December 16, 2020

Choosing the Right Commercial Trash Can

There are thousands of different trash cans available that are marketed as commercial trash cans. They can be found in a wide range of prices and are available in many different sizes, shapes and materials. With all the different choices in the commercial trash can industry, finding the right commercial trash can to fit your specific needs can be a very difficult task. As a solution to this problem, our team of commercial trash can experts has put together a list of frequently asked questions in the commercial trash can market that any potential trash can customer should familiarize themselves with.

Where should I place my commercial trash can?

Commercial trash cans should be placed in clear sight from any point on your location. If a customer or guest on your site doesn’t see a nearby trash can, it is a lot more likely that they will simply litter their trash, rather then go look for a receptacle. Commercial trash cans should be places in all heavily populated areas of your location, both indoors and outdoors, and should also be found in some lesser populated areas like parking lots, bathrooms and courtyards. A commercial location with an inadequate number of trash cans is actually promoting improper disposal methods.

What materials should I look for?

The type of material you choose for your commercial trash can should reflect your location. For areas where graffiti and vandalism are a problem, steel commercial trash cans are the ideal choice. They are exceptionally durable and they also resist graffiti. For wetter areas, like near pools, lakes or the ocean the best material choices are galvanized steel, recycled plastic and stone aggregate because the will not crack, chip, rust or warp even under the harshest conditions.

What is the right capacity for my location?

There is nothing worse than having an appropriately places commercial trash can that is simply too small for your location. Guest do their best to jam, shove, stuff or cram their trash into the receptacle, but in the end, it always seems to overflow. Then, an area that should have been totally clear of any litter becomes a hot spot for pollution and debris. Outdoor trash receptacles should have a capacity of at least 35-gallons, but are ideally found with at least 40-gallons of trash capacity. Indoor commercial trash receptacles can be a bit smaller than their outdoor counterparts, some as small as 15-gallons for light traffic areas, but for the most part a commercial indoor trash can should have at least a 21-gallon capacity.

What accessories are necessary for my location?

Just like material choices, the accessories you choose for your commercial trash can should reflect your surroundings. For places where animals and wildlife may come into contact with the trash can, custom lids (including bear proof lids) should be strongly considered. Trash can liners are also an important addition to most commercial trash cans because most commercial trash cans are far too large to emptied using conventional methods. Frames, mounts, locks and waste decals are also some accessories that can truly benefit your commercial location and your commercial trash can.

Below you will find some of the top selling commercial trash cans from Trash Can Source: 32-Gallon Steel Strap Receptacle

32. Gallon Steel Strap Receptacle

The classic styling of this steel metal trash can makes it appropriate for shopping centers, public parks and any other upscale high volume use location. This attractive trash can is rough, tough and designed to withstand years of hard use and severe weather. It is constructed of thermoplastic-coated welded steel bands. Comes with a lid that will match the receptacle. Color is your choice.

55-Gallon Heave-Duty Recycled Plastic Trash Can

Made with twenty four (24) 2” x 4” recycled plastic slats and a recycled plastic structure, this 55-Gallon commercial trash can is one of the most durable available on the market today. Made from recycled plastic, this eco-friendly trash can is made from the strongest material available for trash can fabrication. Heavy-duty zinc-coated hardware is standard and custom colors are available for quantity orders. Can liner sold separately.

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