Three Things to Look for in a Trash Can for Your Car
Because littering is never an option.
It may not be the first rule of safe driving, but rolling down the window to toss out litter is a definite no-no on the road. Every car deserves an easily accessible bin where drivers and passengers can deposit trash during long and short rides. Before buying a new one, here are some features to keep in mind.
A car bin with thermal lining can moonlight as a cooler for drinks and snacks when you’re on a long road trip. And even if you already have something for storing beverages, a vinyl liner’s waterproof properties will still come in handy when it comes to keeping moisture from soiling the bin’s fabric.
There are several benefits to choosing a bin made of fabric over one that’s plastic. First, the bag is less weighty and can more easily switch positions inside your car. Cloth bins also often come with side pockets for miscellaneous items like sanitizer and tissues. For aesthetic purposes, fabric is more likely to blend in with the car’s interior than plastic. One more pro: cleaning it is as simple as putting it in the washer.
On a long road trip or in a large SUV, you might want to switch up where your trash can is stationed. Look for a design with a clip-on strap that can be hooked to any seat, headrest or door handle for maximum versatility.
A flimsy trash can may fall in your car, leaving you in a messier state than you were before. Look for a design with panels in the front and back to keep it upright.