This Sneaky Trash Can Lid Lures Flies to Their Death

Just like Romeo and Juliet, flies are tragically destined to crave their one true love: Pungent, moldy, rotten garbage. And thanks to this ingenious trash can design that traps flies only to have them starve, the flies' love can prove just as fatal as Shakespeare's. » 3/17/14 1:20pm 3/17/14 1:20pm

Hide Your Messy Nest of Cables In This Neat Wood-Paneled Can

We all have one—that corner in your living room where the modem, the router, the surge protecter and friends live. It's a mess. You can try to hide it behind the couch, or you can cover it with unread mail. Or, you could store everything in this handsome wooden container. » 11/11/13 9:50am 11/11/13 9:50am

London's Shutting Down Those Creepy, Phone-Tracking "Smart" Trash Cans

As quickly as it began, the UK's long national nightmare of spying trash cans is over. Within days of reporting that the city's "smart bins" would be equipped with smartphone-tracking software, Quartz has confirmed that city officials are shutting the whole thing down. » 8/12/13 9:54am 8/12/13 9:54am

Brave New Garbage: London's Trash Cans Track You Using Your Smartphone

Remember the "smart" trash cans that popped up around London a few years ago? Placed throughout the city, the LCD-equipped cans broadcast info and ads (mainly ads) to passersby. Now, the company that makes them is testing new functionality for the two-year-old devices, allowing them to track and analyze the signals… » 8/09/13 11:00am 8/09/13 11:00am

The Olympics Will Have Bombproof Trash Cans with LCD Screens

Trash cans are the eye sores of city life, like the grimy physical manifestation of popped pimples overflowing with bags and Chinese takeout ooze. The Olympics? A magnifying glass on a city's life. That's why it's not surprising to see a city (in this case, London) introduce new, stylish trash cans as a quick… » 2/07/12 5:40pm 2/07/12 5:40pm

Spaceboy Trashcan

This 100% steel Spaceboy garbage can by Wesco is the only trashcan I ever want to own, that is, until trashcans are constructed from actual, functional rockets. $250 when it arrives in the US later this year. [Wesco] » 3/15/10 6:20pm 3/15/10 6:20pm

Forget the Wealth, Share the Trash

Seriously, folks, this is not what we do with your tips when you hit Share up there in the masthead. I swear. Well, for most of them, anyway. This is actually a concept trashcan build on a popular meme. » 12/20/09 12:00pm 12/20/09 12:00pm

Trash Cans Get Pimped Out For Charity

My trashcan is a metal, woven-looking thing filled with crumpled up ideas and 48 gum wrappers. Makes me wish I had one of these 35 customized, artist-designed trashcans being put into auction for charity instead. (Particularly the cactus one.) » 10/17/09 12:20am 10/17/09 12:20am

R2D2 Trash Can Gladly Accepts Your Garbage

R2D2 sold out. Not only was his name and likeness used in a projector (that I had to walk really far to get pictures of at CES, thank you very much) and a Pepsi dispenser, but now he's whoring himself out as a garbage can. For shame. The lid opens by stomping on his middle foot thing, where the secrets of the cosmos… » 2/22/07 9:31am 2/22/07 9:31am

CRT Trash Can: Old is New Again

Do you have an old monitor lying around? Fellow Gawker mates at Lifehacker point us to a site which shows us how to turn that old tube into a trash can with a few straightforward instructions, but the project is certainly not for the faint of heart. Remember, you're dealing with a vacuum tube that might be prone to a… » 6/05/06 11:31am 6/05/06 11:31am