When it comes to collecting trash in commercial offices, most buildings will require a full range of receptacles.

Outdoor areas will need trash bins, ash cans and recycling containers. Inside the building, restroom receptacles should be lidless so users don’t recontaminate their clean hands; receptacles in cafeterias and break rooms should be heavy-duty and outfitted with thicker can liners to handle large amounts of waste and ensure food scraps don’t spill onto the floor. Finally, of course, numerous small waste and recycle bins will be needed to fit under desks.

In many commercial buildings, appearance is just as important as performance, especially in lobby areas where first impressions matter. Put receptacles made of polished chrome, stainless steel, brass or colored fiberglass in these public areas.