Pedal Bin 14-liter by Vipp, $319
It’s tough to beat a classic, like the metal bin that Holger Nielsen designed in 1939 for use in hair salons. The limited-edition citron yellow colorway is available only in 2014.
Retro Bin 20-liter in Mineral Mint by Brabantia, $137
An unusual pastel shade, a matching removable liner, and a carrying handle distinguish this petite pedal bin from its competitors. johnlewis.com
Trash Bin Mobil 65-liter 2 Bucket by Perigot, $840
This is the Cadillac of kitchen-appropriate garbage cans, in both size and price. Two compartments mean you can keep trash and recycling under one lid. perigot.com
The Silent Defenders Steel Step trash can by Rubbermaid Commercial, from $120
Look no further for the Holy Grail of waste receptacles: These boxy commercial-grade cans, available in 7-, 12-, or 24-gallon sizes, feature a soft close, satisfying pedal movement, and keep even the most potent aromas contained. amazon.com
Kickmaster trash can by Wesco, $280
The German manufacturer has been making kitchenware since 1867. We like the bullet-shaped update to its sturdy sheet-steel line.