If you’re on the search for a pull out trash can for your kitchen, look no further.

I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best options for kitchen applications. After many installs and years of hands-on experience, I usually recommend the Rev-A-Shelf RVKD Series trash pull outs as a best choice.

The pull out trash cans on our list offer various characteristics to notice such as, the type of finish, the garbage bin size, pull out slide capabilities and install difficulty. Need more details on what to look for? I have a complete beginners guide to trash pull outs that would be a great starting point.

There’s no one size fits all when looking at trash pull outs, but that’s what makes it so great! The trash pull out options I list in my review will often have multiple options or part numbers for the size of cabinet you have.

To start, here’s my top three…

Rev-A-Shelf – RV18KD Trash Pull Outs

  • Single or double bin options
  • Various sizes
  • Optional handle pull
  • Can mount to cabinet door
  • Screws to cabinet floor
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Rev-A-Shelf – 5349 Trash Pull Outs

  • Contemporary finish
  • Full-extension slides
  • Soft-closing slides
  • Simple installation
  • Easy to remove & clean
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Rev-A-Shelf – 53WC Series Trash Pull Outs

  • No slam soft close slides
  • Mounts to cabinet door
  • Sliver bins hide dirt
  • Easy to assemble frame
  • Full extending slides
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Best Pull Out Trash Cans

1. Rev-A-Shelf – RV18KD Trash Pull Outs

Drop this in your base cabinets in no-time and get the instant functionality of having in-cabinet trash storage pull out. This particular trash pull out option comes as a knock-down unit, so the chrome wire frame will need to be assembled. It is offered with a single 35qt., double 27qt., and double 35qt. waste bin options.

The full-extension slides of the RV-18KD-17C S mount to the bottom of the cabinet with just a few screws. *If a back lid is used, it may not open properly due to the face frame of the cabinet.

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What’s To Like

  • Single or double bin options
  • Various sizes for base cabinets
  • Integrated handle pull
  • Contemporary look
  • Sliver bins hide dirt
  • Door mounting kit (Sold Separately)

What’s Not So Great

  • Non soft-closing slides
  • Some assembly required

Dimensions

  • Assembled dimensions 14-3/8” W x 22” D x 19-1/4” H
  • Comes with two 35 quart / 8.75 gallon bins
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2. Rev-A-Shelf – 5349 Series Trash Storage

This contemporary trash storage pull out meets many premium criteria, which is why we put it near the top. It comes ready-to-install as a complete kit including the frame, slides, and waste bin(s).

It is offered in various sizes including single 35qt.single 50qt.double 35qt., and double 50qt. can options. The 50qt. versions do need a full height base cabinet without a drawer above to function. *The product pictured is 14-13/16″ wide.

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What’s To Like

  • Single or double bin options
  • Various sizes for base cabinets
  • Contemporary finish
  • Full-extension slides
  • Soft-closing slides (no slamming)
  • Best installation
  • Easy to remove and clean frame

What’s Not So Great

  • Items can fall through bottom wire frame

Dimensions

  • Assembled dimensions vary per part number | 5349-18DM-2 are 14-13/16″ W x 21-7/8″ D x 19-1/4″ H
  • Comes with two 35 quart / 8.75 gallon bins
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3. Rev-A-Shelf – 53WC Series Trash Pull Outs

The Rev-A-Shelf 53WC Series trash pull out is the perfect option for a basic entry point into a soft closing trash pull out system.

This is a straightforward product to get the job done in a moderately used kitchen or laundry room. It offers a more contemporary style with grey frame and matching waste bins.

This trash pull out comes ready to assemble with all necessary components and can quickly be built and installed in 20 minutes.

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What’s To Like

  • Single or double bin options
  • Various sizes for base cabinets
  • Soft-closing slides
  • Modern gray color frame
  • Cabinet door mounting kit Included
  • Lots of door mounting adjustments can be made

What’s Not So Great

  • Some basic assembly required with frame and side skirts
  • Bins can wobble a bit inside frame

Dimensions

  • Assembled dimensions are 14-3/8″ W x 22-1/4″ D x 19″ H
  • Comes with two 35 quart / 8.75 gallon bins
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    4. Rev-A-Shelf – Wood Drawer Box Trash Pull Out

    If you need a top-of-the-line wood drawer box pull out system, this is the perfect option for your household. Right out of the box, this unit can be mounted to the base of your cabinet with two soft-closing slides.

    It comes with silver waste bins and pre-installed adjustable door mounting brackets. It is offered in various sizes including, single 35qt.single 50qt.double 35qt., and double 50qt. cans.

    If you happen to have inset cabinetry, try this option.

