In an effort to increase security while still providing options for proper refuse disposal, the Department of Homeland Security issued a directive stating “At certain locations, operators will be required to remove trash receptacles, except clear plastic or bomb-resistant containers” in reference to high-traffic public transportation centers. To address this directive, Securr has designed a number of Homeland Security compliant trash cans and recycling receptacles made from the highest grade Makrolon polycarbonate.
What is Makrolon Polycarbonate?
Offering a unique combination of properties, Makrolon Polycarbonate is a lightweight, transparent thermoplastic sheet material that is used where flame retardency, impact resistance and optical clarity are priorities. With a glass transition temperature of up tp 148 degrees Celsius, Makrolon Polycarbonate offers excellent heat resistance while also remaining impact resistant at even low temperatures. This makes these trash cans ideal for use at all of the following:
- Airport Bus Stations
- Commuter Rail Systems
- Cruise Ship Terminals
- Government Buildings
- Stadiums and Arenas
- Subway Systems
The Makrolon Polycarbonate material used in Securr’s products measures .236 or .093 thick varieties and won’t yellow. When used with clear bags, the contents inside the containers can be easily viewed by protective services. This helps to reduce the likelihood of bombs or other threatening devices being concealed within the containers. Meanwhile, the frames are constructed from corroision-resistant galvanealed steel that leaves the surface capable of accepting powder coating so it can be painted or receive vinyl decals.
Exploring Securr Options
At Securr, we offer a number of options for anyone who is looking for trash cans that meet the criteria established by the Department of Homeland Security. These include inndor and outdoor receptacles that are round or square in 35 gallon, 45 gallon and 55 gallon varieties. With 20 different design varieties available, you can choose the design that best suits the look of your space. You can further customize the look by choosing from one of several different colors or even having a company logo painted on the surface or laser cut ornamentation into the surface. Vinyl decals of virtually any size or shape can also be fabricated for further customization.
Of course, the trash cans also come with the features that consumers have come to expect from Securr. For example, the side opening doors make it easy to remove the waste from the side instead of from the top. Not only does this help to control the mess, but it also helps to prevent back injuries or other issues that can be caused when trying to pull the waste out from the top. A swing-out bag rack is also included for additional convenience.
When it comes to choosing the right trash receptacle for your business, there are a number of different factors to consider. While the receptacle is designed to hold waste, there is no reason for it to be unattractive or to otherwise not suit the décor of your business. With DHS-compliant trash cans from Securr, you can achieve the look you desire while still ensuring you are following the law and keeping your customers and employees safe.