Trash Can

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  September 30, 2022
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Wastebin redirects here. For temporary deletion of a computer file see Trash (computing). Litter bin redirects here. For a place for pet animals to ‘go to the toilet’ in, see litter box. A waste container is a container for temporarily storing waste, and is usually made out of wrought iron or plastic. Common terms are dustbin, rubbish bin, litter bin, garbage can, trash can, trash bin, dumpster, waste basket, waste paper basket, waste receptacle, container bin, bin, kitchen bin, barrel and trash barrel. The words “rubbish”, “basket” and “bin” are more common in British English usage; “trash” and “can” are more common in American English usage. “Garbage” may refer to food waste specifically (when distinguished from “trash”) or to municipal solid waste in general.

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