Meaning of dustbin in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʌs(t)bɪn/

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  • A container for household refuse, especially one kept outside.

    North American term garbage can

    ‘On average, households with a green box and a garden waste wheeled bin are able to reduce the amount of rubbish in their dustbin or refuse sack by one-third.’
    • ‘They later turned into Petergate and entered a chip shop where the younger man removed the purse's contents before dropping the purse into a dustbin outside.’
    • ‘When you've unpacked your presents, don't leave the empty boxes for valuable goods outside your dustbins where they can be seen.’
    • ‘A huge recycling plan which will see 200,000 special dustbins used by Sheffield households has successfully got underway according to waste management contractors.’
    • ‘In the town things are not too bad, but the pavements are terrible from the top of East Avenue to Utley; one comes across vehicles parked on the pavements and dustbins left outside premises, even when they are empty.’
    • ‘A grieving wife today paid tribute to her husband who was found dead after photographing a gang of youths he allegedly saw kicking over dustbins outside their Cheshire home.’
    • ‘I put a labelled dustbin outside the gate for the mail, to prevent the postman having to drive along the farm road.’
    • ‘My task as cat tender is to go to the lucky dip and see what I can pull out from time to time. I place my prizes in a dustbin outside.’
    • ‘You have eco-friendly dustbins, containers, flower baskets and hanging flower-vases, which cost lesser than those made of plastics.’
    • ‘Separate dustbins and containers are given specifically for paper.’
    • ‘The dustbins containing my bird seed and nuts were blown over, a section of fencing was ripped out during the night.’
    • ‘Either way the lizard was eventually caught by some workers from the club in a huge dustbin and taken outside again and released back into its own habitat.’
    • ‘Not a single dollar was spent on dustbins outside the fenced area.’
    • ‘Two male students, who were turned away mumbled as they left and dumped a stack of blank ballots into a dustbin outside the police post.’
    • ‘Indeed, there is more history made in the dustbin than outside it.’
    • ‘Rubbish inspectors have been giving up tricks of their trade by giving householders lessons in how to pack their dustbins in a bid to encourage more recycling.’
    • ‘By dispensing with such waste at home rather than putting it in dustbins, householders can reduce the amount dumped in landfill.’
    • ‘She was not at all disgusted at the sight and merely chucked it into a dustbin just outside the car.’
    • ‘Between 11.30 pm and 1.30 am they tackled a string of blazes started in wheelie bins, dustbins and litter bins.’
    • ‘She finds her bottles from the dustbins of hotels in town.’