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    The name of the container for the garbage?

    Hello Everyone,

    From the dictionary, the container for the waste outside is respectively called dustbin and garbage can. I would like to know here the container for the waster inside the house? Also called garbage can or dustbin?

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    Sky

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    #2

    Re: The name of the container for the garbage?

    In the US:
    Garbage can
    Trash can
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: The name of the container for the garbage?

    The smaller containers used to collect trash inside houses and offices are called "wastebaskets" in the US.

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    #4

    Re: The name of the container for the garbage?

    British English would normally use "rubbish bin" or more simply "the bin".

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    Re: The name of the container for the garbage?

    In BrE, we can use kitchen bin and wastepaper/paper bin to distinguish the bin where we throw food waste, etc.

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