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White 13 gal. Stackable Recycling Bin

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White 13 gal. Stackable Recycling Bin


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Our Recycling Bin has an angled front and hinged lid which allows you to open the bin while stacked. It can stay open for easy access when they are not stacked. Use the included labels (Plastics, Paper and Glass) to ensure your recycling is sorted properly.

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  • Made from polypropylene
  • Stackable



  • 15-1/4" x 21" x 18" h

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White 13 gal. Stackable Recycling Bin is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not the best My lid also came off the hinges and it does not pop back on. The plastic is definitely too brittle and won't let you snap it back together because it lacks flexibility. If I force it I can feel that it will crack and break. I bought it cause I like the look and the large size is great for recycling.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I'm so disappointed with these recycling bins! We only had them for a couple of weeks before the hinges and lids broke. The lids need to be made of a different material that doesn't crack so easily. Also, they are advertised as stackable, but they don't latch together. We only have 3 of them stacked on top of each other and they are constantly falling over.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Issue with Lid We got two white recycle bins (big and small) in May 2017 because they looked nice and were stackable. Unfortunately, they are not the best designed items. Two months later, we slightly overfilled one of the bins, and the hinges on the lid popped out when we tried to close it not realizing it was overfilled. When we tried to push the hinges back in, the whole lid cracked. Before acquiring the item, we read reviews about the fragility of the lid and didn't believe that you could not pop back in the hinges. Its severely disappointing to find the reviews to be true and that you cannot fix the lid without making it worse.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst made - ever When shopping, I noticed the lid was broken on one of the units (should have been a clue). I purchased an undamaged unit brought it home. It was in the back of my car and when I pulled it out - I noticed that the lid has come apart at one of the hinges. I tried re-inserting the hinge into it's proper location, but to no avail. I applied more pressure and the whole lid cracked. I was angry at having not even gotten the container out of the garage and at this point gave it a kick. It shattered like a pane of glass dropping onto a concrete floor. The material is brittle plastic - would be much better made out of a different plastic material - one that perhaps has some give and flexibility, rather than rigid and brittle. I'm quite certain that if one of my kids lifted the lid and tossed an empty bottle or some other recyclable with any heft - it's would have cracked the sides so I guess I was lucky to have it break before I even bothered setting it up - better to know it's garbage right from the get-go.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst purchase ever I bought the 13 gallons bin two weeks ago: I liked the color and size. After one week of regular use, the front cover already came out of its place. Also, it's advertised as a bin with handles but there are no handles and you can't carry it around with one hand! I don't know if I had bad luck with this very bin but my recommendation is to stay away from this product. I'm very disappointed with the quality.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst things I have bought in years I am glad that others have found these recycle bins excellent but my experience is quite different. It has been a while since I purchased 4 of these. I initially liked the footprint and the option of two sizes that stacked. Almost immediately the hinged lids popped off. One broke when the unstable bin fell to the ground. Out of 4 units I now have two without doors and one that the bottom is breaking out of. I bought these to replace 4 others that I bought at CS that had become very dirty and difficult to clean. What a mistake; my old bins were 6 or 7 years old and in perfect working order. These are less than 2 years old and I am reminded each time that I take my recyclables to the center (today) that I need to write a review about this poor product. Over all our experiences at the Container Store have been excellent
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love These Bins I purchased one 13 gal. bin and two 8 gal. bins. They stack beautifully, and are very durable. High quality. I love the fact that the colors are subtle, rather than the garish colors of most recycle bins.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection in a box! We bought this container to store our cat food in because our cats kept getting into the cat food bag. It has worked perfectly for this!!!!
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful Dog Food Container! The moment I saw the 8 gallon bin I thought "what a great way to get the large bag of dog food off my pantry floor!" My daughter picked the green tote thinking our puppy would like it best. :-) It is a perfect bin for everyday use. The flap top is so functional for our scooping of food daily! The perfect size for our large bag of dog food. And it will keep the food fresh without me having to dump little morsels all over the floor to feed our pup!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly! This bin is useful in ways other than recycling...I'm using it as dog food storage in my pantry and it fits perfectly under my lower shelf. The hinged lid is great for easy access to their food. Perfect storage solution.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recycle bin Lid keeps cats out. Lid also makes very satisfying sound when closing. Top comes off easily to empty. Price is reasonable.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Searched far and wide for the perfect recycle bin After much reviewing of other similar products web and my world wide ,I finally found this treasure here in the container store. I was very specific in what I wanted in a recycle bin. It must be stackable, easy to carry up and down 3rd story stairs (even for a 13 year old) must be large enough to contain a couple of weeks worth of recyclables and must be white, which believe it or not was the hardest request to fulfill. This bin is perfect and even looks nice and blends well in my small apartment. Thanks Container Store for having EXACTLY what I needed. My search is over. I would definitely recommend this product. Very clean looking and very well organized! It even came with labels to help make organizing much more presentable and easier. I am a very pleased customer!
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flip top We purchased this item for the center of our van to have as a "center console" for better organization and storage. With the flip top on it, we are able to have the cell, wallet and shades on the top while still being able to access the stuff inside the bin. We are very happy with our purchase and will be back to purchase more products!!
