Trash

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Boot
Empty Can
Old Tire
"Boot" redirects here. For the villager, see Boots.

Trash are items in the Animal Crossing series that can be caught while fishing. There are three types of trash that can be caught in every game: the Boot, the Empty Can, and the Old Tire. Other trash items include Spoiled Turnips, Tree Branch, Rusted Part, Used Fireworks Fountain, forgeries, and any lost items that have expired.

In some Animal Crossing games, they cannot be sold for any Bells and mostly just take up pocket space. If dropped on the ground, trash will decrease the environment rating. They, like Rafflesia and Spoiled Turnips, can be used to attract Flies.Trying to give a villager a trash item can also negatively impact friendship.

There are several methods to dispose trash, with the most common method throughout the Animal Crossing series of sending the trash as a mailbox gift to a villager or to the player's friend.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, trash has a 5% chance of being fished up from any fish shadow. Empty Cans come from tiny and small shadows, Boots come from medium and large shadows, and Old Tires come from very large and huge shadows. Trash cannot be fished up if the player has full pockets.

When pulled from the water, each trash item has a unique sprite, though when dropped, all types of trash appear as a pile of garbage.

To dispose trash, the player can give the item to Tom Nook, in which he will dispose the item as he cannot buy it for Bells. The player can also drop the trash item in the Dump.

In Wild World[edit]

A player catching a boot in Wild World.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, trash is much more commonly encountered. They can be disposed either through Tom Nook or the recycling bin, where Trash cannot appear.

In City Folk[edit]

A player catching a boot in City Folk.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, trash is uncommon, serving the same purpose as in previous games. It can be disposed either through Tom Nook or the recycling bin.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, trash functions largely the same in the previous games. If the Keep Town Beautiful Ordinance is in effect, trash will not appear.

There are two methods of disposing trash in New Leaf. Firstly, the player can give the trash to Reese at Re-Tail to dispose it, but the player will need to pay a  80 Bells fee. Fishing out trash and disposing of it at Re-Tail increases the approval rating needed for the development permit. Secondly, the player can dispose trash either using the Trash Can public works project or a furniture that can dispose trash. Other players can also these objects to remove the trash.

In New Horizons[edit]

A player giving trash to villager in New Horizons.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player is freely able to sell Boots, Empty Cans and Old Tires to Nook's Cranny for  10 Bells each. However, Timmy and Tommy will not accept forgeries. They can also use a trash can furniture (such as the Garbage Pail) to dispose trash.

Trash bin furniture[edit]

The following furniture items act as trash bins to dispose trash.

Trash bins in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from HHA theme(s) Interact Customizable Size
Garbage Bin Garbage Bin  1,000 Bells  250 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Facility / Amusement Park Trash No 1.0×1.0
Garbage Can Garbage Can  960 Bells  240 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Park / City Life Trash No 1.0×1.0
Garbage Pail Garbage Pail  1,000 Bells  250 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Park / City Life Trash No 1.0×1.0
Rattan Waste Bin Rattan Waste Bin  1,000 Bells  250 Bells  Nook's Cranny (upgraded)
Living Room / Resort Trash No 1.0×1.0
Steel Trash Can Steel Trash Can  1,000 Nook Miles  5,000 Bells  Nook Miles Redemption
City Life / Amusement Park Trash Yes 1.0×1.0
Wooden Waste Bin Wooden Waste Bin Not for sale  480 Bells  Crafting
Child's Room / Living Room Trash Yes 1.0×1.0
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

DIY recipes[edit]

Another method to dispose trash items is to use them in DIY, as several recipes incorporate trash into them. Nearly all recipes can be obtained by catching varying amounts of trash (the one exception being the Lunar Rover, which is obtained from Celeste).

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Type Available from Materials
Recycled Boots Recycled Boots Clothing  Fishing
Boot
Lunar Rover Lunar Rover Furniture  Celeste
 Message Bottle
10× Star Fragment
10× Iron Nugget
Old Tire
Recycled-Can Thumb Piano Recycled-Can Thumb Piano Furniture  Fishing
Empty Can
Wood
Iron Nugget
Succulent Plant Succulent Plant Furniture  Fishing
10× Clump of Weeds
Empty Can
Tire Stack Tire Stack Furniture  Fishing
Old Tire
Tire Toy Tire Toy Furniture  Fishing
Old Tire
Trash Bags Trash Bags Furniture  Fishing
Empty Can
Boot
Old Tire
Garbage-Heap Flooring Garbage-Heap Flooring Interior  Fishing
Empty Can
Boot
Old Tire
Garbage-Heap Wall Garbage-Heap Wall Interior  Fishing
Empty Can
Boot
Old Tire
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Quotes[edit]

Boot[edit]

"You caught an old shoe! Gross! Put your foot down and say NO to littering!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a boot! Keep our waters clean!" —Wild World
"I caught a boot! I hope someone lost this AND DIDN'T TOSS IT HERE!" —City Folk
"I caught a boot! Now where's your mate?" —New Leaf
"I caught a boot! It, uh, wasn't made for swimming." —New Horizons

Empty Can[edit]

"You caught an empty can! Nasty! You can't throw it back in!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught an empty can! You CAN't litter!" —Wild World
"I caught an empty can! This isn't a can... it's a CAN't!" —City Folk
"I caught an empty can! Aw, maaaan..." —New Leaf
"I caught an empty can! Aren't you supposed to catch the fish before you can it?" —New Horizons

Old Tire[edit]

"You caught a tire! Blech! Roll on over to the dump and drop it off!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught an old tire! Did this come from Gracie's car?!" —Wild World
"I caught an old tire! Whose car did this come from?" —City Folk
"I caught an old tire! It was just treading water..." —New Leaf
"I caught an old tire! I sure am tired of that!" —New Horizons

Gallery[edit]

Boot[edit]

Empty Can[edit]

Old Tire[edit]

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Empty Can[edit]

Old Tire[edit]