A tissue here, an empty coffee cup there, and soon the inside of your car looks like an episode of Hoaders. Add a kid or two in the backseat, and your car literally can become a rolling dumpster before you even realize it’s happening.
Getting yourself a small car trash can (or two) can mitigate the ensuing mess and get your cleanliness back on track. We found some options both small and large, with open tops or closed lids, with liners and leak-proof bases. No matter your daily trash needs, these car trash cans can handle the job.
Most convenient: AISIBO Automotive Cup Holder Garbage Can
No installation needed. Amazon
This car garbage can is the best for those annoying small trash items, like gum wrappers, receipts, and tissues. Scaled to resemble a coffee cup, this bin fits neatly into your car’s cup holder. This mini garbage can keep your car neater, and the cap can be removed for cleaning. You can also line it with a small plastic bag, but no liners are not included with the bin so you’ll have to provide your own.
Most roomy and concealed: EPAuto Waterproof Car Trash Can
For garbage and more. Amazon
This trash can be used in various locations in your car, such as near the console, seat back, gear stick, or even hanging off the glove box. Boasting a roomy 10.5 by 8.25 by 6.75 inches and a waterproof liner, this will hold most typical car garbage, including soda cans and water bottles. There are also storage pockets on the sides to hold extra necessary items. The lid has an elastic opening that allows for quick access while hiding the garbage inside. Fasteners are included for both the top and bottom of the bin to reduce moving while inside the vehicle.
Best for saving space: Mavoro Car Trash Can
It’s also washable! Amazon
This is a great option for those looking for a medium-sized car trash bin. At 6.5 by 7.5 inches it will hold a moderate amount of car garbage. The material is durable, washable, and waterproof. What’s unique about the Mavoro is that it can be collapsed for easy storage when not in use. The bin is installed by hanging and also includes a velcro tab on the bottom for extra stability in your vehicle.
Most stylish: NeatCarBags Trash bin for car
It comes in unique prints, too. Amazon
This car trash bin is offered in various sizes, and can be installed by via clips in various locations in your vehicle. Handmade in the U.S., NeatCarBags also come with 10 disposable trash bag liners and one detachable and reusable Waterproof liner. This bag does not have a lid, however, so it will always remain open. If you don’t mind that, it’s a solid option—plus it’s arguably more aesthetically-pleasing than the others.