In addition to these features, businesses must also consider the size and construction of outdoor commercial trash cans. It is possible to purchase smaller 24 gallon cans or, for more extreme use, businesses may want 45 or even 65 gallon bins. Larger bins cost more and take up more space, but also do not have to be maintained with as much frequency. The majority of bins are now made of plastic, but metal versions are also available. While outdoor trash bins are decidedly a practical purchase, there are some stylistic differences between bins, so choosing one with the right color and texture is also possible.
Outdoor trash bins with flaps are better at keeping the waste contained, even controlling smells to a certain degree. However, these receptacles are also more prone to getting broken or needing to be cleaned, since the flap comes into constant contact with the waste.