Stylish waste bin solutions

Bins, trash cans, garbage… it’s not glamourous, but bins provide a fundamental part of any household, yet they frequently get over looked & ignored.

Over the years I have been at war with my bin; or I should say, bins! I seem to go through them quicker than the garbage that fills them. I’ve tried almost every style of bin, from the ones hidden behind cupboard doors, to metal American trash cans, peddle operated & manual slide lids. All of them eventually ending up with broken lid mechanisms or worst of all, so poorly designed that bin bags are impossible to remove and often tare.

My main grievance I’ve had with bins is how unsightly they are; fed up with streaky chrome, I’ve been on the hunt for something different & felt compelled to share my findings with you…

Through Tesco’s Direct I’ve found the solution – my knight in black matt stainless steel armour! The Brabantia 30L Touch Bin is a sturdy construction of stainless steel, with a lid that gently & smoothly opens when touched. There’s also concealed handles that make it easy to remove trash from the inner bucket – making light work of a nasty job… plus this feature makes it easy to clean. It also comes with a fabulous 10 year guarantee for just £70.

The black matt steel finish is very sleek and I can see it fitting in perfectly with the grey Indian slate flooring, French green cupboards & black riven slate work-surfaces I have in my kitchen. I’m sold.


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.