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from one at a time One at a time. these are great but don't stack them. The weight of the one on top compromises the hinge of the one beneath and makes a snapping sound like it's going to break. If the top one is empty or holds little weight it's probably fine.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE Our recyclables took up WAY too much space before we purchased these bins. Not only are they nice to look at, they are very functional!
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great container! Once cans fill to the top, I can carry the whole container to my car. Love it!
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Solution I'd been searching for a solution to my hodge-podge of open milk crates for home recycling. These bins are perfect. I bought 3 of the smaller ones and I love that they are stackable, have a hinged lid and have a subtle design to blend in with my kitchen decor. I've read other reviews of how these could be good for other uses as well. I may try those also.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Using this for potting soil. The flap is perfect for scooping out. It fits on the bottom shelf of the potting bench and pulls out easily. It keeps moisture and creatures out.
Date published: 2013-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it It is the perfect size for recycling. Good quality and very nice to look at if you have it in a conspicuous area of your home.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Actual Appearance does not match Photos I purchased the 8 gallon container in white as part of my first Click & Pickup order. The Click & Pickup process works great but the end result was failure as the merchandise shown on the website does not match the store stock. Although overall size, color, and dimensions are the same, the decorative aspects have been altered drastically. Instead of the discreet molded in logo shown on the front the bin lids, the stock in the stores has the word "WHAM" die cut out of the front of the lid. The font is sort of Indian or Arabic in style and is very fussy in comparison the design of the bin itself. Additionally I feel like this large, complex cut out will compromise the integrity of the plastic and would probably crack or break within very little time. It would also undoubtedly be a big dirt collector. I went to the store to check stock and this "WHAM" decorative element is on stock, all 3 colors and both sizes so there is no alternative item to replace this with unfortunately. The Click & Pickup concept is a great idea but for it to succeed the website is going to have to depict the exact item carried in the store to avoid wasted trips and disappointing shopping experiences.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storage Bin Great universal storage bins that we use to store a variety of things such as dog food, dog treats, rice, recyclables...etc. The only drawback would be the cutout logo on the lid. The cutout allows ants and insect to crawl in. SOLUTION!!!! cut out a piece of duct tape and cover up the logo.
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Recycling Bins I purchased 3 of these for my cans, plastics and glass. They are wonderful because they are stackable and durable!
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these bins! I bought a big green one for recycling and it is so easy to use, I love that you just lift the lid and don't have to actually unlatch anything. We loved them so much that we decided to buy a big one and a little one for dog food as well! So far they have worked great. I love that they stack and you can still access both. FANTASTIC product!
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Bin Low Price This bin has a nice cover. It's far better than any bin we have used before. I plan to buy another to stack them for different materials. Would be even better if it were taller and deeper but the 13 gal one is a very nice and deep size.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Toy Storage! I use these containers to store my two year old son's building blocks and all his little cars and trucks. It is great because you can stack them and he can still just lift the lid and get out what he needs to play. And for clean up he loves opening and closing the lid each time he throws something in there. They are very stable to stack also, so I don't feel like he is in any danger while using them.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recycling Made Easier These bins are perfect for our recycling neesd--we bought 3 for metal/glass/plastic. They are easily stacked for convenient space-saving. They're light and portable and the closing lid is essential for keeping recyclables in (and cluttery-look away) and containing any odors they might have. I love these bins and am glad we made the purchase!
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product These bins, small and large, are really, really great! I had an old recycle bin from the Container Store circa 1997, and replaced that with 3 of these last month. They are easy to stack, use and most of all, easy to clean. A nice, clean look and such a useful product. The price is right and the look is too.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hides the clutter! Love my recycle bins! They make it easy to sort the recycling, and since it has a lid, all the trash is out of sight! They stack so nicely and look much nicer than the blue box from the garbage company. I'd buy again, for sure. Only downside is they're not very big so we have to empty the recycling often and large items don't fit in as well.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1000s of uses! A recent closet swap of a coat closet under the stairs to the cleaning closet in the mud/laundry room got the creative storage juices flowing! Turning the closet under the stairs into a pantry/cleaning closet was a great move since it is closet to the kitchen. To make use of all space, including the floors, I used the recycle bins for the boys snack size bags of chips. Now they don't have to fumble with the cardboard box the chips are packaged in (50 to a box!) and can easily open, retrieve and move on quickly when packing their lunches daily. The larger size is great and holds 50+ snack sized bags of chips while the smaller one is great for nurtri grain bars, crackers, etc. Another use I have planned for the linen closet is to put extra soaps, shampoos, toilet paper, etc. in the bins again making use of that empty floor space. I can easily remove the bins from the closets to vacuum also! Like I said, 1000s of uses! Just get creative now!
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hack attack well, not really, but the small bin makes a great pet food storage bin. it can sit on the top of my cats litter box and with the front opening door I can then store more stuff on top of it. a real space saver and organizer :-) i'm sure it would be a good recycle bin too ;-)
Date published: 2013-04-16
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Community Q&A

