There wasn't one. Everyone just tossed their refuse out the back door.
It is fun to try a figure out what the various cans may have contained.
Think of all the jobs that basin was used for.
The large one gallon container held what? Cooking oil? Lamp oil?
Another basin just like the one above. Perhaps these are what the general store in Bodie sold.
Here the neck of a medicine bottle. Doc Johnson's Snake Oil Elixir perhaps.
I like the colored glass the bottles of that day were made from.