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Imperial Trash or Recycling Cabinets with Gray Trash Cans, Minimum Cabinet Opening: 12", 15" or 18" Wide

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  • Recycling Cabinet
  • Available in 12", 15" or 18" sizes
  • 12" cabinet includes 40 Qt. (10 Gal.) trash can & hooks on inside front panel to hang trash bags
  • 15" cabinet includes 2 x 30 Qt. (7.5 Gal.) trash cans
  • 18" cabinet includes 2 x 40 Qt. (10 Gal.) trash cans
  • Images shown are for visual purposes only; Included trash cans are gray
  • Easily separate recyclable items
  • Same size as a standard 12", 15" or 18" base cabinet or 12", 15" or 18" compactor
  • Constructed to allow for matching cabinet door
  • Wood front ready, or Stainless steel, black or white front panels and kickplates
  • For Stainless Front Panel units, the front panel and kickplate will be stainless and the base would be Black or White depending on the color chosen
  • For Wood Front Ready units, the wood panel is supplied by the home owner
  • 1-year Manufacturers warranty on materials and workmanship


Easily separate recyclable items with this versatile Recycling Cabinet by Imperial, perfect for any homeowner who is environmentally aware.This unit is a convenient way to replace a trash compactor by filling in the space and can be used for recyclable items or for trash. Available in 12", 15" or 18" sizes, with your choice of stainless steel, wood front ready, black or white matching front panels, this cabinet is constructed to allow for a matching cabinet door.


(W = side to side) (D = front to back) (H = top to bottom)

Same Size as a Standard 12", 15" or 18" Base Cabinet or 12", 15" or 18" Compactor

RC12 Series: 12"
Wood Front Ready Overall: 11-7/8" W x 22-7/8" D x 34" H
With Panel Overall: 12" W x 23-7/8" D x 34" H
Inside Dimensions: 11-7/8" W x 23-1/8" D x 26-7/8" H
Size Trash Can: Fits (1) 40 Quarts (10 Gallons)
Drawer Extends: 22"

RC15 Series: 15"
Wood Front Ready Overall: 14-7/8" W x 22-7/8" D x 34" H
With Panel Overall: 15" W x 23-7/8" D x 34" H
Inside Dimensions: 14-7/8" W x 23-1/8" D x 26-7/8" H
Size Trash Can: Fits 2 x 30 Quarts (2 x 7.5 Gallons)
Drawer Extends: 22"

RC18 Series: 18"
Wood Front Ready Overall: 17-7/8" W x 22-7/8" D x 34" H
With Panel Overall: 18" W x 23-7/8" D x 34" H
Inside Dimensions: 17-7/8" W x 23-1/8" D x 26-7/8" H
Size Trash Can: Fits 2 x 40 Quarts (2 x 10 Gallons)
Drawer Extends: 22"

Ship Method:

    Ships via UPS/FedEx Ground

Product Reviews:
Review Star RatingsNice replacement for compactor
by: Steve Scown   Verified Buyer      from: Stanwood, WA      on: February 22, 2024
 Easy install except for face panel fastener pulling out on install. Called manufacturer and they helped right away. Trash bins are short in 15" model. I found taller 10 gal fits if 1/2" is trimmed off rim on both sides. Smooth and quiet pull out

Review Star RatingsGreat product
by: Margaret Kobylar   Verified Buyer      from: Greensboro, Ge      on: February 19, 2024
 I used this to replace a trash compactor that no loger worked. Very pleased with this pull out drawer. Well made. Only con, the baskets are a little too wide and short.

Review Star RatingsJust Perfect
by: Alison K   Verified Buyer      from: Scottsdale, AZ      on: February 9, 2024
 I was hesitant to spend so much money on this item but took a chance. So glad I did. Not difficult to put together and install myself. Fits perfectly where my ugly old trash compactor was. Does not look cheap.

Review Star RatingsPerfect
by: Bubba   Verified Buyer      from: Federal Way, WA      on: May 26, 2023
 This is a quality build item and worth the the price. Fit perfectly into our old trash compactor spot.

Review Star RatingsWorks great and looks good
by: Cathi Fisher   Verified Buyer      from: Granite Bay, CA      on: May 23, 2023
 We needed a trash receptacle for the cabinet where our compactor used to be. It fits perfectly and the open and close mechanism is smooth. It's quite expensive but I'm pleased with it overall.

Review Star RatingsPerfect
by: Debra C Sheridan   Verified Buyer      from: Gladewater, US      on: April 6, 2023
 I was left with a hole after removing my trash compactor and this was a perfect replacement

Review Star RatingsFit Perfect!
by: KLH   Verified Buyer      from: Newport Bech , CA      on: March 30, 2023
 Received the replacement cabinet within 4 days and it was packaged very nicely. Had a handyman install it for me, and he was able to do it easily. I was worried about purchasing such an expensive item online without seeing the actual product, but read the reviews and I am happy to say it fits perfectly! It is a great solution if you want to get rid of the trash compactor! Highly recommend.

