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Choose the Right Trash Can for Your Office Space

Offices have spaces with various functions – desks for working, conference rooms for meeting, and lunchrooms for eating. Just like every space is designed for its intended function, there are a variety of different kinds of trash receptacles for all areas of your office. Your trash says a lot about your office – make sure your indoor and outdoor garbage cans are creating the right message.

Benefits of Proper Disposal

Ensuring employees and customers have the right options for trash and recycling disposal can help your business in many ways:

  • recycling bins promote green corporate culture
  • tidy desks free of trash increase productivity
  • neat floors and surfaces show attention to detail
  • good hygiene improves the health and safety of employees and customers
  • covered trash cans reduce unwanted food smells

Finding the Right Trash Can

Your office should have the right trash can for every area of the building. Outdoor trash cans allow people to dispose of unwanted items before entering your building, which reduces the amount of litter both outside and inside your building. Depending on your company’s needs, outdoor trash options could include garbage cans, smokers receptacles, or recycling bins.

When choosing indoor trash cans, smaller decorative options can add to the overall design of your office, which serving as a place to get rid of trash. Small under desk trash cans can help your employees keep their space clean and orderly, without having to interrupt their work with a walk to a far away garbage can. Keep in mind that smaller trash cans should be emptied more often to reduce overflows.

Trash cans for office kitchens, lunchrooms, or break rooms should have a lid to avoid unwanted food smells from traveling through the office. Lids will also cover any unsightly food wastes that could attract insects and give your office a messy or unkempt appearance.

Surprisingly, more trash cans doesn’t always mean less litter, so be sure to find the right balance to meet the needs of your office. A few strategically placed garbage receptacles will reduce litter more than several haphazardly placed options.

Types of Garbage Cans

Trash receptacles come in all shapes and sizes and can be made from:

  • metal
  • steel
  • stainless steel
  • plastic
  • natural materials

Choosing the right material will ensure your office trash can is durable enough for its location and type of trash, and can also make a difference when it comes to cleaning or other maintenance.

March 11, 2014 at 1:15 am

Indoor and Outdoor Recycle Bins

Half Round Recycle Bins

Half Round Recycle Bins

Why Recycle?

The two main reasons to recycle are to conserve the Earth’s resources and to reduce harmful CO2 emissions that result from the manufacture of products. When considering the carbon footprint of a manufactured product, one must consider the materials used, the energy used to create the product and the transport of the product. In addition, waste products created during manufacture must also be considered. Some of these waste products contaminate the environment and harm wildlife. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) perhaps says it best when it points out that the manufacture and transport of products “leaves the world poorer, not better off.” The hole in the ozone layer, smog, global warming and water pollution are all a direct result of manufacturing.

While it is unrealistic to discontinue the manufacture and transport of products, homes and businesses can reduce their impact on the environment by recycling. The average American produces an estimated 4.3 pounds of trash a day, according to Population Education, and businesses often produce much higher amounts, depending on the industry. Recycling can greatly cut down on the total amount of waste. For example, recycling aluminum greatly reduces the emission of greenhouse gases because it takes 95 percent less energy to make aluminum cans out of recycled aluminum than it does to use virgin aluminum, estimates the Can Manufacturers Institute.

Ways to Recycle

There are two main ways that homes and businesses can recycle. One is to reuse products. The more products that are reused, the less that have to be purchased. The other main way is to send products to recycling facilities where they will be processed into a raw material and reused to manufacture a new product.

Home and Business Recycling Options

Homes and business can go green by using the proper waste control and management. First of all, trash should be divided from recyclable materials. The best way to do this is to recycling containers for the collection of recyclable materials. Businesses should place recycle bins in strategic locations throughout the workspace to ensure employee cooperation with recycling efforts. Different recycling trash cans should be set out for different types of materials. For instance, plastics, aluminum and paper can be put in a recycling bin that is set for trash pickup. Other materials that waste management companies generally do not pick up, such as Styrofoam, asphalt roofing tiles, electronics and batteries should be placed in separate containers for special pickup or drop off to places that accept those materials.

Recycling is perhaps the most sustainable step homes and businesses can take to help preserve the environment. The right recycling bins make the effort a lot easier, because items can be categorized according to their final destination. A recycling container can even be set out for items intended for donation. For example, one company may have no use for its scrap materials, but another company may indeed have a use for them.

Trash Cans Unlimited makes recycling easy for homes and business with its attractive recycling can choices in different styles and sizes to meet every need.
Sources:

NRDC: The 3R’s Still Rule

Can Manufacturers Institute: Recycling Facts

February 13, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Outdoor Trash Receptacle

This stylish trash container will look great on the deck or in the patio. Trash receptacle uses standard 30 – 33 gallon garbage bags. Latching lid. Long lasting resin construction features a solid bottom panel. Easy, tools free assembly. Interior storage capacity 13″ W x 13″ D x 26 3/4″ H.

  • Color: Taupe
  • Size: 32″H x 17″W x 17″D
  • Durable resin construction.
  • Uses standard 30 – 33 gallon garbage bags.
  • Locking lid. Keeps pets and critters out of Garbage!
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April 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm 1 comment

Replacement Trash Bin for Under The Counter Pull Outs

This 30 quart trash bin is perfect for replacing your old and worn out under the counter pull out wastebasket. This hard to find size is a perfect fit for your system if your measurements match. Made from flexible high impact plastic its rugged enough to last for years to come. Measures 15.5in.W x 18in.H x 9.5in.D.

You can view all of our plastic trash cans by following the link below.

http://trashcansunlimited.com/plastic-trash-cans/

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April 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Wood Waste Basket

Popular wainscot-panels add a touch of elegance. All joints are machined for perfect fit and strength. Enamel coating for durability, appearance, and ease of cleaning. 10 x 8 x 10.5 inches.

You can view all of our wood waste baskets by following the link below.

http://trashcansunlimited.com/wood-wastebaskets/

If you would like more info on our products you can visit us at TrashcansUnlimited.com.

 

April 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Wooden Wastebaskets

These wood wastebaskets are perfect for home or office. They are made from real seasoned hardwood and withstand the test of time. Their high quality construction is sure to please. With several color choices you can match your decor while adding a touch of class to your office.

Rectangular Hardwood Wastebasket 28 Quart

Rectangular Genuine Hardwood Wastebaskets. Tambour design in hand-rubbed finishes. Black polyethylene liner.

28-Quart Capacity
14-1/2w x 10d x 16h.
Available in 5 Finishes

You can view all of our wood wastebaskets by following the link below.

http://trashcansunlimited.com/wood-trash-cans/

If you would like more info on our products you can visit us at TrashcansUnlimited.com.

 

February 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Wooden Wastebaskets

These wood wastebaskets are perfect for home or office. They are made from real seasoned hardwood and withstand the test of time. Their high quality construction is sure to please. With several color choices you can match your decor while adding a touch of class to your office.

Rectangular Hardwood Wastebasket 13 Quart

Rectangular Genuine Hardwood Wastebaskets. Tambour design in hand-rubbed finishes. Black polyethylene liner.

13-Quart Capacity
10-3/4w x 8-1/4d x 13h.
Available in 5 Finishes

You can view all of our wood wastebaskets by following the link below.

http://trashcansunlimited.com/wood-trash-cans/

If you would like more info on our products you can visit us at TrashcansUnlimited.com.

 

February 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm


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