The Rubbermaid Commercial Metropolitan smokers' tower is a round, galvanized steel smokers' station for cigarette and ash disposal. Galvanized steel is stronger than aluminum and resists rust and dents. The station has a powder-coated finish that resists scratches, chipping, fading, and other wear. It also has stainless steel snuff plates on both sides to extinguish cigarettes. The hinged lid flips open, enabling the galvanized liner to be removed, emptied, and reinserted. A keyed lock helps prevent tampering. The base is weighted for stability and can be bolted down to prevent the station from being moved or stolen. This product meets 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.