The Rubbermaid Commercial open-top waste receptacle is a round, powder-coated, galvanized steel trash can with recessed handles, a noncorrosive base ring, and a disposal opening that measures 6 inches in diameter. Galvanized steel is stronger than aluminum and resists rust and dents. The powder-coated finish of this garbage can resists scratches, chipping, fading, and other wear. Vinyl trim around the opening helps keep hands from getting scraped. Recessed side handles facilitate lifting the top and emptying the trash can. A noncorrosive ring on the base helps protect floors from scratches. The garbage can measures 35-1/2" high and 15" in diameter and has a capacity of 15 gallons.
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. Other waste containers 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 can receptacles typically include an ashtray on top for cigarette disposal. Trash cans are used in virtually all commercial and industrial environments.
Rubbermaid manufactures cleaning, organizing, and material handling products for commercial, medical, and industrial applications. The company, founded in 1933, is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.