The Rubbermaid Commercial Silent Defenders quiet step trash can is a square, stainless steel garbage can that has a foot pedal that lifts the lid to enable hands-free waste disposal and has a damper-controlled lid. It complies with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 1910.1030 on bloodborne pathogens for the safe containment of infectious waste. The damper-controlled lid closes gently, making it suitable for places where a quiet environment is desired. The piano hinge has a restraining mechanism to help prevent the lid from flipping backward. Stainless steel resists rust, stains, and corrosion. 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) .
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.