    What’s To Like

    • Beautiful maple wood dovetail box
    • Single or double bin options
    • Various sizes to base cabinets
    • Best soft-closing slides (Blum slides) 
    • Door mounting kit integrated
    • Comes with bins

    What’s Not So Great

    • Harder to clean
    • Can be hard for back lid to open on cabinets with drawer inside

    Dimensions

    • Assembled dimensions vary per part number. 4WCSC-1835DM2 are 15″ W x 21-21/32″ D x 20-3/8″ H
    • Comes with two 35 quart / 8.75 gallon bins
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    5. Rev-A-Shelf – RV Series Trash Pull Outs

    This RV Series trash pull out is offered in various sizes with single or double bins. The larger double 27qt. and double 35qt. fit in standard cabinet sizes and get the most bang for your buck.

    Both of these sizes mount easily with four screws to the bottom of the cabinet. The 100lb. rated full-extension slides allow the unit to come out beyond the cabinet frame.

    Assembled Dimensions: 14-3/8″ Wide x 22″ Deep x 19-1/4″ High

    What’s To Like

    • Single or double bin options
    • Sturdy white wire frame
    • Full-extension slides
    • Easy installation with all hardware included
    • Door mounting kit can be used (sold separately)

    What’s Not So Great

    • Non soft-closing slides
    • Not ideal for heavy loads

    Dimensions

    • Assembled dimensions are 14-3/8″ W x 22″ D x 19-1/4″ H
    • Comes with two – 35 quart / 8.75 gallon bins
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    6. Knape & Vogt – PSW9 Series Trash Pull Outs

    Although there are several frame sizes, this smaller one is an ideal option for narrow cabinets. The bin is only 20 quarts, but it can fit within a 9″ cabinet opening width.

    The Knape & Vogt PSW9-1-20WH comes pre-assembled with a sturdy wire frame and heavy duty slides. An included handle pull can be used to help glide the unit out of the cabinet.

    Knape & Vogt has a number of sizes that include 2 bins, 3 bins and even 4 bin trash pull outs.

    What’s To Like

    • Ideal for tight and narrow cabinets
    • Wire frame provides stability
    • Great for 9″ wide base cabinets (other sizes offered too)
    • Includes clip-on handle pull
    • Comes pre-assembled
    • Door mounting kit (sold separately)

    What’s Not So Great

    • Lids are sold separately
    • Not really needed on this one, but door mounting kits offered separately

    Dimensions

    • Assembled dimensions are 8.375″ W x 20″ D x 17.3″ H
    • Comes with one – 20 quart / 5 gallon bin
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    7. SimpleHuman – Under Counter Trash Pull Outs

    SimpleHuman is known for there full-line of step trash can options, but this pull-out also has a good reputation. 

    The black front bin is 20 liters and the blue recycler bin is 15 liters. They are a tad small compared to our other options listed, but are certainly suitable for standard usage.

    The SimpleHuman CW1016 features a steel frame, full-extensions slides, easy access handle. Overall it’s a great option for smaller cabinets.

    Dimensions: 9.8″ Wide x 17.7″ Deep x 19.1″ High

    What’s To Like

    • Simple to install
    • Great for general recycling
    • Can work for under sink area
    • Steel frame
    • Integrated pull handle
    • Full-extension slides
    • Comes pre-assembled w/ bins

    What’s Not So Great

    • No soft-closing slides
    • Can fill up fast
    • No door mounting brackets

    Dimensions

    • Assembled dimensions are 9.8″ W x 17.7″ D x 19.1″ H
    • Comes with larger 20 liter front bin and a 15 liter blue recycle bin
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    8. Home Zone Living – Trash Pull Outs

    This solid trash pull out from Home Zone Living is offered in a double bin option as well as a single bin option. This one is really simple to install with just a few screws to the base of the cabinet floor. There is no door mounting kit though, so you’ll have to use the integrated handle pull.

    One awesome feature on the Home Zone VK40265U is the tuck straps for the plastic bags. These help secure the bags and keep them from moving or falling.

    The assembled dimensions for the two bin: 16.20″ Wide, 20.72″ Deep and 24.80″ High.

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    What’s To Like

    • Sturdy frame
    • Integrated pull handle
    • Offered in single and double bins
    • Helpful bag tuck strap
    • Large 29 liter can

    What’s Not So Great

    • No soft-closing slides
    • No door mounting brackets
    • Only black bins

    Dimensions

    • The product dimensions: 16.20″ Wide, 20.72″ Deep and 24.80″ High
    • Comes with two – 29 liter / 7.6 gallon bins
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    9. Rev-A-Shelf – RV Series Handle Pull Trash Pull Outs

    If you need a single waste bin instead of a double bin trash storage pull out, the Rev-A-Shelf RV-12KD-17C S is ideal. It comes as a kit which includes the chrome wire frame, slide set, handle pull, rear basket and one 35 quart waste container.

