How Long Has Rubbermaid Been Manufacturing Garbage Cans?


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Rubbermaid has been making garbage cans for more than 50 years. The company's first garbage can was a collector's item advertised in McCall's, a women's magazine, in 1959. Soon afterward, in 1962, Rubbermaid began mass manufacturing garbage cans for widespread use.

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These cans, which revolutionized home waste disposal, were made of heavy plastic rather than galvanized steel. Rubbermaid's new plastic model was quiet, unaffected by rust, and did not dent, making it an excellent alternative to the cans of yesteryear.

These benefits led to a popular demand for plastic garbage cans. The result of Rubbermaid's innovation can be seen today in households and businesses throughout the world.

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