The DuraLatch™ is Defying Gravity for Residential Waste

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Toter’s New Outdoor Trash Lid Latch Locks in Innovative Functionality

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"There was a real need in the marketplace for a cost-effective and better-engineered lid latch, and Toter’s DuraLatch meets this need for our customers,” added Pickett.

Toter®, a Wastequip® brand, and the nation’s leading manufacturer of two-wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling, and organics, announces the launch of DuraLatch. This simple-to-use latch stands up to rain, wind gusts up to 65 mph, pesky critters and the day-to-day abuse of curbside waste collection.

Fully compatible with automated waste collection trucks, DuraLatch features gravity-based functionality, meaning the lid opens automatically when the garbage truck tips and empties the cart. It then latches when the cart is set back down on the curb. DuraLatch not only meets the collector’s need for automatic opening at dumping, but is also user-friendly, allowing the lid to be opened with just one finger. An audible “click” lets users know when the lid is securely shut.

Like all Toter products, the DuraLatch is engineered for superior toughness. The DuraLatch protects cart contents from rain, moisture and Mother Nature with it’s secure latching capability.

Toter’s new DuraLatch is packed with industry-leading features:

  • Fully compatible with automated waste collection trucks
  • Gravity-based functionality-opens automatically when garbage truck tips and empties the cart and then latches when it’s set back down on the curb
  • Stands up to the forces of Mother Nature (withstands wind gusts up to 65 mph)
  • User-friendly- can be opened with one finger; it clicks when it locks
  • Critter-resistant
  • Protects cart contents from rain and moisture

“As the industry landscape evolves – particularly in regard to residential collection – new product development has to adapt,” said Jim Pickett, vice president of sales for Toter. “Until now, carts could be cumbersome when used for automated curbside collection without gravity-based functionality and couldn’t handle exposure to wind without a latching mechanism to keep its contents secure. There was a real need in the marketplace for a cost-effective and better-engineered lid latch, and Toter’s DuraLatch meets this need for our customers,” added Pickett.

A Wastequip brand, Toter is the leading manufacturer of curbside refuse and recycling carts to waste haulers and municipalities throughout North America. Available in 21, 24, 32, 35, 48, 64 and 96 gallon sizes and in 9 granite and 5 solid colors, Toter carts can be customized with in-mold lid graphics to support recycling programs, as well as hot stamps and serial numbers for easy identification. The company also produces specialty carts for document management, electronic waste, organics and medical waste. Through the company’s proprietary Advanced Rotational Molding process, Toter carts offer greater service life and strength while using less plastic than injection-molded competitor products. The company also emphasizes sustainability, using up to 50 percent recycled plastic in its carts, which require no packaging, and operating its own plastics recycling plant, through which it recycles 25 million pounds of plastic per year. Toter curbside carts are also the only commercial-grade carts available to consumers at major retailers nationwide. For more information, visit

Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment, with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip's broad range of waste and recycling equipment and systems is used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The company's brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To Parts, and Accurate. For more information, visit


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