    It mounts quickly to the base of your cabinet floor with only a few screws. The assembled dimensions are 10-5/8″ W x 22″ D x 19-1/4″ H. You’ll need to have a cabinet opening slightly larger to accommodate this trash pull out.

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    What’s To Like

    What’s Not So Great

    • No soft-closing slides
    • Some frame assembly required
    • Wire frame bars can get loose

    Dimensions

    • Assembled dimensions are 10-5/8″ W x 22″ D x 19-1/4″ H
    • Comes with one – 35 quart / 8.75 gallon bin
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    10. Rev-A-Shelf – 4WCTM Series Trash Pull Outs

    Top mounting trash storage pull outs can often provide more stability when the unit is full extended. Since the wood frame sits higher in the cabinet, it can be easier to clean too.

    The Rev-A-Shelf 4WCTM-18DM2 mounts to the rear wall of the cabinet and to the left and right portions of the front frame of the cabinet. It’s crucial to get these installed correctly so the slides are square and operate smoothly. I recommend using a level to get the slides operating in an ideal way.

    The physical dimensions are: 15″ W x 22-1/2″ D x 17-7/8″ H. This is for a face frame cabinet of 18″ W.

    What’s To Like

    • Comes Ready-to-Install 
    • Mounts to Cabinet Door
    • Full-Extension Slides
    • Maple Wood Frame
    • Easy to Clean
    • Increased Stability

    What’s Not So Great

    • Soft-closing slides may not be available (depending on part #)
    • Lids sold separately
    • More install time due to top frame mounting (level needed)

    Dimensions

    • Assembled dimensions: 15″ W x 22-1/2″ D x 17-7/8″ H.
    • For a face frame cabinet of 18″ Wide.
    • Comes with two – 35 quart bins / 8.75 gallon (no lids)
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    What is a Pull Out Trash Can?

    Pull out trash cans utilize slide or tilt-out mechanisms that allow you to install it within a cabinet. Often times, custom cabinet makers will add these types of convenience products when designing your kitchen. New kitchens will sometimes come with organizer pull outs already pre-installed.

    However, you may want to add a trash pull out to your kitchen on your own. Trash pull outs utilize a frame that sits within a set of slides. The slides can be bottom mounted or side mounted to the inside of your cabinet.

    Garbage bins will then sit inside the frame allowing you to easily dispose of waste. Depending on the size of the pull out, you can typically use one or two garbage bins. Trash pull outs are a great way to add permanent functionality to your kitchen.

    Why You Should Use an Interior Cabinet Trash Pull Out

    Trash pull outs give you a permanent solution to something you use everyday.

    Typically, we have our trash bins located out in the open. Putting them inside the cabinet can clear up some much needed space and eliminate smells and clutter. A pull out trash can will allow you to put the garbage cans onto a sliding frame. You can then pull the unit out of your cabinet to dispose of your garbage.

    If you have a spare base cabinet that will allow for a pull out, it can really transform how you interact with your kitchen. The great thing about modern day trash pull outs is the wide variety of options. There are various pull out frame finishes, garbage bin colors, slide types and even door mounting brackets. It’s an investment that you will be thanking yourself for.

    Where to Put a Trash Pull Out in the Kitchen

    The ideal location for a pull out trash can is in the cabinet right next to the kitchen sink.

    We tend to dispose of trash (food scraps, napkins, etc), then rinse off the items in the sink before placing them in a dishwasher. If we can have a trash pull out, sink and dishwasher ideally spaced and not interfering with each other, that would be an ideal set up for a pull out trash cabinet.

    Think of it as a list of priorities when using the kitchen space. Since so many of us tend to clean up in a sequence pattern we can use a set up that caters to that process.

    The bottom line is to keep it within reach of your most used area. After all, we are trying to gain floor space and make it as convenient for you, your family and your guests to consistently use.

    Things to consider:

    • Dishwasher placement
    • Entry and exit points in kitchen layout
    • Cabinet size
    • What will be on the opposite side (may need to simultaneously use other cabinets)
    • Meal prep
    • Not sacrificing existing cabinet storage

    How to Choose a Trash Pull Out

    Before investing in a trash pull out system for your home, evaluate the type of environment it will be used in.

    • Do you have a heavy traffic kitchen?
    • Do you need a trash pull out that’s easier to install?
    • Will you have children putting it to use?
    • What type of trash volume is generated?
    • What waste bin size is suitable for the waste generated? (27qt., 35qt., 50qt.)
    • Do you need a trash pull out that’s easy to clean?
    • Do you need a trash pull out that mounts to your cabinet door?

    Our trash pull out selections provided, may have a solution for your application or specific needs.

    How to Install a Trash Pull Out

    There’s a lot of variances in cabinet types as well as trash pull outs, so this is really dependent on your specific application. We’ve installed a few of these products on our list and they are fairly straight forward.

