Having just moved my washer and drier out of my kitchen, I now have 2 x 60cm
wide under-worktop spaces to fill. I thought it would be nice to conceal a
big rubbish bin in one of them.
All of the ones I have seen are "under sink" bins and are unusably small at
I've seen some that have 2 or 4 x 20litre bins, but I want one where I can
use a single large black bin bag that I only have to change once a week.
Does anyone know if you can get large (over 60 litres) built-in kitchen
waste bins? Cheers.
I took a standard large bin and cut a hole in the base of the cupboard so
the bin fitted (linings/edgings and base so it looks OK and can be cleaned).
Hinge the front of the bin on the base and arrange a bungey at the back so
that the bin tips forward as the door opens, a check strap at the back stops
it from coming too far. Make a hinged removable lid and attach a cord from
the top of the cupboard to the lid so that as the bin swings forward the lid
It's been in use for nearly 10 years with occasional replacement of cord and
bungeys. We're expecting to refit the kitchen later this year and I'll use
the same principle again but replace the bungey with a weight and pulley
because it's difficult to get the tension right for the range of possible
Not that I'm saying you can't do it if you want but from a hygeine
point of view, rotting waste in your kitchen for a week? You'll have
them 2 women with rubber gloves off the telly round before long!
That sounds to be rather large and rather a long time between emptying
a kitchen waste bin. We find one which fits on the back of a cupboard
door, reusing Tesco bags to be much more sensible, which we empty every
evening. A weeks worth of soggy kitchen waste will really niff ;-)
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