A waste container is a container for temporarily storing refuse and waste. Different terms are in use, depending on the language area, the design and material (small or large, with or without a lid; metal or plastic) and the respective site (public space, private home).
The most general terms are waste receptacle and container bin.
Common terms include dustbin (UK/Aus), rubbish bin (UK/Aus), refuse bin (UK), litter bin (UK), litter receptacle (UK), kitchen bin (UK), garbage can (US), trash can (US), trash barrel, and trash barn.
Public containers with wheels are termed wheelie bin (UK/Aus) and mobile garbage bin (MGB) (US) respectively. A wheeled bin for residential or commercial curbside collection can be called by the generic name Herbie Curbie or the trademarked name Herby Curby.
Large metal containers for construction waste are termed skip in the UK and dumpster (a trademark name) in the US.
Open containers with a wire structure for light material are called waste baskets.
Open containers for paper waste and indoor use are called wastepaper basket (UK) and wastebasket (US) respectively.
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