Review Star RatingsGreat quality and service
by: Devie   Verified Buyer      from: Dallas, TX      on: February 17, 2023
 Ordered this product to replace an old trash compactor. The trash cabinet arrived on time, and packaged so well there was no damage to the cabinet. Installation was easy, and it rolls in and out smoothly. The website is accurate and left no surprises during assembly. An absolute pleasure to use, and the stainless finish fits really well with our kitchen decor.

Review Star RatingsWorked perfectly and fit exactly
by: Jerry Damron   Verified Buyer      from: San Luis Obispo, CA      on: February 14, 2023
 I was a bit hesitant to spend the money on something that was advertised as a perfect fit replacement for an old 20+ year old 12 inch trash compactor, but I made the decision to do so anyway. It came, I pulled out my old trash compactor, quickly assembled this, put it in, screwed it in place, and boom...perfect fit, classic stainless steel look. Highly recommend. One person assembly and installation job that takes about 30-45 minutes.

Review Star RatingsExcellent Product
by: Daphne Hughes   Verified Buyer      from: South Windsor, CT      on: December 22, 2022
 We had a very old trash compactor that eventually went up in smoke so needed a replacement. We really love this product. It arrived very quickly after ordering. It was easy to install and is environmentally friendly. thank you for a great product.

Review Star RatingsJust what we were looking for.
by: Elaine   Verified Buyer      from: Carlsbad, CA      on: October 5, 2022
 With CA's new trash sorting rules, we really needed 2 bins to replace our 1979 trash compactor. This works perfectly. It fits the space just right & the black front matches our other appliances.

Review Star RatingsPerfect compactor replacement
by: David Siegel   Verified Buyer      from: Mission Viejo, CA      on: June 23, 2022
 Since our state moved to a new trash recycling service requirement, having a trash compactor was no longer needed. Therefore having the pull out dual trash cabinet was needed. This product fits perfectly and was very easy to install. All I needed to purchase afterward was a 1"x3" board to mount on the sides and attach to the cabinet.

Review Star RatingsQuick way to modernize your kitchen
by: Luke   Verified Buyer      from: Columbus, OH      on: November 15, 2021
 This super easy to install retrofit for a 28 year old, early 90s style trash compactor fits in so well with the style of the rest of our kitchen. The drawer slides very smoothly, and the entire unit feels of very high quality.

Review Star Ratingsgreat design and quality
by: Steve Hentzen   Verified Buyer      from: Leawood, ks      on: November 10, 2021
 The old trash compactor was so outdated. It didn't really work. Was hard to open / close. Required a separate ugly container for recycle. This new one really makes the kitchen look and work better.

Review Star RatingsGreat product!
by: Charles Sproull   Verified Buyer      from: Mishawaka , IN      on: August 9, 2021
 It was easy to install and fits perfectly to our existing cabinets.

Review Star RatingsFantastic!
by: sarah muth   Verified Buyer      from: Virginia Beach, VA      on: July 2, 2021
 Well everyone is correct, if you owned a Braun trash compactor this will do the job!!! I needed something with a door and this was perfect! It actually almost looks like my trash compactor door! Easy to install. Wish it was a little more sturdier when the door opens but I am thrilled to find something that fits that spot!! Looks great!!

Review Star RatingsWorth the money
by: Amber Landers   Verified Buyer      from: Damascus, Or      on: July 2, 2021
 This was the perfect solution to fill the space left by my broken and discarded trash compactor. I was originally planning on replacing it with another trash compactor but after waiting months the only one I could even find to buy was too large. I was very impressed by how easy this mechanism was to install. It slides open and closed very smoothly and it looks great in my kitchen. I initially thought it seemed a little expensive for a trash can solution but I am really glad I bought it.

Review Star RatingsTHE BEST OPTION for BROAN
by: Lyn Russo   Verified Buyer      from: Pacifica , Ca      on: December 9, 2020
 If YOU have that ridiculous 12 inch space/hole in your kitchen cabinets because your very old BROAN 12 trash Compactor is broken. >>>> THIS is for YOU. The FIT was perfect for already in place fixed cabinets. >> the only product that will work. >> I got the Stainless steel finish; it matches great in my kitchen. Go to Amazon and get the ADIRHOME 2-Pack of 18 Liter trash can-WHY.... this product comes with 1 trash can... think office size trash can- there is an additional space in the back area to use 1 of the ADIRHOME trash cans-and you can use this one as a Recycle can. Let me see if this allows me to upload some photos. ohhh weird... no space for photos.. sorry-

Review Star RatingsGreat product short of custom work.
by: AW   Verified Buyer      from: San Ramon, CA      on: September 2, 2020
 For those who buy the 12" model like myself. I finally found another can that works with the larger one it comes with. We use the additional one for recycling. The can is made by AdirHome. It is a 4.7 gallon can that fits perfectly. Wish it was a little taller but it works. You can only buy them in a pair but price was reasonable.

Review Star RatingsGreat product short of custom work.
by: AW   Verified Buyer      from: San Ramon, CA      on: September 2, 2020
 For those who buy the 12" model like myself. I finally found another can that works with the larger one it comes with. We use the additional one for recycling. The can is made by AdirHome. It is a 4.7 gallon can that fits perfectly. Wish it was a little taller but it works. You can only buy them in a pair but price was reasonable.

