Industrial garbage cans are just what their name implies, large garbage cans that are durable enough to be used in industrial settings. They are largely found in manufacturing plants, on construction sites or in any other commercial setting where a lot of waste is produced. In the commercial kitchen, industrial garbage cans are found in the back of house. The larger 40+ gallon cans are usually used in the food prep and storage areas. When using the larger cans, you will want to limit the amount of food waste that goes into them because 55 gallons worth of food scraps will be very heavy, and workers can injure themselves trying to replace a full bag. Instead, use smaller capacity industrial garbage cans on the cookline or wherever food waste is generated the most.