How to Install a Hidden Kitchen Trash Can

I love a hidden pull-out trash can. Today, I wanted to share how to install a hidden kitchen trash can! Click through for this easy concealed upgrade…

Two Types of Hidden Kitchen Trash Cans

Setup Your Workspace


- one that attaches to the cabinet door - one that attaches to the bottom of the cabinet itself


Measure & Order the Best Fit 

You’ll need to measure your cabinet and determine which concealed trash option is best for your kitchen based on the size, function, and budget!

Installation Steps

Setup Your Workspace


The first step is to remove the cabinet door. It makes it easier to install the pull out frame.

Figure the frame placement

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We nudged ours to the left a little to avoid catching the cabinet hinges.

Attach cabinet bottom

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Once we had the frame in a good position, we attached it to the cabinet bottom with four screws- one for each corner.

Affix the base

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Permanently affixed the based to the frame. Unfold the frame and snapped on the pull bar.

We put the waste basket into place, added a bag, and reattached the cabinet door. This project took less than 10 minutes to install and was super easy.