Review Star RatingsEasy to assemble and fast shipping
by: Vina Riosa   Verified Buyer      from: Roseville, Ca      on: July 15, 2020

Review Star RatingsGreat quality
by: Mike Fleming   Verified Buyer      from: Umatilla, FL      on: June 10, 2020
 Great option to replace an old trash compactor. Easy install.

Review Star RatingsGreat
by: Jo Ann Geisinger   Verified Buyer      from: Pepper Pike, OH      on: April 6, 2020
 The unit fit perfectly into the space under our counter. It came well packed, well protected and without dents or scratches. The craftsmanship is excellent

Review Star RatingsVery nice product & works well
by: James Franks   Verified Buyer      from: Hot Springs Village, AR      on: February 14, 2020
 We had a 31 year old 12"trash compactor fail & I tried to replace it but couldn't find one for less than $1300. Found this 12" recycle drawer with SS front on line and gave it a try. Read all the reviews and knew I would only have one problem because there was electric box in the back of the cabinet. It was an easy install after I removed the box. The only problem I had was it took 22 trips between the basement and the Island where the drawer went. It is a complement to our kitchen remodel as we had installed a Wolf 48" range and Subzero and the SS front really blends in with our remodel and my wife is happy to be rid the compactor.

Review Star RatingsGreat Product
by: Tim   Verified Buyer      from: Tampa, FL      on: December 18, 2019
 The product was pretty much exactly what we needed and exactly as described. It shipped quickly and arrived on time. It was pretty easy to install, even for amateurs. That being said, the directions could have been a little clearer and more specific. It doesn't quite fit perfectly in the spot [we were replacing an old Viking trash compactor with an 18" front panel], but for a retrofitted piece, it fits very well and looks great, too.

Review Star RatingsAwesome replacement for compactor
by: Audrey   Verified Buyer      from: Temecula, CA      on: November 18, 2019
 Fits great. Had to replace our old trash compactor. Looks sleek and modern and goes great with our stainless steel kitchen

Review Star RatingsSleek and fits the space perfectly
by: Michelle P.   Verified Buyer      from: Lafayette, CO      on: June 27, 2019
 We had a cabinet opening that matched the dimensions of this cabinet perfectly. We have stainless steel appliances so it matches the color/style of the kitchen as well. We would have spent a few hundred more on a custom wood cabinet (although this wasn't cheap!). Sturdy and functional.

Review Star RatingsGreat replacement for my trash comp
by: VV   Verified Buyer      from: San Jose, CA      on: April 22, 2019
 I bought this to replace my 12” trash compactor. It worked great. Was easy to install and fit opening perfect.

Review Star RatingsExcellent Product
by: Kathleen Doherty   Verified Buyer      from: Parker, CO      on: March 13, 2019
 We are thrilled with this product. We were unable to find a replacement trash compactor when the one that was in our home when we bought it broke. We did not care about having a trash compactor at all but the empty cabinet space was ugly. This fit perfectly, looks great and was a breeze to install. We love it.

Review Star RatingsGreat product...easy installation!
by: anonymous   Verified Buyer      from: -, -      on: March 11, 2019
 I received this product two weeks ago. First off, I received the product within two days of ordering it. I am in CA and it came from the LA area. The product was well boxed and did not have any destruction from shipping. The product is solid and the SS is of good quality. I installed the product in an area that previously had a 12" trash compactor in it. The fit was perfect and the installation was not difficult. I highly recommend this product to fill an area vacated by a trash compactor. I would purchase this product again.

Review Star RatingsExcellent Product
by: chris   Verified Buyer      from: Long Beach, CA      on: February 5, 2019
 This product did exactly the job I wanted it for. We installed this to replace our 15 inch trash compactor. Easy installation and looks great. The only thing I did differently is that I did not use the two small trash cans it came with. I had a plastic Sterilite Lift Top laundry basket size 2.3 BU/81 L that I was so longer using as a laundry basket. I tossed the lid and I use it with a garbage bag insert as my receptacle. It fits perfectly and works great. I am very pleased.

Review Star RatingsFantastic
by: Jerry Lane   Verified Buyer      from: Hollister, CA      on: January 23, 2019
 We had a 12" space we needed to fill after we took out our old trash compactor. This thing worked great! We went with the stainless to match our appliances. Excellent quality and easy install. Thanks

Review Star RatingsGreat,high quality product
by: Janet Costa   Verified Buyer      from: Penryn, CA      on: January 11, 2019
 I searched for over an hour for a replacement cabinet for a garbage compactor. I accidentally found what I needed advertised as a recycling unit. I hope you find a way to tell people about this fabulous garbage compactor replacement.

Review Star RatingsGreat trash compactor replacement
by: Edward Levin   Verified Buyer      from: Granada Hills, CA      on: December 17, 2018
 This was the only reasonable replacement for our old stinky trash compactor. Metal front meshes well with our decor since wood would not match existing cabinets. The unit was easy to install and the sliding action is smooth. The handle could have been larger and more ergonomic and the price for the unit is a little steep but since this is the only replacement I was able to find I consider it a good buy.

