Restaurants generate a lot of waste, and no matter how good your waste handling and reduction practices are, there will always be something that needs to go into the trash can. The first things you need to consider when looking for a commercial trash can are where it will be placed and what you will be putting in it.
For commercial trash cans, there are several different types to choose from, based on what you intend to put in it. There are several basic trash cans that are meant to go in the kitchen or at various other places in the restaurant. The basic types can have a step-on lever to open the lid, no lid at all or a large lid to fit the industrial size. These trash cans are used to dispose any types of kitchen garbage. If you are a small establishment, or want to make it easier to haul garbage to the dumpster, a trash can with wheels is recommended.
There are also special commercial trash cans that can be placed outside and are durable enough to withstand the elements. If you have to dispose of potentially flammable materials, you will need a garbage can that is fire-safe. Finally, restaurants that want to decrease their garbage bill and impact on the environment should set up a recycling program and acquire several blue containers to encourage presorting.