Keeping Clean with City Trash Cans
Urban areas are some of the most difficult places to keep clean. A large number of people concentrated in one area can lead to additional litter and trash that can be extremely hazardous to the environment. The proper use and placement of city trash cans is the best way to combat this issue. There are several steps one can take to make sure their receptacles are properly equipped in order to get the most out of their city trash can.
City trash cans need to be durable, dependable and long lasting. City trash receptacles come in a variety of materials. The material used for a city trash can should reflect its surroundings. Recycled plastic or galvanized steel trash cans are ideal for city use because, unlike wooden trash cans, they will not warp, crack, chip or break from exposure to water. There materials are uncommonly strong and are built to withstand years of trouble free outdoor use. Wooden trash cans are attractive and useful, but should be reserved for indoor use, or for areas where water contact is infrequent. The material used for city trash cans should also be graffiti and vandal resistant.
The distribution of the city trash cans needs to be balanced based on population. Some trash cans are simply not large enough to accommodate the requirements of a busy city. Even a properly placed trashcan is useless if it’s overflowing with trash. Adequately furnished cities have trash cans visible from every heavily populated area. After all, a person maneuvering their way through a busy city is much more likely to drop their trash on the ground than they are to carry their trash around until they find a receptacle. City trash cans need to be located frequently enough, …