Review Star RatingsVery High Quality Product
by: Sam   Verified Buyer      from: Fairfax, Va      on: December 13, 2018
 Arrived better packaged that any item I have ever ordered. Installation needs a seasoned do it yourselfer and was straightforward but took some patience—especially if your floors are not level. Shims and a level should be at hand. Directions for installation are slim and not all that helpful.

Review Star RatingsGreat product
by: Tamara   Verified Buyer      from: Claremont , Ca      on: November 15, 2018
 Great solution for replacing an old trash compactor. Easy assembly. Good quality.

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by: judy   Verified Buyer      from: Daley, -      on: September 19, 2018
 Perfect replacement for an outdated trash compactor. Goes great with our stainless appliances and we just love using it.

Review Star RatingsStellar
by: David Feil   Verified Buyer      from: Colleyville, TX      on: June 19, 2018
 A perfect option to replace an outdated 27 year old trash compactor. Fits in the same space perfectly, and the quality is well worth the money. The installation may require some wood spacers on each side to center the unit but it's no big deal. The trash/recycle cans are the perfect size and compatable with target or other bags.

Review Star RatingsGREAT PRODUCT
by: Anita Rosa   Verified Buyer      from: Staten Island, NY      on: May 31, 2018
 When I purchased an old condo that needed work, the garbage compactor was such an eye sore. I didn't want to replace it, and I had no idea how I would fill that space in my tiny galley kitchen. I was so happy to find that there were actually other people with the same issue, and that there was a product to solve my issue. It looks great and definitely serves the purpose. I had a little bit of a hard time installing it, but overall a terrific product.

Review Star RatingsReplacement for old trash compacter
by: Stephanie Noland   Verified Buyer      from: La Grange, IL      on: April 17, 2018
 We replaced an old, ugly trash compacter with this pull out and its perfect. Highly recommended. It matches well to stainless appliances. Install was fairly simple, but had to spend some time getting it level. Incredibly happy with this.

Review Star RatingsPerfect
by: Cindy Heyer   Verified Buyer      from: Seattle , WA      on: March 9, 2018
 This was the perfect solution to replace an outdated trash compactor. And it looks great! It was not that difficult to install either. It's a very good product.

Review Star RatingsPerfect
by: Jay Freeman   Verified Buyer      from: Little Rock, AR      on: March 9, 2018
 I bought the 18" to fill the void of my horrible and dirty trash compactor after several months of trying to find a less expensive solution. All the solutions I came up with were more work than savings. Product: looks great, matches oven, cooktop and dishwasher. (I bought the Stainless Steel). My wife and I installed it in two hours or less taking our time. Drawer glides in and out with a finger pull - easily. If I was going to change anything, I would ask the company to upgrade the drawer glides to be more heavy duty even if it cost more money, (however the current glides are of good quality), I just know my kids. this is great product, great unit, I wish I had found it several months ago.

Review Star RatingsLove it.
by: Lorna Ziller   Verified Buyer      from: Tracy, CA      on: February 27, 2018
 This is a great product, the only thing they could do differently is change the handle. Otherwise i cannot believe what a wonderful product it is. It slides so wonderfully and is quiet.

Review Star Ratings...
by: Jim Seymour   Verified Buyer      from: albuquerque, NM      on: February 19, 2018
 This worked out GREAT Couldn't ask for ant BETTER, Thanks

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by: Linda   Verified Buyer      from: Langhorne, PA      on: November 3, 2017
 Was very excited to receive the cabinet but slightly disappointed when the rails did not slide out all the way. Customer service was great and sent out a new pair in two days. looks great and works perfect. Would recommend slightly better instructions though.

Review Star RatingsSo glad I found this!
by: Ana Robic   Verified Buyer      from: Summit, NJ      on: October 12, 2017
 Perfect fit and finish, smooth and quick delivery, excellent product. We got the stainless version and it looks very high end in our kitchen (matching the dishwasher, fridge etc). Would highly recommend to anyone looking to sub out their old garbage compactor.

Review Star RatingsFANTASTIC!
by: BA     from: PARK RIDGE, IL      on: October 11, 2017
 Great quality, very nice. 12 inch was a perfect replacement for obsolete 12 inch trash compactor. Otherwise would have been a big project to replace. Stainless is high quality and density! BA

Review Star RatingsGreat Kitchen Update
by: Edith Pack   Verified Buyer      from: Nashua, NH      on: October 3, 2017
 Even though I did not do a full kitchen redo, this replacement for a compactor that I never used makes for a real updated feel. The removal of the kitchen garbage can that sat out in the floor at the end of an island, gave more room in the area near the oven, as well as giving a much cleaner, neater, look. This is such a creative idea to fill a niche created by aging compactors! Keep up the good work.

Review Star Ratings...
by: anonymous   Verified Buyer      from: -, -      on: September 7, 2017
 Fits well, solid build, good customer service, fast shipping.

