Is there a conceptual difference between a trash can and a recycle bin in English (such as the recycle bin being for things that shall or can be recycled while a trash can is only for pure garbage)?

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    As far as I can tell, you provided the answer to your own question. Apr 20, 2019 at 16:02

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"Trash can" is a mainly North American term for a receptacle or container for waste. 'Rubbish bin' is a mainly British term for these things. Otherwise you have it right.

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