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Old 07-08-2011, 08:06 AM   #1
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Trash - what do you do for a 'can'?

At home we have trash cans in the bathrooms and kitchen, the office, etc.

The trailer has no room for a can of any size in the bathroom, unless it's in the tub I guess... and the kitchen is the same way - anything freestanding on the floor is in the way and forget under the sink (a shelf there takes up any vertical space, besides we use that for silverware).

We've taken to using a plastic grocery bag on a hook on the wall...I hate it, my DW seems ok with it.

What do you do? Is there a better solution?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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that was one deciding factors when we bought our cedar creek. We can have a decent size trash can in the kitchen.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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We use a small 8 gallon in the kitchen an regular trash bags hanging outside on the awning. We spend most of the time outside so the small inside can is sufficient..
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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Well, the Wildcats come with a CTS (Central Trash System)...a fancy name for a garbage bin. It's actually kinda neat. In the corner of the kitchen cabinets, they actually have a hole (well...a square), cut into the Corian countertop and a trash bin underneath it. The good side of it is, it is concealed and out of the way. The downside is, you can only empty it from the outside. Not a big deal unless it's pouring rain! Otherwise, we have a small trash can that we can fit in a corner of the bedroom/shower area. Our old TT had nothing like it, and we did the same as you; a plastic bag hung on a hook.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:52 AM   #5
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We have a small round can with a flip lid that we use in the bathroom but that doesn't help much for the rest of the trailer. For now we've been using a collapsible can left outside but it doesn't have a lid which looks like "garbage" and attracks bugs as well. Need to find a lid or a collapsible can with a lid. Probably still keep it outside for now with alternate storage for night time to keep animals out.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:54 AM   #6
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We're lucky enough to have our garbage can in the kitchen, yet out of the way, right in front of the slide next to the free standing table. In the bathroom, we use a small garbage can we purchased at Dollar Tree. More than enough room for this, since our bathroom takes up the entire back end of our TT. We also have a can outside so we can throw the really dirty/stinky stuff out there. We burn every peice of paper garbage we can (I'm a HUGE proponent of "no plastic in the fire!!), so we really cut down on our garbage. We went on a houseboat vacation for a week last year and we had to bring all of our garbage out with us. That means storing it - on the boat - for a week. With burning the paper, we were able to come back with 3 small bags of garbage (for 6 people) and one really HUGE bag of aluminum cans.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #7
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We use a small garbage bin under the sink. In my previous rigs ranging from tent trailers, campers and small 5th wheel... There has never been room for a garbage can, so it has always been a bag on a hook.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:55 AM   #8
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We have a standard size bathroom garbage can under the vanity in the bathroom and a regular size kitchen one under the sink in the kitchen (it just fits)
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:01 AM   #9
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plastic bag hanging on drawer knob in kitchen, tiny plastic tash can lined with a plastic bag wedged between toilet and vanity. I'm interested in seeing pictures of a better ideas, especially in the kitchen
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:49 PM   #10
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Since I camp solo I can get away with less trash. I am using one of my lower cabinets to keep the kitchen trash can out of site. I don't have any slide outs so space is limited. The trash can I am using is from my tent camping days. I brought a small one (no lid) at KMart that designed to use plastic shopping bags. Basically it's a regular type plastic container but with "holders" for the bag handles to help keep the bag opened and secured in place.

In the bathroom I am using a small waste bin that I found at Target in the dollar section. This size can be found at Kmart for a dollar and most 99cents stores. Walmart, Target, Kmart do carry regular small trashcans but they were wider than I needed for a small spot. I leave the one in the bathroom next to the wall by the cabinet.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:06 AM   #11
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we have a murphy bed in our trailer, so when it is up, the sofa is there, leaving a perfect little space for a small trash can, and i save all the walmart bags, and line it with them, and then empty into a larger bag that i keep outside, hidden behind the truck- ( i hate clutter)
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we have a murphy bed in our trailer, so when it is up, the sofa is there, leaving a perfect little space for a small trash can, and i save all the walmart bags, and line it with them, and then empty into a larger bag that i keep outside, hidden behind the truck- ( i hate clutter)
That's similiar to my 2106. There's a space out of the way space between the kitche counter & sofa bed. I have a small plastic can w/ a bag in it. At the end of the day I just take the bag to the garbage drop off.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:08 AM   #13
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We have room for a small garbage can in the bathroom but really no good spot in the kitchen area. I did find a small can at Walmart with a flip lid that works fairly well because its short enough to be able to open the fridge with it there. I can scoot it with my foot if I need it moved and when we're on the road, it's under the dinette.

We're outside most of the time except for meal prep so it's mostly kitchen stuff in the inside can. Outside, we clip a bag to the awning support.
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I found a small, rectangular can with a lid at Walmart. It fits perfectly between the toilet and cabinet=]

As for the kitchen, I just use a small kitchen bag and put it in the bottom cabinet.
For the recyclables, I put them in a bag also, but outside.
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At home we have trash cans in the bathrooms and kitchen, the office, etc.

The trailer has no room for a can of any size in the bathroom, unless it's in the tub I guess... and the kitchen is the same way - anything freestanding on the floor is in the way and forget under the sink (a shelf there takes up any vertical space, besides we use that for silverware).

We've taken to using a plastic grocery bag on a hook on the wall...I hate it, my DW seems ok with it.

What do you do? Is there a better solution?
Do you have any pictures of your trailer that you can post? It would be easier to get ideas once we know the actual layout.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #16
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One large kitchen handle tie bag, hanging from the pantry door by running the red "handle" through the pantry door handle and putting a plastic knife in the red handle to let it hang freely. The plastic knife actually supports a meal full of trash and we take it out soonest anyway.

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Old 07-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #17
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We have a small fold up counter extension in the kitchen. Trash can fits under it and is out of the way.

No solution yet for the bathroom.
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I found a small, rectangular can with a lid at Walmart. It fits perfectly between the toilet and cabinet=]
Ditto, very small rectangular can behind/beside toilet and next to cabinet.
WalMart bags are re-cycled as can liners.
We also have a small floor space "corner" in front of the fridge next to the
rear of one dinette seat backs. 2nd small can goes there.

We have a 2 door trailer and rarely use one door so a can could sit in front
of it if needed. A small can could fit there along the wall
and still be able to use the doorway.

We put a "dirty clothes" basked in the tub. A trash can could fit there
also.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:55 PM   #19
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We have a very small trash can we put in the bathroom. We have a small one for the kitchen that on the only trip we have taken so far we set outside of the camper door. We took the bags to the forest service garbage cans each evening though....bears tend to wander into the campground if you don't...and sometimes even if you do.
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Bag on a knob here!
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