This simple answer to “can I put a waste bin in a kitchen unit” is YES! You could put a standard waste bin in an empty unit but that would not work too well, so we offer quite a few waste bin solutions that allow you to easily dispose of your waste and get it ready for recycling at the same time. Many of the waste bins that we supply have multiple waste compartments which allows you to separate your food waste from your cans and cardboard very easily.
Waste bins do tend to take up a whole kitchen unit. So, before factoring this into your design, please ensure that you have left yourself enough unit space for everything else that your kitchen will need to accommodate like pots, pans, plates and food. You may also want to leave enough space for the bread and ice cream makers that you’ll probably acquire at some point:-)
Types of pull out waste bins
There are many different types of waste bins available. There are those that just sit in the unit, which you have to pull out manually to put your waste in and there. And, there are other waste bins where you open the door of the kitchen base unit and the waste bin comes out to you, for easier and more convenient access.
Can a waste bin fit in a drawer line unit?
Yes, our bins can either fit in a drawerline or highline kitchen base unit. Waste bins that fit into a drawerline unit obviously will be smaller in height, so you get a little less waste disposal space but you do get more usable space in the kitchen. This is extremely handy for storing cutlery or takeaway menus!
There are some drawerline waste bin examples below.
Waste bins installed in real kitchens
Here are some examples of waste bins installed in real kitchens to get a feel for how they could look in your own home.
Check out the waste bins that are available on our website here.
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Hello, I’m currently adding the pull out bin unit to my basket but unlike all the other units there is no option for me to add soft close hinges, is this an error or does this type of unit just not need soft close hinges?
Hi, the soft close dampers are built into the runner on the pull out bin unit.
Can you fit a pull out bin into 400mm Helmsley door frame? On the 3D planner the answer was yes, when I called it was a no…. I’m thinking no, because it’s inflame but thought I would double check!
Hi, for the inframe kitchens, we would supply a combination door attached to the unit (the frame and door as one piece), this way the accessory will work just fine.
Is it possible to get a replacement 20ltr bin to fit BDB4-40GSH. If not do you have details of the manufacturer so I can order a replacement. Thanks
Hi, if you give our aftersales team a call 01977 608 418 (M-F, 9am – 5pm) with the unit that you have then they will be able to advise you on bin replacements.
Hi, which bin unit is the 2nd and 4th pictures down please where the bins look like they sit on a shelf? I’m not keen on the ones that “hang” as our last ones kept slipping through and falling out!
Hi Katie, the only bins available now are shown here and they all come with very sturdy mechanism. I have updated the article to reflect this.
Regarding the 450 highline unit with 2 x 32l pull out bins…can the “lid” be totally removed?
Hi, the lid is 1 big piece that fits in the unit and can be removed very easily for cleaning.
Please could you tell me what the max weight your 300mm wide waste bins can take? Thinking of using one for dog food in both the 20l and 10l bin within but worried that would be too heavy.
Hi Charlie, the 10 litre bin should hold approx 4kg and the 20 litre bin should hold approx 8kg.
Also the 32l please? I meant more what a safe weight for the mechanism, rather than your answer seems to imply what weight they could physically fit in them?
Hi Charlie, the bins are fitted on Hafele DWD runners and these are capable of taking a combined weight of 30kg at full extension.
We have decided to go for the 450mm wide with 2no 32l in. If we filled these with 12ish kg of dog food each bin would the mechanism break? What would be the safe weight for the cupd mechanism? thanks,
Could you fit an induction hob on top of a waste bin unit or is this an awful idea in practical terms?
Thinking about hob and bin in our island.
Hi Jane, an induction hob would technically fit above a bin unit but it is usually more practical having cutlery/pan drawers below it.
Hi, what’s the maximum size unit you sell which includes two large pull out bins (not attached to doors? We need one for waste and one for recycling and I really dislike small bins for either. Thanks.
Hi Hayley, this is the only one we have with 2 bins that are not attached to the door.
Hi can you tell me do the bins supplied with the 450MM pull out bin unit, come with lids? if not can you purchase them?
Hi Kevin, the pullout bins don’t have a lid attached to them but when you push the bins back in the unit then there is a lid built into the unit that sits on top of the bins. The image below shows how the bins would look with the internal lid on.
