The best nappy bins and buckets for dirty nappies

We pick the top nappy disposal units to keep your home neat and smell-free, including compact nappy bins, extra large nappy bins for twins and bags and buckets for disposable and reusable nappies

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A nappy bin can be a handy addition to the nursery, as it stores dirty nappies safely away until you are ready to empty it.

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Are nappy bins worth it?

You may be wondering whether you need to spend the extra on a nappy bin – but they can be really useful when you’re changing lots of nappies each day!

A nappy bin can save you having to trek to an outside bin – especially if you live in a flat, or in winter – and avoid any unwanted smells as many have anti-bacterial and anti-odour features.

How do nappy bins work?

Often designed to take liners – which are essentially plastic bags – nappy bins may need to be used with specific liners/cassettes so it’s worth checking out the costs of replacing those.

And remember that the capacity normally covers size 1 nappies, so the bin and liners will hold fewer nappies (and need changing more often!) when you start using larger sizes.

There are also nappy bins, or buckets, for reusable nappies – which can be used to store the dirty nappies until you are ready to wash them.

These often have a mesh bag that can be lifted out and put straight into the washing machine.

The safety bit…

As with all bins, plastic bags and liners, just make sure your little one can’t get hold of them!  Babies naturally grab for things and bring them to their mouths, and the thin plastic of nappy sacks/bags and liners can make them cling to your baby’s skin.

It’s often a common thing to keep nappy products near a cot, as you might be using them close by, but make sure they’re not in grabbing range, especially as your baby grows.

See the best nappy bins, including the best nappy bin for twins, odour-free nappy bins, and a nappy bin with a foot pedal on the market 

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1. Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal System, £27.99

Best for: Anti-bacterial storage

No of nappies stored: 28 per bin

Liners included: One cassette – 66 liners per cassette

Cost of refills: £21.99/6 cassettes

Colours: White; Green; Pink

With a twisting mechanism that individually wraps each dirty nappy and locks it away inside the bin, the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal System claims to give maximum hygiene protection.

It’s got a plunger that pushes the wrapped nappies down inside the bin, and has a ‘germ-seal’ film with an anti-bacterial barrier which keeps on killing germs inside the tub.

Up to 28 Size 1 nappies can be stored in each bin load, before the liner is cut off using the in-built cutter. The liner then continues to be used for the next bin load, with each cassette liner holding around 180 nappies in total.

Writing in our MFM forum, mum AutumnRose describes it as “easy to use, lasts ages, and no smell at all”.

You can buy the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec from Mothercare, Argos, and Amazon.


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2. Angelcare Nappy Disposal System, £19.99

Best for: One-handed nappy disposal

No of nappies stored: Approx. 20 per bin

Liners included: One cassette – 128 liners per cassette 

Cost of refills: £14.99/3 cassettes

Colours: White

The Angelcare Nappy Disposal System has a one-handed push and lock system, so once you push the dirty nappy through the hole in the top of the bin, that’s it.

It has ‘Air-Seal’ technology, designed to keep bad smells at bay, and claims to use up to 4 times less plastic than other nappy bins.

Coming with one liner cassette, each bin load can hold around 20 nappies, with each cassette should last around a month.

Writing on our MFM forum, Snapdragonmumdrum loved how easy it was to use: “Worked really well for us. You literally just push the nappy through the spring opening and that’s it.”

You can buy the Angelcare nappy disposal system from Mothercare, Amazon, and Angelcare.


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3. Korbell Plus Nappy Bin, £39.95

Best for: Twins

No of nappies stored: Up to 65 per bin load

Liners included: One pack of liners – 580 liners per pack

Cost of refills: £18.99/3 liners

Colours: White/grey

This large bin is perfect for twins, or more than one child in nappies, as its 26 litre size holds up to 65 nappies per bin load, with each liner lasting for up to 580 nappies.

It’s got a foot pedal and opens at the front for easy removal of the liner once you have filled the bin.

Plus it’s odour-free and it also comes in different sizes, if you don’t need the large bin, with the standard size available in white, blue, green or pink.

The Mini 9 litre bin holds up to 25 nappies at a time, with each liner lasting for up to 300 nappies.

