The Best Nappy Bins in the UK 2021 Review

Nappy bin on the floor outside

Changing your baby means dirty nappies and diapers that need to be easily disposed off in a bin.

  • What is the best nappy bin brand?
  • What types of nappy disposal bins are available?
  • Which bins can I use for disposable nappies or resuable diapers?
  • Which ones traps and seals in odours do they don’t make a nursery smell?
  • Are there nappy bins that use bin liners?

We’ve put together a short buying guide for you, to take a look at some of the best options available on the market today.

​What Are the Best Nappy Bins in the UK for 2021?

The best nappy bins to buy are:

1. Tommee Tippee Twist and Click Nappy Disposal Bin

Tommee Tippee Twist and Click Nappy Disposal Bin Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 30 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: No
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: Yes, the Twist & Click Nappy Disposal Bin Refills
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: Yes
  • Hands-Free Plunger: Yes

2. Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal Bin

Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal Tub Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 28 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: No
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: Yes, the Sangenic Tec Refill Cassette
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: Yes
  • Hands-Free Plunger: Yes

The Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec is a very affordable option for a nappy bin. The Sangenic is a rather simple and straightforward nappy bin; instead of sealed compartments and trapdoors, the Sangenic simply wraps each diaper individually in a multi-layer, odour-blocking antibacterial film before depositing them into the big. Tommee Tippe says this antibacterial film kills 99.99% percent of germs on contact. Just place the diaper into the well until gripped by the film, and twist the dial to wrap it tightly. You can then push the diaper into the bin using the Easi-Push plunger built into the pail lid, without needing to touch the diaper again. All this can be done with one hand, making it quick and easy to use, which makes it one of the best nappy disposal system you can buy.

When you are ready to empty the bin and change the bag, the pail comes with a built-in cutter to cut the bag free quickly and easily. Simply twist the bag around the cutter, tie it, and toss it out! The bin can hold up to 28 nappies, making it a very large bin that reduces how often you will need to empty it. At 34cm tall and 1.8kg, it is a very compact, lightweight and sleek bin that can fit just about anywhere. It is also available in white, pink and green options.

3. Angelcare Nappy Disposal System

Angelcare Nappy Disposal System Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 180 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: No
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: Yes, the Angelcare Refill Cassettes
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: Yes
  • Hands-Free Plunger: Yes

The Angelcare is another popular nappy bin brand. Unlike the Sangenic, the Angelcare requires no twisting; simply push the dirty nappy through the top and into the bin. The Angelcare uses a clamp system, Air-Seal technology that keeps odours right where they belong – in the bin, with the dirty diapers. All nappies are collected by plastic bags that come in plastic cartridges. The full bags can be removed using the built-in cutter to separate the plastic bags, and then taken out into the trash.

The Angelcare uses plastic cartridges to make refilling the plastic liners quick and easy. Each cartridge lasts, according to Angelcare, on average 28 days. This allows it to use up to 4 times less plastic than other bin systems. However, each child is a little bit different, so you may use more or less plastic bags and cartridges. You will, of course, want to factor the cost of these cartridges into your budget when determine which bin to get; some customers have complained that these cartridges can be expensive. Some people also said that the plastic itself picks up odours and starts to smell after a while, meaning it may not be the longest lasting bin out there.

But if you’re looking for an extremely cheap and simple nappy bin, the Angelcare is not a bad choice, at such a low price. Just remember to calculate in your cartridge refills.

4. Vital Baby Odour-Trap™ Nappy Disposal System

Vital Baby Odour-Trap™ Nappy Disposal System Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 25 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: Yes
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: No
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: No, grey only
  • Hands-Free Plunger: Yes

5. Munchkin BagIt™ Portable Disposable Nappy Bin

Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec Nappy Disposal Tub Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 30 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: No, not needed as this is a disposable nappy bin for travel
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: No
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: No, white only
  • Hands-Free Plunger: No

6. Korbell Nappy Bin

Korbell Nappy Disposal Bin Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 45 nappies in this standard version option
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: No
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: Yes, Korbell Biodegradable Liners
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: Yes
  • Hands-Free Plunger: No

The Korbell Nappy Disposal Bin is one of the more advanced and expensive models of nappy bin. With this price tag, the Korbell is still quite affordable, but at almost three times the price of the Angelcare or Sangenic – but has a lot more features for the price!

The Korbell includes a trap door beneath the foldable lid that traps odours inside. The lid and trap door are operated by a foot pedal, so it’s almost entirely hands-free. Simply push the pedal and drop in the nappy. The bin actually has three different seals to trap in odours: a rubber seal around the lid, a seal around the trap door, and the plastic liner that contains the nappies themselves. The trapdoor and lid also includes buttons to childproof them, and keep pets out as well. Like other models, the Korbell also includes a cutter to make replacing liners quick and easy. Each liner can hold up to 45 nappies, and refills are available online. As before, you should remember to factor the cost of refills into your decision.

Users say that it is effective at trapping in smells, and very to use and refill. Overall, it’s a good bin with a durable plastic body and some nice features.

