VERB + DUSTBIN chuck sth in, dump sth in, throw sth in She chucked the mouldy 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. | empty How regularly are the dustbins emptied? | put out We put out the dustbins on a Wednesday morning before the van comes.
DUSTBIN + NOUN bag, liner | lid | man The dustbin men forgot to empty our bin this morning.
PREP. ~ of (figurative) The pollution in this country makes it the dustbin of Europe.