Review Star RatingsGood replacement for trash compactor
by: Anastasia   Verified Buyer      from: Scottsdale, AZ      on: July 10, 2017
 I was happy to find a trash and recycling pull out to fit in the space from our 18 inch trash compactor. It was easy to install and it rolls in and out very easily. My only complaint is the top where the edges of the sides. The top edge has a space becasue we didn't want to cut into the cabinet.

Review Star RatingsVery Good
by: Lloyd Guillot   Verified Buyer      from: Gretna, La      on: June 21, 2017
 The item arrived with the incorrect color of front panel. but the service provided by Katie Akerson, customer service was excellent and the correct panel was shipped at no expense to me. The item was exactly as advertised. I am very satisfies.

Review Star RatingsReally Well made
by: Steve   Verified Buyer      from: Melbourne Beach, Fl      on: May 1, 2017
 It didn't get the 5th star the product deserved because the instructions for installation needs some work. There should be a step by step instruction with associated pictures. With I product so well made I was miffed by the sheet the accompanied it. OH by the way it was packed for shipment great.

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by: Alex   Verified Buyer      from: Dallas, TX      on: March 31, 2017
 Perfect replacement for the old trash compactor. Well made, and looks great next to all the stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. We were concerned that the trash can was going to be too small, but it is actually just as large as the trash compactor, and know we have a extra can for recyclables.

Review Star RatingsPerfect!
by: Mary   Verified Buyer      from: St. Petersburg, FL      on: February 16, 2017
 For years we've been struggling with the old trash compactor that came with our home, but put off changing it out for fear that matching the cabinetry and size would be impossible. Then I found this unit which is perfectly sized and designed to replace our 18" trash compactor. We ordered the stainless to match our appliances and it is beautiful, easy to install, opens effortlessly, and is exactly what we were looking for. I couldn't be happier!

Review Star Ratingsgood
by: Matthew   Verified Buyer      from: Eagle, id      on: January 16, 2017
 Easy to install, the top and the bottom of the face not vertical, did not match up with the cabinet. 1/4" difference, I got over it.

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by: margy klammer   Verified Buyer      from: mammoth lakes, Ca      on: January 12, 2017
 difficult to install. I wish the drawer came out further as it is difficult to access the back trash can. Love the stainless steel

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by: Charlie Carbone   Verified Buyer      from: Derby, NY      on: January 4, 2017
 Excellent product. Horrible shipping. Had to get it replaced because it was damaged in transit. Got it installed and it's great!

Review Star RatingsStainless Steel Recycling Cabinet- Perfect!!
by: Donna   Verified Buyer      from: San Diego, CA      on: December 27, 2016
 This product fit the space used by our old trash compactor perfectly and was easy to install. It looks wonderful too!

Review Star RatingsHighly Recommend
by: Glenn   Verified Buyer      from: San Diego, CA      on: December 20, 2016
 Great Solution. Good sturdy product. Easy solution to replace our broken 18 inch Kitchen Aid trash compactor. Fast delivery and easy homeowner installation.

Review Star RatingsPerfect
by: Barbara   Verified Buyer      from: Schererville, IN      on: September 13, 2016
 This trash/recycling pull out shelf is a perfect solution to fill in the 15" space where a trash compactor used to be.

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by: anonymous   Verified Buyer      from: -, -      on: August 29, 2016

Review Star Ratingsworth the price
by: Libby     from: Fairfield, Ca      on: August 10, 2016
 Fabulous replacement for old compactor. Looks great, very sturdy, fits perfectly

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by: Na B.   Verified Buyer      from: San Bruno, CA      on: May 10, 2016
 Excellent High Quality Product

Review Star RatingsNice Product...
by: AH   Verified Buyer      from: Encino, CA      on: March 21, 2016
 We purchased this unit (18-inch SS version) to replace an old KitchenAid Trash Compactor. While the unit's build quality was so so (Bent internal sheet metal with blemished paint surface, not completely flat fornt-lower kick panel), the unit is very nice. We are very pleased with its look and operation compared to our old trash compactor. The installation is easy as long as the cabinet opening is slightly larger than 18 inches in width so the door (when closed) fits in nicely into the cabinet. Our cabinet required a bit of trimming and stain touch up. We also purchased 2 41-quart trash bins (one for trash and the other for recycling) that fit nicely inside the unit. Would recommend this unit.

Review Star RatingsGood stuff
by: John   Verified Buyer      from: Boston, Ma      on: March 21, 2016
 Overall this is a good well made product. As noted in other reviews finding 41 quart barrel that is smaller than 15 inches wide is hard to do. I ended up trimming the ends of a standard 41 qrt barrel which seems to work. Improvements would be to have screw in feet to allow for proper leveling and including the barrels or selling them on this site.

Review Star RatingsGreat Container
by: GinnyK   Verified Buyer      from: Tucson, AZ      on: March 15, 2016
 I got the 15" stainless front panel recycle drawer with black interior. I found the stainless steel to be of good quality and was also happy that it had a stainless kick plate. However, I did find it hard to find a pair of waste baskets to fit and ended up having to trim off the top rims of the 10 gallons I found in order for them not to tip when I opened the drawer. For the price I feel the waste baskets should be included (otherwise it is a 5 star item). Other than that I find it to be a great looking and functional part of my kitchen.

