
Here is a cheaper alternative to the Brabantia above, the Hailo Compact-Box also offers 15 Litre capacity and is suitable for use on carousel units upwards of 40 cm wide. The bin can be attached to the right or left hand door with ease. The lid is lifted automatically using a springless tilt and turn mechanism.
- Dimensions: 29 x 31 x 37 cm
Wesco Built-In Pull-Out Bin 2 Compartments 15L (2 x 7.5) – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE, RECYCLING
The Wesco Built-in Pull-Out Bin has a patented automatic lid lever and double bin at 7.5 Litre capacity each giving a total waste capacity of 15 Litre.
- Fits cupboard width: 30 cm
Also available: Wesco Built-in Pull-Out Bin 16L – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE
simplehuman Under Counter Pull Out Bin 30L – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE
This pull-out bin holds your rubbish neatly concealed inside the cabinet. As it is quite tall, it does not come with a lid and will fit in a base unit cabinet. The easy-to-install bin glides out of the cabinet on a smooth ball bearing track providing quick and easy access. A convenient stainless steel handle lets you reach and pull the bin out easily.
- Dimensions: 50.8 x 48.3 x 25.4 cm
Also available: simplehuman Under Counter Pull Out 2 Compartment Recycler 35L (20+15) – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE, RECYCLING
- Dimensions: 45.5cm(D) x 24.8cm(W) x 48.5cm(H)
Wesco Big Double Built-in Pull-Out Waste Bin 52L (2 x 26) – SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE
The Wesco Big Double Built-in Bin is another twin bin with generous capacity of 26 Litre per bin giving a total of 52L. The bin does not need to be mounted as it comes with its own support frame and pull out rails. It will however require a cabinet width of at least 40cm.
- Dimensions: W*D*H, 338 (W) x 475 (D) x 465 (H) mm
Axentia ZwEimer Dual Compartment Bin 60L (2 x 30) – STANDALONE
Grey plastic double bin that works as a standalone or hidden away in the cabinet. Ideal for separating rubbish and recycling; with a push-lid which opens when u push lightly on the top of the lid; non-slip mount for hanging bin bags inside each compartment. At the height of 51 cm, a clear space is required above the bin for the lid to open. It will work for under counter but may not suit low cabinets.
- Dimensions 43 (W) x 33 (D) x 51 (H) cm
Hailo Euro-Cargo 45 Built-In Waste Bin 70L (2 x 35) – RETROFIT, SLIDE OUT, RECTANGLE
The Euro-Cargo 45 offers a whooping 70 L capacity with its two compartment bin at 35L each. Suitable for 450mm wide cabinets, mount the pull out rails to the cabinet walls and the door to the front door frame and have yourself a proper built-in waste bin. This can either be retro-fitted to existing 450mm wide cabinet and door or for new kitchen unit. The bin has a built-in lid that doubles as a shelf once fitted and the door and rail has a soft close mechanism. However, the installed depth is larger than standard depth at 528mm so make sure there is room for this. It is recommended that the thickness of the cabinet wall to be between 15-19mm.