Modified Trash Receptacle Invented by InventHelp Client (OKK-296)

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Based in Pittsburgh and founded in 1984, InventHelp is attempting to submit the Easy Trash Can to companies for their review.

While filling trash cans is a relatively simple process; emptying them and disposing of the contents presents more of a challenge. Help with this task, however, is now available thanks to the creativity of an inventor from Elk City, Okla.

She developed a prototype for Easy Trash Can to allow for the removal of trash from exterior cans through either the top or side of the container. Furthermore, this modification prevents back strain from having to lift and pull out heavy bags from the top. What's more, it provides a better option for people who are not tall enough or who are unable due to injuries or disabilities to lift filled bags from the top comfortably. It also eliminates the chances of spilling the contents since there's less likelihood of splitting or tearing trash bags during removal.

Moreover, it is equipped for easy transport to and from a dumpster or other drop-off point. Other advantages are its convenience, ease of use and reasonable price. In addition, it is durable to withstand weather conditions and normal use.

The inventor's personal experience inspired this idea. "Since I am too short to pull the trash bag up out of the can easily, it was always a struggle to remove it and get it to the dumpster. Therefore, I wanted to find an easier way to get the job done," she said.

The original design was submitted to the Oklahoma City office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 12-OKK-296, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at

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