7. Bambino Mio Nappy Bucket

Bambino Mio Nappy Bucket Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 6 reusable nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: Yes
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: No
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: No
  • Hands-Free Plunger: No

8. Ubbi Diaper Pail/Nappy Bin

Ubbi Diaper Pail Nappy Bin Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 45 nappies in this standard version option
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: Yes
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: No
  • Made From: Steel
  • Colour Options: Yes
  • Hands-Free Plunger: No

The Ubbi is a premium diaper pail. It is the only one on our list that is not made with plastic, constructed instead out of powder-coated steel, which, unlike plastic, keeps smells trapped inside the bin. The Ubbi also uses a sliding lid that minimises the amount of air that escape from the bin, and has a safety lock on both the sliding and top-closing lids to keep kids (and pets) out. Both the top rim and the sliding lid have rubber seals for added protection.

Like the Diaper Champ, it does need any special kind of liner or cartridge, and simply uses any tall kitchen bag available – resulting in massive savings on reusable liners and bags. The Ubbi is tall enough to hold up to 50 nappies before needing to be emptied.  Its size and shape are convenient for fitting into corners and tight places, and its sleek appearance blends in well with all sorts of rooms and interiors, and is available in 10 colours. The only potential drawback, besides price, is that it doesn’t have foot pedal like other models (such as the Diaper Champ). Instead, the sliding lid on top must be opened by hand – making it perhaps a little difficult to use with diaper in one hand and baby in the other.

The Ubbi has actually received several awards for its unique design and high-quality construction. It sells for a reasonable price. It’s a bit more expensive than some of the other models, but makes up for it with its premium, high-quality design and build. If you’re looking to invest in a nappy bin, this is an excellent choice that will last a long time.

9. Rotho Babydesign Nappy Pail

Rotho Babydesign Nappy Pail Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 10 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: Yes
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: No
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: Yes
  • Hands-Free Plunger: No

10. DiaperChamp Classic Nappy Bin

DiaperChamp Classic Nappy Bin Click for current price button

Key Features

  • Bin Capacity: Holds up to 40 nappies
  • Can Use Regular Bin Bag Liners: Yes
  • Need to Use Special Refill Cartridges: No
  • Made From: Plastic
  • Colour Options: No
  • Hands-Free Plunger: Yes

The Diaper Champ is one of the more expensive diaper bins available. It is made of durable and sturdy plastic, and can hold up to 30 diapers before needing to be emptied. Unlike most other nappy bins, the Diaper Champ does not use any special bags or liners. Any normal trash bag or liner will work well. This eliminates for purchasing expensive refills or cartridges, saving both money and plastic. It can be operated with one hand – simply drop the nappy into the bin, rotate the top with the handle, and the nappy will fall into the bag, all without breaking the seal and releasing smelly odours. The rotating top section of the bin comes off when it is time to empty the bin, and comes apart for easy cleaning. The Diaper Champ is a bit pricey compared to some of the other options, but makes up for it with the lack of need for special liners or cartridges, which will cut down significantly on cost.

Why Use a Nappy Bin?

It is true that you could just use a regular trash can. However, you will probably find that you are constantly holding your nose, or taking your trash out a lot more often. You may not need a diaper bin while your baby is still eating liquid foods, but when it starts eating solids – that’s when things really begin to smell.

How Do Nappy Bins Work

Nappy bins accomplish their mission using a combination of sealed compartments, trap doors, and anti-bacterial films that kill germs and trap odours in. Many bins will wrap each diaper individually as it is pushed through the opening, to really minimise the amount of escaped smell.

Plastic vs Metal Diaper Bins

Metal bins, though more expensive, will be more effective at trapping odours than plastic bins, which are porous and can absorb odours. When looking into purchasing a nappy pail, you will want to consider how well does it trap in the smell.

Nappy Bin Bag Refills Cost

When considering cost and how much you are willing to invest in a bin, also keep in mind the cost of the special refillable cartridges that many bins – especially the anti-bacterial ones – require.

These plastic bag and cartridge refills, while often more convenient, are more expensive than regular kitchen bags, and the cost adds up quickly.

Some models simply use regular kitchen trash bags, which are considerably cheaper. Many models also have side-opening access doors, to make removing full diaper bags much easier.

How to Choose the Best Nappy Bin

In the end, it will mostly come down to:

  • How much you are willing to spend on a bin
  • Whether you want to put extra effort into replacing bags and cartridges, or wish to just use regular kitchen bags

Our advice is to spend a little extra for one with metal construction, which will pay off by helping keep odours trapped in and from absorbing into the material.

Benefits of A Nappy Disposal System

  1. Setting one up is a very simple and can be done in a matter of seconds, so no special no-how is required, and you should be able to have one up and functioning straight out of the box.
  2. Little to no maintenance is required for them, just the need to replace the refill cassettes from time-to-time.
  3. When changing a nappy or diaper you can be subject to bacteria and an awful smell.
  4. They offer anti-bacterial protection from all the nasty germs that that come with a dirty nappy.
  5. They are also very effective and negating any bad smells you may get after a change, sealing and trapping the odours effectively in the bin.
  6. They also allow a quick diaper change for you child, removing the worry of a dirty one going all over the floor or worktop.
  7. You can store a good amount of dirty nappies, which eliminates the amount of trips to the outside bin needed to dispose of them.
  8. Refilling the disposal system is also very simple and is just a matter of removing and dropping a new one straight in.
  9. Eliminate the need for buying lots of separate bags to bag soiled nappies all up to save money and be more environmentally friendly.