Umbra Garbage Can, 16-Gallon

Last updated date: October 13, 2020

DWYM Score

9.0

Umbra Garbage Can, 16-Gallon

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We looked at the top Outdoor Garbage Bins and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Outdoor Garbage Bin you should buy.

Editor's Note October 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Outdoor Garbage Bin for a detailed review of all the top outdoor garbage bins.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the Umbra Umbra Garbage Can, 16-Gallon placed 10th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Style meets function with this large, easy-to-use garbage can that looks great! With brushed metal accents, a hassle-free swing-top lid, and the integrated neck ring, this attractive garbage can keeps your waste (and garbage bag) out of sight and out of mind. Introducing Venti Trash Can by Umbra Venti Trash Can is constructed of durable pewter polypropylene so it's sturdy and stable which means you do not have to worry about it toppling over. At the same time, it's easy to maintain - just wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Venti is large enough that you do not have to constantly change the bag, but small enough to fit in almost any space in your home. Venti is especially useful as a kitchen trash can, but can be used anywhere in your home, in an outdoor environment, or even in a commercial space! Designed by Umbra, Venti Trash Can measures 35 inches tall by 14.5 inches in diameter, with a 16 gallon (62L) capacity. It works with the most popular 13-gallon garbage bags (the bag will hang inside the can) draw-sting and flap-tie bags. About Umbra: A global product design company providing original, modern, casual and functional design for the home.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.0
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.9
1,197 user reviews

What experts liked

The design look very nice and the trash can with swing top has a good price-quality ratio. The bronze color makes the trash can even more good looking if you ask me.
- Best Garbage Disposal Units
With a larger capacity than most at this price point, this polypropylene trash can has a swing-top lid and a bag ring to hide the top of the plastic bag.
- The Kitchn
The product is made using long-lasting polypropylene material that is black. You will love the fact that it is stable and easy to clean and maintain. All you require to clean it is use a damp cloth to wipe it off.
- Easy Get Product
The Umbra Venti 16 gallon black/nickel swing top trash can is made from propylene that is durable and easy to clean. It has a neck ring to hold bags in place and is sturdy enough for commercial use as well as inside or outside the home.
- Food Shark Marfa
“I love the durable and functional plastic design, I love I didn’t spend a stupid amount of money on it.” This can’s large capacity and refined looks are praised over and over in the reviews.
- New York Mag
This style of bin is reminiscent of the 70s – a nice throwback, but the metallic accents on the black surface ties the style elements to the present decade. The metallic band at the base of the lid section actually hides where the trash bag is secured, so you will always have a sleek look going on in your home.
- Trash That
The Umbra Venti features a swing-top lid that makes it simple to use, but still keeps garbage hidden from sight. It also has a ring around the neck that holds both drawstring and flap-tie bags in place and conceals them for a clean look.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Well constructed, lighter that stainless steel units.
- BestReviews
This has been made using black polypropylene which is very durable and stable as well. On top of that, this trash is very easy to maintain since you just have to wipe it clean using a damp cloth.
- Top Best 10 Reviews

What experts didn't like

The top can show some scratches over time.
- Best Garbage Disposal Units
The tape used to hold the lid down during delivery is hard to remove and at times comes off with the paint
- Easy Get Product
On arrival the lid may be fastened down with packing tape which may leave a residue on removal.
- Food Shark Marfa
It's plastic that may turn off people who want everything in stainless steel.
- BestReviews
It is a bit heavy.
- Top Best 10 Reviews

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations. You can find her show on Prime Video.

An Overview On Outdoor Garbage Bins

There’s no escaping it. Whether you live in a large home or a small apartment, you’re going to have trash. Outdoor garbage bins are essential for keeping trash organized and safe from critters.

Home expert Vicki Liston warns that “purchasing a garbage bin is not as straightforward and simple as you might expect.” The guide below will help you determine which outdoor garbage bin is perfect for your needs.

Start off determining what size trash can you need.

“Choose an appropriate bin size based on the number of members in your household, so you aren’t unnecessarily lugging a burdensome can to the curb or dealing with a can that is overflowing halfway through the week,” says Liston.

There are smaller bins that hold around 23 gallons, like the Safco Plastic Step-On Outdoor Garbage Bin, 23-Gallon, as well as larger bins that can hold as much as 64 gallons of garbage.

Look at the outdoor garbage can’s construction next.

“Since your garbage bin will be sitting outside, you’ll want to ensure that it’s made of materials that can withstand all kinds of weather. Rain, snow, hail, rough winds and hot and cold temperature extremes will put it to the test,” says Liston.

While some models are made out of metal, a heavy-duty plastic is the most common. Metal has a tendency to rust over time. The Toter Trash Can, 64 gallon is well made and even has an extended life expectancy. It can even handle the weekly abuse from your local sanitation workers. This is important as Liston points out that “sanitation trucks most likely won’t be soft and gentle as they empty the bin and drop it back down on the unforgiving pavement.”

Check the outdoor garbage can for wheels. Liston points out that “a family of four can produce 80 pounds of garbage per week. That’s a heavy load!” She goes on to say that “choosing a garbage bin with wheels makes transporting trash to the end of your driveway and back a breeze.” The Rubbermaid Trash Can, 50 Gallon is a good choice, as it has two back wheels with high-performance treads.

Lastly, you’ll want to examine the trash can’s lid to determine whether it’s attached or not. Liston recommends you “always opt for a garbage bin with an attached lid.” She warns that “if the can and the lid have the potential to be separated, they most definitely will.” Look for a model that not only has an attached lid, but also a lid latch to secure the lid in place. This keeps outdoor animals from getting to the garbage and making a mess.

The Outdoor Garbage Bin Buying Guide

  • Some outdoor trash cans also come with the option of purchasing matching products for your patio, garden or back porch. These may include a patio seat, patio bench or a deck box with seat.
  • You don’t have to go with a traditional outdoor trash can design. You’ll find plenty of models that are attractive and made to complement your outdoor space. There are models with a faux wainscoting design, as well as units that resemble wicker furniture.
  • Outdoor trash cans will need to be cleaned from time to time. All you need to do is add a little dish soap to the bottom of the can and spray it down with your garden hose. Dump the soapy water out afterward and then rinse the garbage can clean and set it out to air dry.
  • The cost of outdoor garbage cans is directly related to the amount of trash the bin can hold. That means the Safco Plastic Step-On Outdoor Garbage Bin, 23-Gallon is on the lower end of the price scale, while the Rubbermaid Trash Can, 50 Gallon sits directly in the middle. You’ll find the Toter Trash Can, 64 gallon costs the most, as it has the biggest capacity.