Would these be okay outside?

They would be on my back deck in full sunlight and fully exposed to rain, snow, etc.
Asked by: jmcclintock
I don't have mine outside, but I have no doubt they would be perfect for going outside under a covered eave or deck. This is a great quality plastic, but as with all plastics they will eventually wear but not as quickly as some. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Answered by: summerlover97
Date published: 2015-02-21

Do 13 gallon trash bags fit these bins?

Will the opening of a typical 13 gallon trash bag fit the opening of these bins? I like to line my recycling containers with bags so I can just grab the bag and go when they are full.
Asked by: aviondepapier
No, standard 13 gallon (tall kitchen) bags will not fit these. I, too, like to line my recycling bins with a bag so I took a tall kitchen recycling bag with me to the store and the opening of the bag is way too small.
Answered by: cfold
Date published: 2017-11-04

What is the maximum weight allowed for each size bin?

Asked by: Krystina
While we don't have a weight capacity for our Recycle Bins, they can handle being filled with pet food, charcoal or bird seed with no problems.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-12-29

Are these suitable for bulk popcorn kernals?

Asked by: Fdrok
Our Recycling Bins are not airtight; we would not recommend them for food storage. Some suggestions for bulk food storage are given below.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-10-29

How can I get a replacement lid?

Bought one awhile back and the lid has had a rough life. How can I buy a new one?
Asked by: Arianaka
Replacement lids for our Recycle Bins are not available.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-08-28

Where do I find the smaller bin in the picture?

I would like to buy both the 13 gal bin as well as the smaller bin pictured on top of it. Where can I find the smaller bin?
Asked by: Amylizard19
Unfortunately, our 8 gallon Stackable Recycling Bin in White is no longer available.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-06-23

Can these be used for human food in the garage?

For instance, for flour and sugar? Can 3 be stacked on each other?
Asked by: AliBB
We do not recommend these to be used to store human food. Also, we recommend these to be stacked no higher than 2 high.
Answered by: maarechar
Date published: 2016-11-08

Do the lids snap shut?

In other words, can a baby get into them easily?
Asked by: RM0123
The flip-up lids of our Recycle Bins are not designed to be toddler- or child-proof.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-08-13
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