Tilt out trash can cabinets are basically cabinets that have a tilt-out door where you can put a garbage bin. Using them is a great way to hide your trash can from view. They come with lots of designs and storage capacities and are a good choice for kitchens, living areas, bathrooms, and pretty much anywhere.
Some modular cabinets come with tilt out options for trash storage. These are part of the kitchen cabinets and are not an independent unit. The tilt out trash cans in my list here are all free-standing units which you can put anywhere.
Here is my list of the best free standing tilt out trash cans;
|Tilt out trash cans||Suitable size for trash can||Overall Dimensions||Is trash can included?|
|1. Sawdust City Dual Tilt Out Trash Bin||9 gallons x 2||38.625″ W x 12.5″ D x 30.25″ H||Yes|
|2. Baxton Studio Monica Kitchen Cabinet||13 gallon||20 x 16.5 x 40 inches||No|
|3. Sawdust City Tilt Out Trash Bin Holder||9 gallon||20″ W x 12.5″ D x 30.25″ H||Yes|
|4. Sawdust City Tilt-Out Wooden Trash Bin Holder with storage||13 gallon||22″ W x 13.5″ D x 35.75″ H||Yes|
|5. Pine Tilt Out Trash Bin with storage||9 gallon||Width: 21.5″ Depth: 13″ Height: 34″||Yes|
|6. Seven Oaks Tilt Out Free Standing Kitchen Trash with drawer||12.5 gallons||35.24″ t x 13.39″ d x 20.08″ w||No|
1. Sawdust City Dual Tilt Out Trash Bin
This is a dual tilt out cabinet where you can store two receptacles; ideally a recycle bin and a trash can.
It is made of pine wood which is not highly processed in order to give the cabinet an aged look with minor imperfections. It has a modern rustic design that looks great in any location including patios and other living areas. It is available in 8 colors under two variants; old and solid. The ‘old’ finish has only a single coat of paint which gives it a more aged look whereas the latter gives it a more finished look.
This dual tilt trash can cabinet has a height of 30.25 inches which is around 4 inches less than that of a kitchen countertop. It can accommodate two 9 gallon trash cans, and the tilt-out doors open independently. Two suitable plastic bins are included with the purchase.
This cabinet unit can support up to 100 pounds of weight on it, this allows you to keep heavy items including appliances or decorative items on it. The lid opening mechanism doesn’t involve any complex parts, the lids keep closed because of the weight of the base, and the opening is limited with the help of wooden stoppers. Unlike many other products, it is 100% made in the USA.
2. Baxton Studio Monica Kitchen Cabinet
The Monica kitchen cabinet by Baxton Studio is a simple tilt out cabinet that can accommodate a 13-gallon garbage can. It also has a drawer on top which is very simple to slide in and out. The overall dimensions of this cabinet are 20 x 16.5 x 40 inches, where 40 inches is the height.
It is solidly built with processed pine wood and can support up to 100 lbs of weight on its top. It comes in a dark grey color, and the top is oak finished, this unit is not available in any other variations. Both the drawer and the tilt-out cabin comes with chrome finished handles.
This tilt out cabinet is a good choice for modern houses. I won’t recommend keeping it near the kitchen island or the countertop since its height is more than that of the average countertop height, this will not be visually pleasing. One drawback of this unit is that it doesn’t come with a garbage bin. But you can buy one separately, this one is a good choice. This cabinet is made in Malaysia, and it needs assembling.
3. Sawdust City Tilt Out Trash Bin Holder
This one is exactly like the Sawdust cabin I listed above but with only one compartment. Their build is the same, it is very strongly built with pine wood and keeps an aged look to make it suitable for rustic decor. This single tilt out cabin can hold a 9-gallon garbage bin without any trouble. It uses the same simple opening mechanism as its counterpart.
The overall dimensions of this unit are 20″ W x 12.5″ D x 30.25″ H. It comes in 9 colors, and two variations ‘old’ and ‘solid’. As previously mentioned, the ‘old’ variant comes with a single coat of paint and it has a non-finished look to keep an aged design. The ‘solid’ variations are dual-coated in paint, and they have a perfect finish.
This tilt out cabinet is a great option to store your trash can in any location without it being in plain view. The whole unit can hold up to 100 lbs which is plenty even if you are placing some really heavy appliances on it. This one is made and shipped from the US.
