When it comes to kitchen design, you want to make sure you get every detail perfect. The kitchen is often the most versatile room in the home, as it needs to balance aesthetic beauty with everyday function to become the perfect living space.
While it might not be high on your list, your kitchen bin is hugely important in creating the ideal kitchen. You want to find the perfect solution for your kitchen, one that looks good but also offers enough waste space not to need changing too regularly and is easy to reach when cooking or cleaning.
What is the Best Kitchen Bin?
Of course, the best bin for your kitchen depends on many factors, particularly the size of the kitchen and the household. You don’t want a bin that takes up too much space, but you also want one big enough so that you don’t need to be emptying it more often than you’d like.
Here at Binopolis, we stock a wide selection of high-quality bins. Our kitchen range can be split into two broad categories:
- Free-standing bins - pedal or touch bins out in the kitchen alongside cabinets or appliances.
- In-cupboard bins - those that are integrated into cupboards or cabinets.
If you’re unsure which style of bin might be right for you, be sure to check out our buying guides and our blog. In this article, we take a look at some of our most popular brands and models to give you some inspiration for choosing your perfect kitchen bin!
Wesco Kitchen Bins
Wesco is one of the most recognisable brands on the market. With a history dating back to 1867, Wesco is known for its stylish retro designs, but also has a great contemporary range and is renowned for its high quality.
Wesco In Cupboard Bins
Wesco has a fantastic range of modern, functional in-cupboard bins. In fact, it is one of the most extensive ranges anywhere on our site! There are so many to choose from, you’re sure to find something perfect for your space.
Particular models to look out for in this range are the Wesco Pullboy-Z and the Bio. The Pullboy-Z range is an excellent option for maximising recycling space in cabinets with pull-out doors while the Bio is a popular range of bins for hinged door cabinets, offering both single and multiple compartments in a sleek design.
Wesco Pedal Bins
If you want to add a bit of style to your kitchen, Wesco’s freestanding bins are a fantastic choice. We stock a great selection of Wesco bins with a huge range of styles and sizes available.
For a retro look, the Wesco Pushboy offers a high-quality design awash with style. However, if you want to maximise your space, the One Boy comes in a rectangular design that sits nicely at the end of your work surface or cabinets.
Note that all the Wesco freestanding bins on offer are single compartments. You may wish to pair this with a smaller in-cupboard or under-sink bin for your recycling.
Wesco Under Sink Bins
Wesco also offers a great selection of lower height in-cupboard bins. These shallow bins are perfect for maximising sometimes wasted space underneath sinks, allowing extra space for waste or recycling.
Brabantia Kitchen Bins
Probably the most recognisable bin brand in the UK, Brabantia is a great choice for anyone who wants a stylish finish for their kitchen. Not only do they offer a huge selection of contemporary, on-trend designs, but all their products are also incredibly well-made, making your life much easier.
Brabantia Touch and Pedal Bins
Brabantia is most known for its freestanding kitchen bins, and we offer a great selection here at Binopolis.
Our most popular Brabantia bin is the Bo range, a stylish design that’s versatile enough to suit any kitchen. Concealing generous bin capacity in a minimal exterior, the Bo range offers bins with one or two compartments, allowing you to easily manage your waste and recycling, and a choice of touch or pedal opening to suit your preference There’s also a Bo Hi Touch version with legs underneath, which gives a unique look and can be especially useful for giving higher access while cooking or cleaning.
Alongside the Bo Touch, Brabantia also offers a great selection of classic steel bins with both push and touch options available.
Joseph Joseph Kitchen Bins
Another hugely respected name in homeware, Joseph Joseph are renowned for their simple but sleek designs, creating that perfect harmony between functionality and style.
Joseph Joseph Totem Bins
Here at Binopolis, we stock one of Joseph Joseph’s most popular models, the Totem. This handy freestanding bin comes with three compartments, allowing you to manage your waste and recycling in one neat and stylish bin.
The Joseph Joseph Totem is available in both 40-litre and 60-litre capacities and also comes in a range of neutral colours to fit your kitchen space.
Hailo Kitchen Bins
Another hugely popular brand with homeowners and kitchen professionals, Hailo products are renowned for their excellent functionality and reliability. When purchasing a Hailo kitchen bin, you can be confident that you’re getting a solidly made and well-designed product that will last through years of use in the kitchen.
Hailo Pull Out Bins
Hailo offers a great selection of quality in-cupboard bins for both pull-out and hinged doors. One of our most popular models for cabinets with hinged doors is the Easy Cargo for 500mm cupboards, a self-contained unit with generous capacity and a heavy-duty, easy to use pull system: simply open the cupboard door and pull out the bins using the front panel.
The Hailo Euro Cargo range, with options for both small and large cabinets, offers some of the largest capacity bins for cabinets with pull-out doors. One reason for the large capacities is the 530mm fitting depth of the Euro Cargo range, but if you have this depth then a model such as the Euro Cargo 90L 600mm unit with four compartments is a great option for separating out recycling, food waste and rubbish.
Hailo Under Sink Waste Bins
As part of their in-cupboard bin range, Hailo also provides a selection of lower height bins that can work well in sink cupboards. The Hailo Tandem is the perfect way to make use of that awkward space, keeping your waste hidden and organised. Please check the cabinet space you have below and around pipework and check out the dimensions of each bin in our specification on the product page.
Vauth Sagel Kitchen Bins
Another brand that’s renowned for its functionality, German company Vauth Sagel offer a great selection of high-quality bins that are perfect for your in-cupboard spaces.
Vauth Sagel Pull Out Bins
Here at Binopolis, we offer a fantastic range of in-cupboard bins from Vauth-Sagel for spaces both big and small.
The Vauth-Sagel Es-Pro range is the perfect way to make the most of your cabinets. There are options with various capacities and compartments, and each comes with high-quality soft close runners for a great user experience.
Vauth-Sagel also offers the Envi Centre, a three-compartment bin that sits directly on the inside of a hinged door. This sleek corner design is a great way to make use of your cabinet space while also leaving room for other items.
If you’re unsure what bin is suitable for your kitchen, why not take a look at our fantastic range? Our product pages allow you to filter by specifics such as cabinet size, capacity, number of compartments and more.
Our blog is full of helpful guides to help you find the right bin, including where you should put your kitchen bin. You can also get in touch with us directly - our passionate team is always happy to answer any questions you might have.