What to look for in an outdoor trash can

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Whether you are planning to purchase new outdoor trash cans for your municipality’s park, your school yard, or your company’s outdoor activities area, there are always some aspects that you need to take into consideration. Even though it doesn’t sound fancy, the trash can is one of the essential urban furniture and a great investment in any outdoor space.

The usability of your outdoor trash can

A good outdoor trash can should be easy to use with a large opening, which allows the easy disposal of the larger material. The round, small opening, while looks esthetically pleasing, could be an obstacle for rectangular objects like small boxes. Furthermore, avoid the closed trash can, which the users have to push or touch the bin to open it, for convenient and hygienic reasons.

When it comes to usability, it’s not only about the people who put the trash inside the bin, but also about your workers who collect the garbage from the can. Make sure that the employees can easily unlock the bin’s door, and especially lock it back for extra security.

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The trickiest part of choosing an outdoor trash can: The weather-friendly lid/top

As we are in Canada, where the snowy weather can last for a few months, the top part of your outdoor trash can plays a very important role! If the top is exposed, your bin will collect mostly snow and water during the winter. A can with a closed lid/top is highly recommended, especially with a tilted lid like our Atlasbarz Urban Garbage Bins, which allow the flow of water or snow.

The material

A garbage can is an investment in your community outdoor space, for that reason, we would want it to be well-made and as durable as possible. Since our trash bin is exposed to the harsh weather, avoid plastic or untreated wood products. Steel is the toughest and most appropriate in this situation. Even better, opt for steel with extra protective coating like our products with polyurethane-based coating. It protects the furniture against UV, corrosion and vandalism. It is also anti-graffiti, flame retardant and less harmful to the environment compared to the usual paint since it emits no VOC during its application.

Still hesitating about your next outdoor garbage cans? Contact us for more information!

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