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Located in Lejre, DK
Waste bin in leather and brass. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

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Brass

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H 11.82 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Industrial Brushed Gunmetal Steel Bullet Trash Can
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, midcentury, trash can features a gunmetal steel finish, bullet shaped exterior with push top that fits over a galvanized steel trash receptacle.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Decorative Boxes

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Steel

Travertine and Brass Trash Cans / Planters
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of travertine and brass plated metal trash cans / planters. Scratches on travertine and small dents and age spots on metal.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Planters and Jardinieres

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Travertine, Brass

Terracotta Waste Basket Bin Trash Cans
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of French waste basket trash cans is made from terracotta and can be used in either an outdoor or an indoor setting. The inside of the wastebaskets have the structural lini...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Decorative Baskets

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Terracotta

7-Up Wet & Wild Trash Can Pop Art Soda Can Metal Garbage
Located in National City, CA
For fun: Vintage 7up wet & wild trash can 1970s metal soda collectible advertisement garbage can 7 up logo soda can trash can rustic pop Art Decor Andy Warhol Pop Art style decor ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Historical Memorabilia

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Metal

Plastic Trash can by Makio Hasuike for Gedy
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This item is a fantastic icon from the chic 1970s plastic fashion. It has been done in Italy, by Makio Hasuike for Gedy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Plastic

White Acrylic with Clear Lucite Base Trash Can
Located in Ferndale, MI
Opaque sided Lucite trash can on clear base.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jar...

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Acrylic, Lucite

Large Moderne Industrial Cast Aluminum Waste Basket or Trash Can
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large moderne Industrial cast aluminum waste basket or trash can.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Furniture and Collecti...

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Aluminum

Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass Ferrari
Located in Washington, DC
Made in Italy. Simple but in the Memphis style. In the manner of Ettore Sottsass. A very iconic late 20th century design, circa 1980s, red.   
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Perforated Metal Office Wastebaskets Trash Cans Italy Memphis Sottsass Ferrari
Located in Washington, DC
Pair. Well used. Simple but in the Memphis style and in the manner of Ettore Sottsass. A very Iconic late 20th century design, circa 1980s, black. 18 inches, and 11.75 inches in heig...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

1980s White Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass
By Rexite
Located in Washington, DC
Memphis style wastebasket, light use. A bit more uncommon of a color, Made in Italy.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Retro 1950s MCM Industrial Turquoise Green Painted Bullet Form Steel Trash Can
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very cool, retro steel trash can. Painted in an oxidized turquoise green. A terrific bullet shaped trash can that you can imagine in a 1950s or 60s movie theater or any comme...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Painted Furniture

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Steel

Mid Century Swedish Teak Waste Basket Trash Can
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage mid century modern teak waste basket made in Sweden. Multiple examples are available.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Home Accents

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Teak

Vintage Mid Century Walnut Waste Basket Trash Can
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage mid century modern waste basket featuring solid walnut construction with beautiful graining. Multiple examples are available.
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Vintage 1940s American Home Accents

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Walnut

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H 14.5 in. W 12.75 in. D 12.75 in.
Mid Century Modern Copper Trash Can with Tribal Stamped Decoration
Located in San Antonio, TX
Midcentury modern patinated copper waste bid or trash can of circular form with decorative banding and tribal motifs impressed in the copper.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

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Copper

1950's Press to Open Metal Trash Can Mid Century Modern
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid century modern metal trash can
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Rare Alvin Lustig Suspended Walnut Iron Trash Can Wastebasket
By Alvin Lustig
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous pair of suspended walnut trash cans, on iron frames, by Alvin Lustig. These were custom-made for the executive offices of JL Hudson. This posting...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Architectural Elements

Wire Trash Can by Norwich Wire Works
By Norwich Wire Works
Located in New York, NY
Nice vintage woven wire trash can by Norwich Wire Works.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Architectural Elements

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Iron, Zinc

Mid Century Trash Garbage Can with Metal Mesh
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Well designed modernist trash bin, having metal mesh sides, and circular metal base. The top is smaller than the base, creating a modernist architectural form, and increasing the amo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Architectural Elements

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Metal

Lucite Paper Trash Can
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Thick Vintage Mid-Century Trash Can
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

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H 10.75 in. W 11.25 in. D 6.25 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Industrial Mini "PUSH" Steel Trash Cans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Two rare, classic, smaller vintage Double Sided Swing Dome Top Sanitary Cans. Featuring PUSH lettering on two-sided Steel push lid with removable liner. These downsized municipal Was...
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Home Accents

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Steel

Danish Modern Rosewood Trash Can
Located in Oaks, PA
Danish modern rosewood trash can, beautiful specimen grade rosewood, expertly finished.
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

Fiberglass Clown Trash Can Topper Lid
Located in New York, NY
Vintage fiberglass trash can topper, in good original condition. This example is in good condition, it does show some loss to paint surface, scratches and general wear as shown. Fun ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Architectural Elements

