10 Coolest Trash Cans & Bins

1Touchless Automatic Trash Can

As you know, trashcans are so dirty, nobody likes to touch them. But with the infrared sensor, this ashcan automatically opens as long as you are in a 6 inch range of the sensor. Three seconds after you finished, the lid will slide shut. You can buy it in Amazon for $ 80 dollars

2Barcode Trashcan

Let's face it. We should all be recycling. What used to be simple “metal goes here, paper goes there, and plastic goes in over there,” is now a bit more complicated. If you look for the recycling symbol on most packaging, it's often filled with a number value. It denotes what can and cannot be recycled. That's where the Barcode Trashcan comes in. It makes being “green” a lot easier. There's one bin for each type of recyclable material. Just swipe the item in question over the top and the bin that opens is your winner. Easy breezy covergirl for real! By designer Woo Seok Park

3Star Wars R2-D2 Trash Can

If you are bored of your old and simple trash bin, then you can swap it with the Star Wars R2D2 TrashCan that comes to you from a galaxy far far away…especially for the Star Wars geeks out there. Available in Amazon for $139.99.

4Crusader's Great Helm Gothic Trash Bin

Add a medieval touch to your cubicle or office with one of these cool new Crusader's Great Helm Gothic Trash Bins ($50). These gothic wastebaskets are styled after 12th century great helms, aka helmets, but never touched blacksmith's hands. They're cast in quality designer resin and finished in a faux metal for an authentic look.

5Expanding Office Bin

This expandable bin ($65) by Front enlarges and contracts based on how much junk you put in it. It hands down the smartest, prettiest wastebasket I've ever seen.

6Ovetto Bin

Italian architect Gianluca Soldi, who is deeply involved in environmental issues, designed the Ovetto Bin, little egg in Italian, ($255) to make recycling easier and more organized, offering three segregated divisions for your different types of recycling. Each compartment has a door for bag removal and a lid for dropping waste, as well as different colours to remember which waste to put in.

7Garbage Pin

The Garbage Pin by Portuguese designer Ana Cardim turns your daily bits of trash into jewelry. A metallic silver structure holds a tiny, transparent plastic garbage bag, which once full, can be removed, closed with a wire and kept as an outcome of the experience. The piece is sold as a kit that includes spare plastic bags and wires.

8Armstrong Bin

This Sukwon Park & Sungwoo Park design is intended to compress the volume of garbage we produce each day. The name Armstrong Bin derives from the first man who stomped on the moon, just like you are going to stomp on your first garbage. The Armstrong dust bin aims to be the first cleverly named step in reducing the space taken by the garbage we just can't stop making.

9Minus Trash Can

Don't trick yourself! There's no cure for smelly food. This pail right here thinks it is hot stuff. It's called the “Minus” and it's basically cold hearted. Open the lid, place a banana peel inside, close, click shut, set temp, and press go. Coldness. Do not drop your pop cans in here unless they are all the way empty. It is also probably not a good place for dead animals. The bin was conceptualized by Cem Tutuncuoglu. Straight outta Turkey.

10Gold Plated Trash Can

Just before you let your imagination run wild, no, King Midas didn't touch the trash can. Designed by Sylvie Fleur, it is coated in real gold. There are only 25 pieces worldwide. With a minimum purchase of S$15,000, you can place this precious junk at your own house and be very certain that it will remain at the exact spot the next morning. Okay, it won't make your life easier but how cool is trash made entirely of gold.