Meanwhile, the Standard 15/16 litre bin holds up to 45 nappies at a time, with each liner lasting for up to 495 nappies.

You can buy the Korbell nappy bin from Cheeky Rascals or Amazon.


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4. Ubbi nappy bin, £69.99

Best for: Style-conscious homes

No of nappies stored: Up to 55 per bin load

Liners included: No

Cost of refills: Use regular bin liner, or Ubbi liners £7.99/25

Colours: 13 solid colours, 5 patterned designs

The cute Ubbi nappy disposal bin is made of powder-coated steel, fitted with rubber seals and a sliding lid – all designed to control unwanted smells!

With a child-proof lock and available in an array of 13 solid colours and 5 patterns, including stars, chevrons and hearts, the Ubbi nappy bin has been designed to stand out from the crowd.

It may be expensive, but it can be used with regular bin liners, so no pricey cassettes or liners to fork out for, although Ubbi does have its own range of eco-friendly liners if you want.

Plus there’s even a washable cloth liner bag (£19) available, if you want to use it for storage for reusable nappies.

You can buy the Ubbi nappy bin from Amazon.


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5. Tommee Tippee Simplee Sangenic Nappy Disposal Bin, £14.99

Best for: Small spaces

No of nappies stored: Up to 18 per bin load

Liners included: One cassette – 180 liners per cassette

Cost of refills: £24.99/6 cassettes

Colours: White/grey; Pink; Blue

A dinky 44.5cm tall x 28.5cm wide x 23.5cm deep, the Tommee Tippee Simplee Sangenic nappy bin is the little sister of the larger Sangenic Tec.

Holding 18 nappies, it’s got a ‘smart seal’ lid, designed to keep nasty odours contained, while the liner film contains an anti-bacterial ingredient that kills 99% of germs.

Coming in white, pink or blue, this cute nappy bin is perfect for small nurseries.

You can buy the Tommee Tippee Simplee Sangenic nappy bin from Argos and Amazon.


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6. Tots Bots nappy bucket, £12.95

Best for: Reusable nappies

No of nappies stored: 10+ per bin load

Liners included: N/A

Cost of refills: £8.95/2 washable mesh bags

Colours: White/green

This 16 litre nappy bucket for reusable nappies has been designed to keep curious toddlers out and any smelliness in.

The lid is secured by four locks and has a large, strong carry handle making it easy to get it to the washing machine (or bin if using for disposables).

To make life that bit easier, and less messy, the bin can be lined with an elasticated nappy mesh (£8.95/2).

The dirty nappies go into the mesh and then when full, the mesh goes straight into the washing machine.

You can buy the Tots Bots nappy bucket from Babipur or Natural Baby Shower.


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7. Neat Nursery Co nappy pail, £7.99

Best for: Budget friendly nappy storage

No of nappies stored: Approx 2 days of nappies

Liners included: No

Cost of refills: N/A

Colours: White with duck design; white with blue, lime, orange, pink or plum handle

The Neat Nursery Co Nappy Pail lives up to its name with a simple design that will fit in any nursery, plus its understated look means it can be used long after you’ve finished using it for nappies.

With a 10 litre capacity, it’s small and space saving, and can be used to store reusable nappies until it’s time for you to do a wash, or for soaking them.

The odour proof seal means it can also be used for holding disposable nappies before you take them to the outside bin using the carry handle, which comes in 5 different colours.

You can buy the Neat Nursery Co nappy pail from Amazon and Uber Kids.


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8. Bambino Mio wet nappy bag, £11

Best for: Reusable nappies on the go

No of nappies stored: Approx 1 day 

Liners included: No

Cost of refills: N/A

Colours: Various colours  

Obviously when out and about you’ll need to change baby, but you can’t just throw reusable nappies away, so you need somewhere to put them.

Reusable nappy specialist Bambino Mio make this small and convenient nappy bag, that’s great for the environment and your wallet too.

It has taped seams, making it waterproof, is machine washable at 60 degrees and can fit 4 wet nappies,

You can buy the Bambino Mio nappy bag from Kidly or Argos

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