The Rubbermaid Commercial Metallic series half-round trash can is a stainless steel garbage can with a half-round shape that enables it to sit flush against walls to conserve space. Stainless steel resists rust, stains, and corrosion. Vinyl trim along the opening helps keep hands from getting scraped. The lift-off top enables access to the rigid plastic liner for emptying. A noncorrosive ring on the base of the trash can helps protect floors from scratches.
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.