On the posters, Brigitte was dressed in nothing but a towel and a smile.
My mom says shes trashy, Carol said.
If shes trash, Id love to be a trashman, S-J said, and wiggled his eyebrows like Groucho.
A very interesting topic to think about is the development and creation of city objects. The citys looks are comprised not by buildings alone, but also by petty things a city is recognized by: phone booths, mailboxes, lampposts, benches, trash cans.
The function of a trash can is the timely collection of litter that is carelessly thrown in its direction. When theres no trash can in sight, an average pedestrian would normally use any receptacle or cavity to get rid of litterthe base of a lamppost, the vertical part of a school chair frame, a recess between glasses of the first floor window panes etc.
Types of trash cans
There are two basic types: indoor and outdoor trash cans. The construction of an outdoor trash can is determined by the place where it is projected to be installed: under an overhang or in the open.
Trash can design
From the users standpoint, the method of use is determined by a role taskputting (throwing, casting, slipping, jamming) garbage into a can. From the standpoint of maintenance staff, trash cans may be movable and immovable, swivel and static, with and without a liner, with and without a bucket with a lid/top or open.
Ways of protection from unauthorized use
Garbage disposal is a business. Disposal of big amounts of garbage is a big business. City garbage receptacles only exist because keeping them is more reasonable than sweeping tons of butts, cans, wrappings, paper cups, bottles and other waste from the streets. However, a trash can is not designed to accept say a leather jacketfor that you have a garbage container in the backyard (from where a bum has the chance to pick it) and for which you are paying to a utilities agency.
The major problem with maintaining a trash can is that you have to get the garbage out of it on a regular basis. As the trash can doesnt have a timetable to schedule its filling progress, you need to check and empty it when necessary. The trash can is maintained by a janitor or a trashman walking from one receptacle to another and doing his job by either turning over the trash can and raking the garbage out into a special cart, or pulling a liner out of it.
An immovable receptacle should be built so as to allow the janitor to give it a wash in the event the liner gets ripped up (or the bucket has been snaffled). Its not much of a trouble with movable or swivel design. But as far as a huge immovable trash can is concerned, there must be a way to get inside it. That is why all jumbo trash cans have a special side door thats opened with a key (which also gives you access to the bag inside).
Keeping the place clean
Trash cans without liners are cheaper in terms of consumables, but are likelier to get dingy. Receptacles with liners should be built so as to minimize the probability that the liner gets ruptured. The receptacles externals and design features depend on that: the ones without a liner look crummy and smeary, while the ones with a bag inside are more pleasing to the eye. Sometimes a bucket that goes with the receptacle may substitute a liner.
Thanks to a liner, the square of the grimy and stinky surface dwindles. To preserve the valuable qualities of a bag, receptacles are always equipped with some sort of fixing: the liner is either gripped by a push-up lid or wrapped around the cans (buckets) brim.
The origin of species
An image below shows the development of three (to some extent) independent elementsa bucket, a trash can and a liner. Each of the axes tends to the centerthe ideal trash canevolving into intermediate subvarieties in the pursuit of perfection.
An ideal trash can is closed, has a bucket inside, and a liner in the bucket; it has a side door for cleaning and a place for advertising. An ideal trash also has an ideal ashtray, but thats the subject of further research.