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Fiberglass, Paint

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H 36 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Velvet Striped Wastebasket or Trash Can
Located in New York, NY
A vintage multicolored velvet striped wastebasket [waste basket] or trash can. Velvet colors include: gold, red, blue, and green. Material lining. Measures: 10.5 in. diameter x 13 ...
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Mid-20th Century More Desk Accessories

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Velvet

Bamboo Waste Basket or Trash Can
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
A Midcentury bamboo waste basket [wastebasket] or trash can in the style of Gucci. Piece measures: 12 in. Height x 12 in. diameter at top (9.5 in. diameter at base.)  
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Mid-20th Century More Desk Accessories

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Bamboo

Danish Modern Sculpted Teak Trash Can
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A period Danish modern sculpted teak trash can, measure: 12 inches high, 12 inches in diameter and 12 continuous fluted sides. Exquisitely crafted in untouched warm finished patinaed...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Fixtures

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Teak

1950s Mid-Century Atomic Era Post Office Wire Linen Trash Can Seymour Robins
By Seymour Robins
Located in Washington, DC
The Bucket by Seymour Robins for Sandra Kay Interiors in 1952. A Rare Linen and thin Wire Trash Can. Very Good Vintage Condition. Steel, Canvas and Plastic Rings.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Home Accents

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Steel, Wire

Rare Cape Cod Folk Painted Modernist Trash Can
By Peter Hunt
Located in Ferndale, MI
Folk painted modernist trash can by Peter Hunt 1898-1967. Provincetown and Orleans Massachusetts, U.S.A.
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Mid-20th Century American Painted Furniture

Italian Black and Gold Wastebasket or Trash Can
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Midcentury Italian black and gold wastebasket [waste basket] or trash can with a hand-painted chinoiserie design and lion head detail on sides, between early and Mid-20th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Trash Can by Velca Legnano, Milano, Italy, 1970s
By Velca Legnano
Located in Den Haag, NL
Trash Can by Velca Legnano, Milano, Italy, 1970s. Metal and stainless steel.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass Ferrari
Located in Washington, DC
Made in Italy. Simple but in the Memphis style. In the manner of Ettore Sottsass. A very Iconic late 20th century design, circa 1980s, red.   
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Yellow Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful an uncommon Italian wastebasket, in the manner of Ettore Sottsass.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Pair of Refurbished Josef Hoffmann Style Trash Cans, Austria, 1950
By Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of refurbished Josef Hoffmann style trashcans, waste paper baskets or trash bins, Austria, 1950. Brass cage with black metal insert. 11“ x 15.74“. Very good refurbished conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass, Iron

Piero Fornasetti "Libri" Cat and Mouse Trash Can, Italy 1955
By Fornasetti
Located in Den Haag, NL
Piero Fornasetti "Libri" cat and mouse trash can, Italy 1955 About Piero Fornasetti (Artist) The Italian artist and illustrator Piero Fornasetti was one of the wittiest and most ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Metal

Grey Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass OSX
Located in Washington, DC
Made in Italy. Memphis style in the manner of Ettore Sottsass. The Iconic 'Apple Desktop Trash Can' come to life with a little patina to make it real!
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Steel

1980s Blue Perforated Metal Office Wastebasket Trash Can Italy Memphis Sottsass
By Rexite
Located in Washington, DC
Memphis style umbrella stand or tall trash can, some dents rust and chipping paint. A lot of patina, well used well loved. A bit more uncommon in the 18 inch tall size.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Metal

1950s Atomic Wire Mesh Trash Can Wastebasket Stan Hawk Expanded Metals
By George Nelson, Stan Hawk, Richard Galef
Located in Washington, DC
Interesting design, designer/maker remains unknown. A great use of expanded metal wire mesh technique, that modernist pioneered its use in interior design. In the style of Stan Hawk,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Vintage Frontgate Brass Italian Perforated Trash Waste Basket, Waste Can Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Frontgate Brass Italian Perforated Trash Waste Basket, Waste Can made in Italy. Marked underneath.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Brass

Maurice Duchin Floating Iron Mesh Wastebasket Trash Can Expanded Metal Modern
By Maurice Duchin
Located in Washington, DC
Black enameled steel suspended basket in iron rod frame. Showing some wear and bend to iron rods.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Iron

1950 Post Office Wastebasket Iron Grasscloth Seymour Robins Sondra Kay Trash Can
By Seymour Robins
Located in Washington, DC
Light tan bag with black atomic frame, cabin modern rustic vibe.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands

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Iron

Mid Century Trash Can For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century trash can available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, steel and brass, every mid century trash can was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century trash can — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century trash can, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Industrial styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century trash can over the years, but those crafted by Fornasetti, Maurice Duchin and Norwich Wire Works are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Trash Can?

Prices for a mid century trash can start at $280 and top out at $4,420 with the average selling for $750.