Review Star RatingsGreat product to replace Trash Compactor
by: Bruce   Verified Buyer      from: San Diego, Ca      on: January 18, 2016
 Easy to assemble, easy to install. Works great to replace old non- functional trash compactor without having to have any cabinet work done. Slides out easy and holds both trash and recycling containers. Highly recommend

Review Star RatingsGood product well satisfied
by: Doug Drover   Verified Buyer      from: El Cajon, Ca      on: December 1, 2015
 Had a small problem with one the drawer slides on my cabinet.I called and received a new slide in two days. Excellent service. I would order again!

Review Star RatingsPerfect
by: Carol McGurn   Verified Buyer      from: Rehoboth, MA      on: November 3, 2015
 It perfectly fits the space where my 18" Kitchen Aid compactor was, and the quality is excellent.

Review Star RatingsNice but Assumes cabinets on either side of unit
by: Martha Dannis     from: Burlingame, CA      on: August 31, 2015
 FYI We purchased this to install between cabinet and dishwasher. The instructions are to screw the base unit into cabinets on both sides. WE did just the one side and seems to be working OK. Don't know if it will skew over time becasue one side only.

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by: anonymous   Verified Buyer      from: -, -      on: August 7, 2015
 Great product. Easy to install. We are having trouble finding right size trash cans.

Review Star RatingsGreat replacement for a trash compactor
by: Sam     from: Pleasanton, Ca      on: March 5, 2014
 Took some time to find this product. Great product as a replacement for a trash compactor, solid construction. I got RC-15SS and it looks good. Buy RV-50-8 50qt container and fits 2 in the 15" version.

Review Star RatingsLove IT
by: Sandie     from: Roscoe, IL      on: March 26, 2012
 We were looking to replace our Kitchenaid Trash Compactor and this is a great replacement. Easy to install and looks great in my kitchen. We got the Black on Black. The young lady I placed the order with was very helpful and informative. I will definitely order from them again.

