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AmazonBasics Mesh Wastebasket, Will not ruin your marriage.

I wouldn’t have bought this if i saw it in a department store. . The mesh wastebasket was slightly bent upon arrival, as a few reviews have stated, however, mine is not bad enough damaged to return in my opinion. It is a little small, and i just need a garbage can next to my bed. All, in all i like it, however, perhaps buying something plastic would have been better, on the internet at least. I wouldn’t buy this again since i think it’s a little cheap, but for $10 what can you expect?. I don’t know it kinda just seems like someone stepped on it or something by mistake. Definitely slightly disappointed, but again not enough to complain, or return it. They shipped this with a microwave, so i imagine that could’ve been part of the problem. I plan on using this with plastic bags, and it will be hidden behind my bed basically, so i will barely see the defects. All in all, you might be better off buying this sort of thing at a store where you can see what you’re buying.

Best wastebasket for the money.

I wouldn’t have bought this if i saw it in a department store. . The mesh wastebasket was slightly bent upon arrival, as a few reviews have stated, however, mine is not bad enough damaged to return in my opinion. It is a little small, and i just need a garbage can next to my bed. All, in all i like it, however, perhaps buying something plastic would have been better, on the internet at least. I wouldn’t buy this again since i think it’s a little cheap, but for $10 what can you expect?. I don’t know it kinda just seems like someone stepped on it or something by mistake. Definitely slightly disappointed, but again not enough to complain, or return it. They shipped this with a microwave, so i imagine that could’ve been part of the problem. I plan on using this with plastic bags, and it will be hidden behind my bed basically, so i will barely see the defects. All in all, you might be better off buying this sort of thing at a store where you can see what you’re buying.

Key specs for AmazonBasics Mesh Wastebasket:

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  • Mesh wastebasket offers a sleek industrial look and simple everyday convenience
  • Made of durable steel wire mesh in black; reinforced with solid metal base and solid edging along bottom and top rim
  • Gently flared, cylinder shape with 18-quart (4.5 gallon) capacity—a popular size for any office or work space
  • Metal mesh creates subtle transparency, slightly concealing contents
  • Measures 9-1/4 inches wide at the base, 11-3/8 inches wide at the top; and 14-1/4 inches tall

Comments from buyers

“Would not purchase again, I wouldn’t have bought this if I saw it in a department store., You won’t go wrong with this basket”

Great for small spaces like laundry rooms. I wanted a small and light wastebasket to set next to my dryer for all of the lint that i pull out after every load. This is the perfect solution for this. Small and light enough that you barely notice it, but large enough that i don’t have to empty it every time i do laundry.

The mesh is extremely thin and arrived damaged. The box arrived in perfect condition, but the wastebasket inside is horribly dented around the bottom, and is even detached from the base in two areas. Amazon return policy is great though.

Low wind resistance due to mesh exterior.

Great for the office strong metal mesh.

Well made, will last, very sturdy and attractive. I put them in my home/office/bedroom. They go w/any decor and the price is right.

Was rather disappointed with its size. Way bigger than your average mesh wastebasket, was rather disappointed with its size.

It’s a waste basket as described.

Looks nice in my office and holds a lot of stuff. Looks nice in my office and holds a lot of stuff. The mesh is small enough that most things don’t just fall through.

The basket is large, looks nice, and does the job of what a wastebasket should do. I use it in my office and i have no problem with it. The design is very good and the product has held up for me so far. I would recommend this product to someone who is looking for a cheap wastebasket.

Recomended for your office, good size.

Looks nice in my office and holds a lot of stuff. Looks nice in my office and holds a lot of stuff. The mesh is small enough that most things don’t just fall through.

Good for papers and light trash, probably not strong enough for heavier usage. The framing seems sturdy enough, and the size seems great as a trashcan to keep by my desk. My only complaint is that the actual mesh seems to be very thin or weak. When the trash can arrived, the sides of the wastebasket seemed slightly warped. I managed to bend it back into shape, but it still looks off to me. As a side note: i managed to find a wastebin that looks almost exactly like this one at a store called ‘five below’ for $5. Either way, even at the $12 that i originally paid for this, i still think it was a good deal.

Bigger then i thought but works great. Doesn’t seem flimsy and you can’t go wrong. Bigger then i thought but works great. Doesn’t seem flimsy and you can’t go wrong for $10. Works great for under my desk.

Hope amazon basics can be made in america. I like the amazon basics line. Hopefully more of it can be made in america and amazon can support president trump’s goal of providing jobs for all americans.

I just received mine 2 hours ago and it’s perfect. Very sturdy and looks great but larger than i thought so my only problem is that the store bags that i was using as liners for my previous one are too small. I’m quite happy about that because now i get to buy proper liners which my husband would never let me do before – i think the store bags look awful but he always argued that it was just for garbage anyway – my ocd didn’t agree.

It’s a smallish trashcan, bigger than a bathroom trashcan. It’s a smallish trashcan, bigger than a bathroom trashcan you would buy at a big box store.

Great for the office strong metal mesh.

Great for small spaces like laundry rooms. I wanted a small and light wastebasket to set next to my dryer for all of the lint that i pull out after every load. This is the perfect solution for this. Small and light enough that you barely notice it, but large enough that i don’t have to empty it every time i do laundry.

It holds everything i throw away.

Hope amazon basics can be made in america. I like the amazon basics line. Hopefully more of it can be made in america and amazon can support president trump’s goal of providing jobs for all americans.

Would throw away with again 5/5 stars. This is a great product to throw away all of your other products with. Like jim gaffigan said of garbage bags, we are all a never ending chain of consumers and this product beautifully encompasses that fact for me.