Overall, these bins are not as attractive and therefore not as commonly placed in public areas, though it is possible to purchase specialized lids for more controlled trash disposal. This type of outdoor trash receptacle is often ideal for employee usage and for housing waste that has been emptied from inside.
Many of the newer designed trash containers have hooks on their upper rims for grocery bag handles as the number of trash bags used in a week is approximately the same number of bags brought home from the grocery stores. Customers find that the 13-gallon bags at stores are cheaper than the odd sized ones and are more apt to be on sale. With the average trash emptied every night, the trash odor does not have time to accumulate in the plastic trash container.