Rubbermaid makes replacement parts for all of its products, including trash can lids. However, consumers must provide Rubbermaid the proper model or part numbers to receive replacement pieces. Consumers can request replacement parts by phone or by using the contact form available through Rubbermaid's website, as of 2015.
Since replacement parts are not always in stock, consumers may opt to purchase new Rubbermaid products with all of the necessary units included. For example, consumers may choose to buy trash cans that come with lids instead of simply buying replacement lids.
Rubbermaid produces a trash can with a lid defense system that prevents animals from breaking into it. The company also produces a trash can with a lid tether, which helps keep the lid in place.