Rubbermaid Logo Swinging Lid Recycling Bin, 12.5-Gallon

Last updated: July 19, 2022

Rubbermaid Logo Swinging Lid Recycling Bin, 12.5-Gallon

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Product Details

In our analysis of 47 expert reviews, the Rubbermaid Logo Swinging Lid Recycling Bin, 12.5-Gallon placed 11th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The convenient and easy-to-use Rubbermaid Step-On Waste Can with Liner Lock is both functional and innovative. It features a Liner Lock, which contains wires that secure the trash bag to the rim of the can, preventing slide-down. Add a clean look to your space with a waste container that hides refuse from view.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The low price point of this plastic trash can provides its biggest advantage versus steel cans.
The Rubbermaid’s snap-in hinges ably hold down trash bags in the oval opening. The pedal/lid mechanism prevents you from flinging the lid open as fast as with the Slim Step Can, or most of the competition.
The pedal is a nice shiny metal that is tucked in at the bottom, which makes it a very uniform shape and something you won’t potentially trip over.
Due to the Rubbermaid 1843029 Step-On Wastebasket’s innovative design, you can keep the lid open without holding down the pedal. This makes it potentially foot-free in operation and makes taking out the trash a breeze.
With a plastic exterior and stainless steel pedal operation, this can — available in black or white — may be basic, but it’s an Amazon bestseller with nearly 3,000 positive reviews!
You'll be able to open this with the touch of the hand while the trash bag is hidden with its unique seal making it easier on the eyes.
Very light and easy to carry.
It is made of high-quality plastic and has a practical design for easy operation and maintenance.
This is a pedal step in where you step on a pedal to open the lid. This is always a convenient feature as it allows hands-free operation. On this model, Rubbermaid has upgraded to a stainless steel step that is way more durable than the all-plastic step.

What reviewers didn't like

Plastic lid won't keep pets out of the garbage.
There is no removable liner, it’s neither airtight nor dog-proof, the black or gray plastic design won’t win any awards, and stains require a spray solution to clean up.
Is light and more prone to being knocked over if it is empty.
The snap-on top refused to stay in place during testing. So, not only were we regularly unable to use the foot pedal, but we had to refit the dirty lid by hand far too many times.
As the lid stays open for some time, pets or children can cause a mess by tripping the can over.
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