- Foot pedal enables hands-free trash disposal; piano-hinge lid helps prevent lid from flipping backward
- Meets OSHA standards for the safe containment of infectious waste
- Galvanized steel is stronger than aluminum and resists rust and dents
- Powder-coated finish is more durable than standard paint
- Can comes with rigid, leak-resistant plastic liner to help contain liquids; retainer bands keep disposable liner (sold separately) in place
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Rubbermaid Commercial Defenders Step Trash Can with Retainer Bands, Square
|Price:||$114.99 - $2,041.67|
|Brand Name||Rubbermaid Commercial|
|Number of Items||1|
The Rubbermaid Commercial Defenders step trash can is a square, galvanized ... See more product details
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The Rubbermaid Commercial Defenders step trash can is a square, galvanized steel garbage can that has a foot pedal that lifts the lid to enable hands-free waste disposal and has a powder-coated finish. It complies with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 1910.1030 on bloodborne pathogens for the safe containment of infectious waste. The piano-hinge lid has a restraining mechanism to help prevent the lid from flipping backward. Galvanized steel is stronger than aluminum and resists rust and dents. The powder-coated finish of this trash can resists scratches, chipping, fading, and other wear. This trash can includes a rigid, leak-resistant plastic liner to help contain liquids. Retainer bands hold a disposable liner securely in place and out of sight (liners sold separately) . This product complies with regulations outlined in Title IV of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1987 regarding nursing home care; Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 242 for open-top, non-metallic wastepaper containers; and Factory Mutual (FM) Approvals Standard 6921 for combustible waste containers.
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.
Rubbermaid manufactures cleaning, organizing, and material handling products for commercial, medical, and industrial applications. The company, founded in 1933, is headquartered in Huntersville, NC.
Top Customer Reviews
As for performance, the retension bands hold a standard kitchen trash bag securely. THIS MODEL LACKS A RIGID PLASTIC LINER, however, which I found annoying for the can I am using for recycling, since I don't use a bag and instead pick up the liner to take it out to the yard to dump in my recycling bin. If you want a liner, you can get one for a few $ more with this one. One feature these lack are the struts found in Simple Human cans that allow the lids to fall slowly. These Rubbermaid ones will slam, although with the rubber gasket, they don't slam too hard. Although these are very solid cans, the sonstruction could be a little better - the feet are not exactly level so one of mine wobbles a tiny bit, although that can be adjusted with a pare of vise grips. The weight on these is not overwhelming, but they are probably heavy and stout enough to resist dogs and kids. One note - the bottoms of these cans are not sealed, so if you want the bottom airtight to match the airtight lid, just get a tube of caulk.
The man in me still says its a great can. The woman next to me is looking at me with a glance that screams "What about the fact that none of the trash bags we buy fit it, and those little folded out metal tabs in the corner tear out everything when you remove the bag?" She is right, these are huge problems. The can is delivered to you incomplete and you are left to figure out what you can do with it. Stretching other kitchen garbage bags doesn't work; they're small and it gives the little corner teeth extra incentive to tear out the bottom of the bag of cat puke you forgot about.
The angel/demons in me says that this thing should be shipped with a liner. The smaller version of this can does, so why not this one? The can is $150 and the spew of blown plastic that is marketed as a liner is over $75. However the smaller can that comes with the liner doesn't cost significantly less than the larger version.
This thing would approach the awful price you're considering paying for it if it had a liner. Without a liner, you're just setting yourself up for problems you're probably not even willing to consider when it comes to garbage cans. Messy, tearing problems. With a liner, you're living in the future and flying to work
For about a year or so I've been using one of those sensor based trashcans. It's a half circle shape with custom 13 gallon liners. It takes four C batteries that last about six months. In every way, this trashcan is better for real world use.
1: it's well built and will last forever. The only issue I had was slightly squeaky hinges out of the box, which were corrected with a little lithium grease spray I had sitting around. You should have some kind of spray lubricant around the home... if you don't, get some from Amazon for all hinged things. While I broke the electronic can I used to have, this pedal system is more robust and doesn't depend on batteries.
2: 24 gallons is a much better size. Because it's square shaped, this trashcan takes up only slightly more space than the half circle can that is close to half the size. I use 30 gallon Glad forceflex bags, which are very good quality but at thirty cents per bag are also much cheaper than the custom 13 gallon ones I used to use. I have a few small trashcans in bathrooms and my home's office, so it's handy to have a little extra space in the 30 gallon bag. I found the 13 gallon bags just aren't big enough for to last the week.
3: I think it's highly functional. There are two halfsquare metal half rings inside that hold the bag inside, and if you raise the back one, the lid stays open (which is mainly useful when cleaning the can). The thick rubber seal provides sufficient cushion if you slam the lid down, but I usually step off the pedal gracefully enough that this isn't needed. The can is highly stable, and the mechanism is robustly constructed. No assembly was needed. There are vent holes at the bottom, which is my preference.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Smaller than it looks AND garbage can't be pushed down because bags then get stuck due to square configuration of can.Published 1 month ago by J Notlimah
Difficult to remove trash bag. Very loud upon closing. We had to send this one into the garage for reuse possibly on our country property.Published 4 months ago by AAW
We bought this garbage can a year ago. It has a sturdy metal construction and the step pedal works well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Swenson
The only problem I have with this is that the pieces that hold the bag in place make it extremely difficult to get a full bag out, the things in the bag catch and tear the bag. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Danielle
PACKING FOR THIS WAS TERRIBLE. THE FIRST ONE WE ORDERED THE LID WAS SMASHED SO BAD THAT IT NO LONGER FUNCTIONED AND THE HINGE WAS BROKEN LOOSE OF THE WELD. Read morePublished 15 months ago by artfuldodger
very good and durable, delivered before expected time with secured package no damage.Published 15 months ago by Nadheer Issa
Nice trash can, but does not come with plastic liner as stated right in the product name. Disappointed in the misleading description by Amazon. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lazy Em