The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim trash can swing lid is a rectangular, polystyrene lid used with the Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim 3540 trash can (sold separately). Polystyrene is a rigid plastic and is resistant to certain chemicals. The lid swings open and down for disposal, then closes to hide garbage from view. The lid is color-coded to encourage effective separation of recyclable waste, such as bottles, cans, paper, and general refuse, in public and workplace settings. This product can help earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.
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.