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Containers for waste and rubbish - synonyms or related words

ashtray

noun

a small flat container where people who smoke put ash and the cigarettes they have finished smoking

bedpan

noun

a wide flat container used as a toilet by people who are too ill to get out of bed

bin

noun

British

a container for putting rubbish in. A bin without a lid for paper or other dry rubbish is also called a waste paper basket and a large bin that is kept outside is also called a dustbin

bottle bank

noun

British

a large container in a public place where people can put empty bottles so that the glass can be recycled (=used again)

cesspit

noun

a large covered hole or container in the ground for collecting the liquid and solid waste that flows from a building

chamber pot

noun

a round container kept in a bedroom in the past and used as a toilet during the night

Dumpster

American

a skip for waste

dustbin

noun

British

a container that you keep outside and use for putting rubbish in. The American word is garbage can.

dustpan

noun

a small flat container that you put on the floor and brush dust into

garbage can

noun

American

a dustbin

litter bin

noun

British

a container for litter in a public place

pedal bin

noun

British

a container for rubbish with a lid that opens when you press a pedal with your foot

rubbish bin

noun

a container that you put rubbish in

septic tank

noun

a large container buried under the ground and used for collecting waste from toilets

skip

noun

British

a very large metal container used in the building industry for waste. It is carried away by a truck when it is full.

trash can

noun

American

a rubbish bin

waste basket

noun

American

a wastepaper basket

waste bin

British

a container that you put rubbish in

wastepaper basket

noun

British

a small open container for rubbish such as used paper

wheelie bin

noun

British

a large rubbish container with wheels, that you keep outside your house

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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