4. Sawdust City Tilt-Out Wooden Trash Bin Holder with storage
This is the 3rd tilt-out cabinet by Sawdust in this list. This is a variation of the above-mentioned models, maybe I should have just mentioned these models without bothering to write so many words. But anyway let’s see more about this one.
This tilt out trash can cabin comes with an extra storage compartment. Normally this extra space is where a drawer should be but this one doesn’t have one. Instead, the same tilt-out door is used to cover this space too. In practice this design is of some inconvenience, the main one is that this space is not much of use without a drawer. What you can do is place some small items, maybe some extra trash bags there.
It is 35.75 inches in height, 22 inches in width and 13.5 inches in depth. This is definitely larger than the previous model I mentioned which is why it is large enough to accommodate a 13-gallon size garbage bin. And yes, a plastic bin is included in the purchase.
According to the manufacturer, this unit can support up to 100 lbs of weight. It is made of pine wood which is not heavily processed to keep an aged look suitable for modern rustic spaces. It comes in many colors and variants to use different decor. It is made in the USA, and ships from Wisconsin.
5. Pine Tilt Out Trash Bin with storage
This is a wooden tilt out trash can cabinet that comes with a drawer in addition to the tilt-out unit. It has a height of 34 inches, and it is 21.5 inches wide. It can accommodate a 9-gallon garbage bin. The size of the other compartment is 15-inch x 10 inches.
This unit has a very smooth finish and it is solidly built with pine wood. It comes in 15 colors. The drawer slides over the wood frame just like old drawers did, it doesn’t use any sliding mechanism to smoothen the process.
The tilt-out cabin opens really wide to accommodate the large size trash can. It uses wooden stoppers to keep the door in the tilted position. The knobs are also wood finished and has the same color as the body of the cabinet.
6. Seven Oaks Tilt Out Free Standing Kitchen Trash with drawer
This Seven Oaks tilt out cabinet is around 36 inches in height which matches the height of kitchen countertops. Therefore it can be used as an extension of your countertop. You can also use it as a small kitchen island. It comes with a drawer storage as well as a tilt-out unit. It can hold a 12.5 gallon sized trash can. Unfortunately, the bin doesn’t come with the unit but this one is a good choice.
This cabin unit is specially designed to withstand areas with moisture. Its paint is water-resistant, and the hinges are rust-resistant. The drawer pulls are nickel-plated to last longer.
This cabinet also comes with a cutting board. The cutting board too is finished and is made of pine so I am not sure if it can actually function as one, maybe you can use it for something else.
The build quality of this unit is pretty good. It comes in two colors; white and black. The unit will look good in any indoor areas, and is a good choice to place appliances like microwaves and coffee makers.
What to look for when buying a tilt-out trash can cabinet?
Tilt out trash can cabinets are a great option to hide garbage bins from plain view. There aren’t many models available in the market so you won’t have to spend a lot of time researching for the perfect one. Just like every product, the tilt out cabinet you buy should fulfill your requirements. Here are some things to keep in mind while buying one;
All tilt-out cabinets I came across are made of wood, mostly pine wood. As you know while wood won’t rust it can decay or get damaged by insects. So make sure that you buy a product that uses processed wood, and it should be termite resistant.
A big requirement for a tilt-out cabinet is that it shouldn’t topple over. These cabinets are usually heavy and can cause some serious damage if they fall down. Unfortunately, the only way to ensure stability is to choose the cabinet in person. But stores hardly sell assembled ones.
It is also important to note that none of the tilt out cabins has a latching mechanism. The cabinet remains closed due to the counterweight of its base so a slight variation in balance may cause it to open.
Capacity and dimensions
The capacity of a tilt out cabinet is the capacity of the garbage can inside it. Normally tilt out cabinets can accommodate 9 to 13-gallon trash cans. While many models come with bins some do not. For those models that do not come with bins, it is difficult to get the right-sized bins, but fortunately, they come with suggestions for the right size. Even if a model says it can accommodate a 13-gallon size trash can, make sure that the bin you buy has the right dimensions, not just the capacity.
I recommend going for units that come with bins since that avoids a lot of hassle. For the few models which don’t have bins I have included the links to the right sized ones in their descriptions. I hope that helps.