(BrE) noun
chuck sth in, dump sth in, throw sth in

She chucked the potatoes in the dustbin.

go in

These old shoes can go in the dustbin now.

be consigned to, be destined for (figurative)

The politicians who lost the elections will be consigned to the dustbin of history.


How regularly are the dustbins emptied?

put out

We put out the dustbins on a Wednesday morning before the van comes.

bag, liner

The dustbin men forgot to empty our bin this morning.

dustbin of (figurative)

The pollution in this country makes it the dustbin of Europe.

Dustbin is used with these nouns: ↑bag, ↑lid

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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