Trash Cans, Recycling Bins & Lids


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When purchasing Trash and Recycling Receptacles for your school, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you choose the most effective and efficient options. Here are some things to look for:

  • Size and Capacity: The size of the receptacles you choose will depend on the size of your school and the amount of waste it generates. Be sure to choose containers with a capacity that is appropriate for your school's needs. Consider the frequency of waste removal as well. If your school produces a lot of waste, you may need larger containers or more frequent pickups.
  • Material: The material of the trash and recycling receptacles you choose is also important. Look for durable, high-quality materials that are able to withstand frequent use and exposure to the elements. Metal, plastic, and fiberglass are popular options.
  • Accessibility: Consider the accessibility of the receptacles as well. Make sure they are easy to access and use for everyone in your school, including children, staff, and visitors. Consider the height and placement of the receptacles to ensure they are easy to reach and use.
  • Labeling: Proper labeling is essential for effective recycling. Be sure to choose receptacles with clear and easy-to-read labels for trash and recycling. You may also want to consider labels for composting or other waste streams that are specific to your school's needs.
  • Security: Consider security options to prevent theft and vandalism. Some receptacles come with locking mechanisms or can be anchored to the ground to prevent them from being moved or stolen.
  • Cost: Consider the cost of the receptacles. Look for options that offer a good balance between cost and quality. Keep in mind that investing in high-quality receptacles may save you money in the long run by reducing the need for frequent replacements.

By placing Trash and Recycling Receptacles in all key areas, especially high-traffic areas around the school hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, gym, or classrooms, you can ensure that waste and recycling is collected and disposed of in an efficient manner, dramatically reducing the cleaning staff's labor and effort to keep the school tidy.

SchoolFix® stocks popular Indoor and Outdoor Trash Can Designs available with or without lids to fit any school environment. Our 34-Gallon capacity impact-resistant Trash Cans are popular for use in restrooms, hallways, or cafeterias. We also carry smaller 24-Gallon Trash Cans, engineered thin to fit in the classroom, restroom, or office.

Our popular Reinforced Mesh Steel Trash Receptacles are made of heavy-gauge Steel with a reinforced side & bottom structure, built to last. Trash Can Dome Top Lids are available to fit many of our Trash or Recycling Cans; this Dome Lid design can also fit most 55-Gallon Trash Barrels, a popular choice around sports fields. We carry a large in-stock inventory of the Trash and Recycling Bins you need for every room of your school.

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