City Trash Cans

City Trash Cans

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The Situation

Parks and Recreation departments have an ongoing challenge to sustain public recreation areas while maintaining the aesthetics of the parks. One common area that could benefit from an improved solution is trash collection. Accessible and well maintained trash cans are a crucial part of keeping parks clean.

Given what people throw away, these cans quickly become full of water, soda, food waste and other corrosive liquids. As a result, the cans become difficult to clean and may rust from the inside out. Similarly, the outside of trash cans receive rough treatment from the public and trash disposal companies. The typical rolled-on paint job quickly becomes scraped which causes additional rust on the exterior of the can.

One city came to a local LINE-X franchise looking for new solutions to improve the look and durability of their trash cans.

The Solution

LINE-X can offer a unique multipurpose solution to this problem. Because LINE-X products are shipped and stored in 55-gallon drums, and eventually discarded, they are the perfect medium for converting into trash cans.

Once these drums are empty they are discarded through a recycling or reconditioning service. For this application, these drums can be cleaned and repurposed into full service trash cans. Utilising recycled LINE-X barrels is a creative and resourceful way to solve the city’s trash can problem.

Regardless of which barrel is used, LINE-X is a perfect solution for protective coating the inside and outside of these high use trash cans. Not only can the durable coating prevent rust and corrosion, it can withstand the abrasion of the grappling arms used by garbage trucks.

The Results

The city was very pleased with the results. They utilised the recycled LINE-X barrels and now have high capacity trash cans with a professional and aesthetically pleasing finish.

As a result of the LINE-X commercial coatings, the expected lifespan of the trash barrels is 3-5 years longer than the average painted can.

This application benefited both the city and the LINE-X franchise, the durable LINE-X coating provided the necessary corrosion protection and offered a “green” solution to the city park.

ACT: Canberra

Canberra, ACT, Australia

NSW: Emu Plains

15 Smith Street Emu Plains, NSW, Australia 2750

NSW: Hunter Valley

Unit 2, Building B, Lot 2/387, New England Hwy, Rutherford NSW 2320

NT: Darwin

1140 McMillans Rd Knuckey Lagoon, NT 0828

QLD: Geebung

113 Granite Street Geebung, QLD, 4034 Australia

SA: Kilburn

428 Churchill Road Kilburn, SA, 5084 Australia

SA: Lonsdale

4/1 Liston Road Lonsdale SA 5160

VIC: Pakenham

16 Bormar Dr, Pakenham VIC 3810

VIC: Somerton

10 Transport Drive Somerton VIC, 3062 AUS

WA: Bunbury

15 Yookson Rd Picton WA 6229 Australia

WA: Kelmscott

51-57 Brant Road Kelmscott, WA, 6111 Australia

WA: Perth

10 Cowcher Place Belmont WA, 6104

WA: Wangara

6B Baretta Road, Wangara WA 6065