    Most will come pre-assembled or will require minimal set-up.

    • Accurately place the slide assembly so it will clear any obstructions like hinges
    • Use provided templates for pre-drilling holes
    • Mount the slide set to the base of the cabinet floor
    • Typically 4-6 wood screws will do fine
    • If using cabinet door mounting brackets, make sure your door aligns correctly for mounting
    • Add your garbage bin(s) to set inside your trash pull out

    What Size Trash Pull Out Do You Need

    Just a simple disclaimer here – make sure the measurements of your cabinet are appropriate for the trash pull out. Determining whether you have face frame or frameless cabinetry can help when choosing a waste container as well.

    You’ll want to measure the cabinet width, height and depth to make sure the trash pull out will function properly.

    Most standard kitchen base cabinets will come in 9″, 12″, 15″, 18″ or 21″ widths. If you have a double door base cabinet it will typically be 24″, 30″, 33″ or 36″ wide.

    The trash pull out options we list in our review will often have multiple options or part numbers for the size of cabinet you have.

    Cabinet Types to Know

    Many of these pull outs discussed have options for single bin or double bin versions and will work with a drawer above it in a base cabinet, however some larger 50qt. waste bin cans will need a full height base cabinet with no drawer above.

    A Full Height Cabinet (No Drawer Above)

    Cabinet With Drawer Above

    Additional Components You May Need

    You may find you need a trash pull out lid, a replacement garbage bin, or a door mount bracket kit. These are often sold as separate items.

    Door Mount Kit
    Replacement Garbage Bin
    Trash Lid

    What’s New for 2020

    The convenience hardware industry continues to evolve and update its trends to fall in line with overall kitchen designs. This means we’ll continue to see trash pull out options with new contemporary finishes like walnut wood, stainless steel, dark grays and even more recycling options. 

    Due to this we switched out 2019’s #3 pick and swapped it out with a new upgrade for 2020. The new 53WC Series trash pull out offers a more contemporary look with a gray frame, soft-close slides, and a door mount kit included. The older product was a wood frame without soft-close slides. I think you’ll like the upgrade!

    Improved trash pull out slide technology will also see soft-closing mechanisms become standard on lots of waste container pull outs as well. Overall, home organization, storage solutions and decluttering should continue to increase. (source)

    Our Takeaway…

    Honestly, it’s really personal preference with many of these products. My top recommendation is the Rev-A-Shelf RV18KD Series due to its all-around features. It is a great price point, it’s easy to install and has options for silver or black bins which help to hide dirt. It also has full extension slides which make it easy to access the back bin.

    One thing to note on the Rev-A-Shelf RV18KD is that if you want to mount it to your existing cabinet door, you will need to purchase that kit separately. Otherwise, there’s a handle pull which work great.

    Take a look at the Rev-A-Shelf 53WC Series unit as well the Rev-A-Shelf 5349 Series trash pull out. Both of these are fantastic options and will last you a lifetime.

    Thanks for reading!

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      4 thoughts on “10 Best Pull Out Trash Cans (2020 Updated)

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        John Davidson says:

        I want the best double slide you have and will need to mount panel on it. My dimension of cabinet is 21 ” height X 17.12″ width. The depth of cabinet is 22.5″ Can you please let me know which model will work. Thanks, John

      2. Derek @ WoodworkerAccess
        Derek @ WoodworkerAccess says:

        Hi John,

        Thanks for the comment. Lots of variables as far as choice, but if you are looking for a double waste bin, cabinet door mountable, soft-closing pull out with 17″W x 21″H x 22-1/2″D I would recommend you check out my top option, the 5349 Series from Rev-A-Shelf. The part number for these dimensions would be 5349-18DM-2 (Link for it on Amazon). The dimensions (per the brand) are 14-13/16″W x 21-7/8″D x 19-1/4″H.

        Most of the manufacturers will list their products as the physical dimension of the trash pull out itself. So you will need to just add a bit of room on the width and depth and height.

        Another option I would check out is the 53WC-1835SCDM-217 (link for it on Amazon). The dimensions for this (per the brand) is 14-3/8″W x 22-1/4″ D x 19″ H. Good luck!

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        Ivette Pierantoni says:

        I purchased the chrome model. I believe it is the 4th option. The side metal bracelets(rubber piece broke . I need to purchase just the side bracket parts. Would you be able to direct me to where I can pick one up. I just need the side parts.

      4. Derek
        Derek says:

        Hello,

        Thanks for the inquiry. Individual parts are typically not sold as the units are one complete kit. However, I would reach out to the manufacturers customer service dept. and have the part number ready to give them (The 4th option is a RV-15KD-17C-S and is from Rev-A-Shelf). They may be able to supply you with a replacement clip.

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