The Continental Commercial trash can is a rectangular, HDPE, OSHA-approved waste container with a rolled rim for extra strength and a finger hold for lifting, and it has a sleek, low-profile design for economy of space. HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is stronger than LDPE (low-density polyethylene) and resists moisture. The receptacle’s seamless construction increases durability and facilitates cleaning. The trash can meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for quality assurance.
Trash cans are used for the disposal and temporary storage of garbage. They are typically made of plastic or metal and sometimes have a top or lid to contain odors and waste. Certain garbage cans meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for the disposal of medical waste or National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) requirements for food handling and processing. Others include a lock to prevent unauthorized access, safeguard confidential materials, and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. Waste bins can also be color-coded to facilitate the separation of recyclable waste, such as bottles, cans, paper, and general refuse. Ash/trash cans typically include an ash tray on top for cigarette disposal. Trash cans are used in virtually all commercial and industrial environments.
Continental manufactures plastic and metal products such as restroom supplies, buckets, refuse containers, carts, and trigger sprayers for the janitorial and food service industries. The company is headquartered in Bridgeton, MO.