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Ask a questionAd says it comes with two grey trash cans and many comments say they had to buy trash cans. Are the two trash cans included?   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL
 AnswerAt one time, Imperial did not include trash cans with any of their recycling cabinets, however, learning how difficult it was for customers to find bins that fit into the units, they did start including the cans with the cabinet. IM-RC15-BL includes 2 x 30 Qt. (7.5 Gal.) trash cans.
 - Answered on February 14, 2024
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Ask a questiondo you supply wood front so we can paint?   - Asked about product IM-RC12WH-WF
 AnswerThe wood front ready panel option would require the customer to provide their own cabinet front.
 - Answered on January 23, 2024
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Ask a questionIs am replacing in an opening where a GE Monogram Compactor once occupied (ZGC3100VBB). The matching cabinet panel is only 25" High. Which model will fill this space ???   - Asked about product IM-RC12BL-WF
 AnswerUnfortunately, on any of the recycling centers, the minimum inside height is 26-7/8" H.
 - Answered on January 9, 2024
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Ask a questionAre there lids available for the plastic trash cans that come with the trash cabinet? If they are open, smell would be a major problem.   - Asked about product IM-RC18-BL-SS
 AnswerUnfortunately, Imperial does not offer any lids for the IM-RC18-BL-SS at this time.
 - Answered on January 10, 2023
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Ask a questionHi. Can the fronts be replaced at a later date i.e. if we start with stainless and change to cabinet front in the future can the fronts be swapped to accommodate this? Thanks.   - Asked about product IM-RC18-WH-SS
 AnswerUnfortunately, the front panels of the IM-RC18-WH-SS are not interchangeable.
 - Answered on December 16, 2022
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Ask a questionYour trash storage IM-RC12-BL-SS Cannot see where extra bags are stored is there a shelf inside or photo of hooks to hang bags also do you sell two smaller cans instead of one 40qt   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL-SS
 AnswerWith IM-RC12-BL-SS there is hooks on the inside door panel to hold bags (unfortunately, Imperial does not provide us with images showing the hooks). It is very difficult to find cans for these units and that is why a few years ago Imperial started supplying the cans- the 12"W unit is too small to house anything but the 1-40qt can that is included.
 - Answered on July 7, 2022
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Ask a questionWill larger trash cans fit in the holders? We currently have 13 gal cans in our pull out drawer. We are moving and are looking to remove the old trash compactor and utilize the slot for dual trash cans.   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL-SS
 AnswerIM-RC15-BL-SS includes 2 x 30 Quarts. (7.5 Gal.) trash cans, and the manufacturer includes the cans due to finding trash cans for the unit being tricky to do. You can try to use different sized bins, however, we cannot guarantee they will fit inside the unit.
 - Answered on May 24, 2022
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Ask a questionI see the unit comes with only one trash can. Can I also purchase another trash can?   - Asked about product IM-RC12-WH-SS
 AnswerIM-RC12-WH-SS is only capable of housing a single trash can and Imperial does not sell additional cans at this time.
 - Answered on December 17, 2021
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Ask a questionExplain "Wood Front Panel". Is there a frame for owner to attach a panel?   - Asked about product IM-RC12WH-WF
 AnswerWood front panel ready items are ready to be attached to your wood panel cover. The wood panel is not supplied by the manufacturer.
 - Answered on November 25, 2020
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Ask a questionIs this a free standing unit or does it have to be mounted to the cabinets? I have a range on one side of the space so I do not have anything to mount it to. I need a free-standing or floor mounted unit for it to work. Thank you.   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL-SS
 AnswerI'm sorry this is not a free standing unit. The Trash or Recycling Cabinet does need to be mounted to the floor, and to the side as described in the installation instruction.
 - Answered on May 20, 2020
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Ask a questionthe height of your cabinet is stated as total height of 33 7/8" . the height of my countertop from the floor is 35". this leaves a space of almost 2" from the top of the unit to my countertop. is there any adjustment on the bottom of the cabinet to close this gap. any suggestions?   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL-SS
 AnswerA solution would be to possibly add a piece of wood to your floor, buy a taller bump-ons or check your local hardware store for stabilizing feet.
 - Answered on January 6, 2020
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Ask a questionI currently have a trash compactor in this space with a wood panel that attaches to the trash compactors front. Does this item come the same way, meaning can I take the wood panel that I have and attach it to this product? Will it be a plain metal front with the ability to attach the panel that I have that matches the existing cabinets? Thanks   - Asked about product IM-RC15BL-WF
 AnswerThis trash can system is Wood Front Ready, so you can attach your cabinetry door to the system. You would just need to select a black or white metal base. Attached are the installation instructions for your review:
 - Answered on October 21, 2019
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Ask a questionI am interested in the 2 trash can, 15" unit to replace a trash compactor. Would you please provide the outer dimensions of the trash cans? I see that it states they are 30 Qt size, but was is the length, width, and height of the can? Thank you.   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL
 AnswerUnfortunately as per Imperial, they do not have those dimensions; but they are standard 10 gallon trash bins.
 - Answered on October 2, 2019
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Ask a questionI would like to put a different handle on this model. Can the handle on this model be removed without leaving any marks on the front of the unit? thanks, Don   - Asked about product IM-RC15-WH-SS
 AnswerFor item IM-RC15-WH-SS, Imperial does offer the option to have the unit be made without a handle, which would allow you to attach your own at a later time. If you did need any type of special instructions, it would be best for you to give us a call directly at 1.800.667.8721 when placing the order, and we would be able to make the correct notations on the order.
 - Answered on July 31, 2019
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Ask a questionHi. I am interested in purchasing the Imperial 12" trash cabinet to replace my old trash compactor unit. The picture shows it holds two cans, but all the specs say one can. It is only a 10 gallon can. It seems that the overall dimensions could possibly handle a larger can. In your experience, can I fit a taller plastic trash can inside the unit? I would prefer at least a 13 gallon.   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL-SS
 AnswerThe trash/recycling center does include a 10gal trashcan. In the past, customers had a very difficult time locating bins to fit into the centers, so Imperial started including them for the customer's convenience. If you are able to find another bin that would fit and work with your cabinets dimensions, you would of course be able to use the bin. The 12" cabinet includes 40 Qt. (10 Gal.) trash can & hooks on inside front panel to hang trash bags; 15" cabinet includes 2 x 30 Qt. (7.5 Gal.) trash cans; 18" cabinet includes 2 x 40 Qt. (10 Gal.) trash cans.
 - Answered on June 12, 2018
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Ask a questionWhat is the height of this item? I need 34" overall height.   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL
