Garbage disposal, recycling and composting are some purposes to which plastic trash cans may be put. Additionally, these trash cans may be used as mop buckets or rain barrels.
Some people use plastic trash cans to hold cleaning and household items. Plastic trash cans can also be used for making and storing plant compost. Alternatively, homeowners can place a plastic trash bin beneath a home's down spouts or gutters and use it as a rain water collection barrel. Additional possible uses for plastic trash cans are to store a coiled hose, salt, ice melting products, miscellaneous tools or out-of-season clothes.