I have this Ultima pull out bin with the door fixed to the bin. The one you supplied the door is not straight. How can I adjust the door on the bin? I cannot locate all the fixing points as they are hidden.
Hi Simon, The bin unit adjusts in the same way as a drawer front, just unclip the plastic Ultima cover on the side and adjust. The advice guide on how to do this is here. If you need anymore assistance on this then our aftersales team will be able to help on 01977608 418.
Hi please could you tell me if your 300mm bin FDB3-30GSH opens automatically when you open the cupboard, or do you have to manually pull out the bin or lift up the lid. I am looking for a hands free option.
Hi Joe, unfortunately, the product quoted needs to be pulled open after opening the door, whereas the unit with the product code (FDB45-2X32GFH) can be pulled open with the door but it isn’t available in the 300mm wide unit though.
Can I fit one of your pull out bin systems into a 1000mm or 800mm sing unit, with real draw, such that it fits to the left hand side and under what would be the sinks draining board.
The bowl and plumbing for the sing would be on the right hand side, and I guess I’d just be faced with cutting down the length of the internal shelf and need to add a support halfway along the width of it for support….does this sound correct?
Hi Rod, fitting a bin into a sink unit can cause issues. The plumbing kit and U bend can clash with the bin.
In an 800mm wide unit with a bowl and half sink there will only be approx 200mm of space to the side of the plumbing or approx 250mm with a single bowl.
A 1000mm unit would give 400mm or 450mm respectively and would offer the best chance of a bin fitting with a sink unit, but it would not be easy as you might not get the depth required.
Hi, do you have any waste bin solutions that would work with a corner?
Hi Meanie, i’m afraid we do not have the option to have a bin unit inside a corner unit, this would obstruct the use of the corner unit if you where to have the bin attached to the corner unit door.
Can you tell me if the door is adjustable as the one you have sent me is not sitting straight onto the cabinet?
Hi Kath, this article shows how to adjust the doors – https://advice.diy-kitchens.com/customer-questions/adjust-hinge-plates/
This doesnt show a bin unit, only standard units? I need to know this too as mine is wonkey.
Hi, each bin unit is different and is usually screwed onto the door. If yours is wonky, please ensure that the unit is squared with a spirit level in all directions and leveled using the feet; this is a common cause of alignment issues. If it is still wonky afterwards, please give our Aftersales team a quick call on 01977 608 418 with your order number and let know of the issue.
Does the 450mm high line base unit (FDIDB45-2X26GFH) come fitted with the actual bins? I notice you don’t list 26ltr bins in the waste solutions section.
Hi, yes, this unit comes complete with the actual segmented bins. This particular Unit comes with 2 x 26ltr plastic bins.
Does the pull out bin BDB45-2X26GFH have a working drawer or is it just a dummy drawer front?
Hi, yes, this is a working drawer.
We’ve had the FDIDB5-2X26GFH waste bin unit and found 2 plastic strips that were loose inside. Where do these fit??
Hi, we are unsure what these are. Please can we ask for an image, so we can ask the factory? You can send the pic in on a support ticket below.
I was wondering this too, i received 4 with mine?
Hi Jessica, having had the bin installed in my own kitchen last month, I got 2 of the plastic strips as well and they serve no purpose at all:-) Please just throw them away, we think it is some form of packaging from the manufacturer of the bins. I personally spent 30 mins trying to get them to fit somewhere but there is nowhere for them!
For waste bins that slide out, what sort of seal do they provide when closed? If they are full of food waste I would want a true seal too keep any smells in, but anything I have seen so far (including yours?) the lid seems to just hover above the bin, and not down on top of it, so leaves a few mm of gap all around.
Hi, all bin mechanisms we supply have just a cover lid type as described, we do not supply one that has a true seal when closed.
Can you fit a waste bin under a sink?
Hi, it would not be advised as you will have lots of pipes and plumbing that would get in the way of the bins.
Which base unit is the bin unit 3 pictures down (next to the ‘Angled Base Unit’) It has 2x bins in it and a shelf above?
Hi, the bin unit is this one.