Pros:Easy to use, durable, easy assembly.
The Bottom Line: The Suncast Outdoor Trash Receptacle is a practical yet nice looking garbage can for your yard.
For the first few years in our house, whenever we had backyard parties, we would drag one of our regular garbage pails back there, and whenever it was just our little family outside, I would bring a plastic bag out to collect trash. When we decided to purchase a Suncast Deck Box with Seat, we decided that we would also get the coordinating Suncast Outdoor Trash Receptacle, which we had previously seen at a friend's home.
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Inside the house, our garbage cans coordinate with the rooms they are in such as stainless steel to match the bathroom faucets, pink in my daughter's bedroom, and a Houston Astros-themed can for my son's room. For backyard parties, I had never really thought about where we were tossing our garbage, but I am quite happy with our purchase of the Suncast Outdoor Trash Receptacle.
Assembling this trash can was very simple and it took maybe five minutes to put together. No tools were required and all you need is a little force to snap the plastic pieces together.
Once assembled it is about 32" high and has a footprint of about 16" square. A standard 33-gallon garbage bag fits inside perfectly and to replace the bag, lift the latch on the underside of the cover and flip it up. A smaller square is cut out of the middle of this top, and this is the lid that you would open to throw something away.
Both the smaller lid and the entire cover itself will remain in an open position, if you push them all the way back, which is helpful if you have a large amount of trash to dispose of at one time. On the other hand, each part of the lid latches shut so that the wind, or small animals, cannot open it.
The light beige color of this garbage can blends in nicely with just about any decor, and since it is made of heavy duty plastic, it has lasted three years outdoors with no cracks or other problems. We live in an area that has very hot summers and very cold winters, and Nor'Easters in between. This receptacle has remained outdoors during all seasons and shows no signs of fading or wear and tear. It is fairly light and when empty, I can move it one-handed if necessary, yet it is sturdy and so far, even heavy winds have not knocked it over.
Since it is made of plastic, it is easy to clean with a mild household cleanser if food spills on it, or it can simply be rinsed off with the hose to rid it of any dirt that accumulates from it being outdoors.
We paid about $40 for this Suncast Outdoor Trash Receptacle three years ago, and I expect it to last for many years to come. It is a neutral color, coordinates nicely with other Suncast outdoor products, is easy to clean and holds up in all weather conditions.