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what word?



mirela.sorina
Romania

what word?
 
how do you call the recipient in which you place the garbage( litter, paper, cigar butts)? Is it still a wastepaper basket??

6 Feb 2012      



ELOJOLIE274
France

a wastepaper basket is for papers (near your desk for example)...
if you put other things in it then it ´s better to say "bin":)
have a nice week!

6 Feb 2012     



[email protected]
Tunisia

I suggest a dustbin

6 Feb 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

dustbin


6 Feb 2012     



Jayho
Australia

The receptacle in which you place garbage (litter, paper, cigar butts) has many names and these may differ between different countries.  The others have already named most of these.
 
- bin (UK, and proably the most common))
- rubbish bin (UK)
- dust bin (UK, and a bit old fashioned, at least in Australia) 
- trash can (US)
- garbage can (US)
- waste paper basket/bin (quite formal, and as Elodie said, really for your office desk paper litter)
- waste bin - I don ´t know about this one. I don ´t hear people use it.
 
Nowadays, with the emphasis on recycling, we hear ´recycling bin´ a lot.  If it is recycylable we usually say to put it in the recycling bin.
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

7 Feb 2012     



mirela.sorina
Romania

thank you!

7 Feb 2012     



douglas
United States

Here ´s one more: trash bin (as US native, I usually use "trash can")

7 Feb 2012     



rezlanamushadiq
Malaysia

plus one more- litter bin

9 Feb 2012