 AnswerThe dimensions for the stainless steel front panel are: 12" W x 23-7/8" D x 34" H
 - Answered on April 16, 2018
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Ask a questionI would rather put one larger trash can inside. What size would fit?   - Asked about product IM-RC15-WH-SS
 AnswerThis item ships with 2 Size Trash Can: Fits 2 x 30 Quarts (2 x 7.5 Gallons). If you choose to use different cans, please review the specifications of the item at along with the dimensions of the space you have to determine a fit of a different can.
 - Answered on March 11, 2018
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Ask a questionI have alot of dead space on the interior sides of the opening due to the way the cabinet is built . Can you attach the unit to the floor instead of the sides so I do not have to put in 2x4 wood fillers?   - Asked about product IM-RC15-WH-SS
 AnswerThis item takes the place of a trash compactor. It is meant to sit on the floor and mount to cabinets on each side to hold it securely in place.
 - Answered on March 10, 2018
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Ask a questionthe outer surface of my garbage compactor that I can measure is: 12 in wide and 35" high. does this product fill the area or I might need extra paneling? thank you   - Asked about product IM-RC12-WH-SS
 AnswerThe overall dimension of the item with a panel is 12" W x 23-7/8" D x 34" H. You can also review the specifications at for a detailed drawing to see if you will need to fill any gaps.
 - Answered on December 27, 2017
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Ask a questionHello, Is it possible to order without the panel and we use a panel from our kitchen manufacturer?   - Asked about product IM-RC15BL-WF
 AnswerThe wooden panel is actually not included. It is just built with a wood front ready panel. So yes, you would be able to use your own panel.
 - Answered on November 13, 2017
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Ask a questionCan this item hold two trash cans?   - Asked about product IM-RC12-WH-SS
 AnswerThe 12" unit only has enough room for a single 10 gallon trash bin.
 - Answered on September 19, 2017
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Ask a questionI'm interested in this product to replace our 12" GE trash compactor. I'm a little skeptical to order online without seeing the product . I want the stainless steel. Can you tell me how durable the stainless steel is. Does it look cheap?   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL-SS
 AnswerThe Stainless steel is a sturdy 18 gauge 304 brushed stainless. Many reviewers have mentioned how nice it looks and how high quality it is.
 - Answered on March 17, 2017
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Ask a questionHello, is it possible to get this with soft-close rails, such as Blumotion ones?   - Asked about product IM-RC15-WH-SS
 AnswerUnfortunately this item is not available with the soft close feature.
 - Answered on February 7, 2017
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Ask a questionThe selection only shows with white or black paint (assuming the metal is steel versus stainless steel). Do you have all stainless steel versions?   - Asked about product IM-RC15-WH-SS
 AnswerThe stainless version just comes with a stainless steel door front, however the base and the rest of the unit would be white or black. A stainless body is not available.
 - Answered on December 27, 2016
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Ask a questionAm I allowed to select a wood panel that matches my existing cabinets or buy one that I can stain myself?   - Asked about product IM-RC15BL-WF
 AnswerItem IM-RC15BL-WF comes as a wood front ready panel, so you would need to supply your own panel. By purchasing your own panel, you would then have the option to paint or stain the wood.
 - Answered on September 9, 2016
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Ask a questionWould this drawer replace a 15" trash compactor and could I install it myself?   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL-SS
 AnswerYes, item IM-RC15-BL-SS is typically used by our customers to replace trash compactors. I have also included the very easy installation instructions for you -
 - Answered on August 11, 2016
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Ask a questionI presently have a trash compactor (old), and I want to replace it with this model, but I am concerned with the depth measurement. My cabinet is 24 inches, will that work?? Thank you   - Asked about product IM-RC15-WH
 AnswerYou do have enough depth. With the panel, it's overall depth is 23-7/8". Without the panel and just wood front ready, it's 22-7/8" D.
 - Answered on May 16, 2016
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Ask a questionI'm interested in purchasing this item (12"W Stainless Steel Front Panel with black interior) with a stainless steel kick plate. The pics seem to show different kick plate colors. Can you advise as to which item would have both a stainless steel front and stainless steel kick? Thank you.   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL-SS
 AnswerWhen ordering this item, the base and back portion of the unit would be color chosen; White or black. The front panel would be stainless steel if a stainless front panel is chosen, but the rest of it would be black including the kick plate.
 - Answered on April 5, 2016
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Ask a questionCan I place my own panel which matches the rest of the cabinetry in our kitchen?   - Asked about product IM-RC15BL-WF
 Answer Yes, as long as you purchase the wood front ready panel option, it will have holes drilled on the front panel to accommodate your own custom wood door or panel.
 - Answered on August 8, 2016
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Ask a questionI see where you have answered a prior question about adding a handle. You state the front panel can not be drilled to allow installation of another handle. I would like to put a KitchenAid handle on your unit. Why do you state drilling is not possible?   - Asked about product IM-RC18-BL-SS
 AnswerYou can install a different handle if you wish, you would just have to drill all the way through the panel and you really wouldn't want the screws to be that long.
 - Answered on July 11, 2016
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Ask a questionHi - Can I leave the black front or do I need to put a panel? If I don't have an extra front will it be recessed too much? Also, do you have this with a foot petal? Thanks!!   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL
 AnswerThis item is not available with a foot petal. If you select Black, the front panel will be black and it would not be wood front ready so you would not have to attach a wood panel. The item is 23"D overall. You can set the item forward in your space so that it is flush or put it where it works best for you.
 - Answered on October 9, 2015
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Ask a questioni need to know the height, and how it rolls out, and a weight   - Asked about product IM-RC15-BL
 AnswerThe height of the cabinet is 34H
The unit weighs 42lbs and features full extension glides for easy access to the bins.
 - Answered on October 2, 2014
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Ask a questionIs this a fully stand alone product with base. Meaning, I have an area between cabinets that used to house a small fridge so there is no cabinet structure, on the bottom only floor. Can this be placed there? Thanks.   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL
 AnswerYes, this is a standalone unit that has its own base, it is designed to fit in open space between cabinetry.
 - Answered on July 11, 2016
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Ask a questionWhich plastic cans do you use for the 12" cabinet? What are their dimensions?   - Asked about product IM-RC12-BL
 AnswerAny 40QT trash can will work. The 12" cabinet includes a 40 Qt. (10 Gal.) Trash Can.
 - Answered on November 8, 2016
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