Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 124
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RednexToyz FLIMSY
Let's start off by stating that the material thickness, design & overall construction of this can is FLIMSY! Based on your desired use & needs, this may be just fine. Here's a few things to look at to determine if it may be useful for you:
Wheels are small & plastic. Might be ok for a smooth concrete driveway/area but don't plan on rolling this too easily or too far on gravel, dirt, etc... The narrowness of this also tends to make it a bit "tippy".
Trash truck? DO NOT USE as a curb-side trash can for pickup. It is WAY too thin & flimsy for that type of use. I use it by my garage for trash that comes out of the cars & small stuff like that ... with a garbage bag in it. Working ok for that so far. Can't find a garbage bag that fits it right though ... despite their attempt to install what I believe is a (yes, singular) garbage bag clip. Frustrating!
The lid. I wanted an attached lid so that my kids don't loose the lid after open/close & keep mice, flies, etc out of it. So, the lid works ok for this. Not secure enough to keep out something like a raccoon. The hing points of the lid are EXTRA flimsy & will break if you don't use caution & extreme care with this.
Overall ... yes, very flimsy. Might consider using this as a recycle container with a trash bag in it for aluminum cans, plastic, etc. but I wouldn't want to haul it around, bang it, etc...
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HGTVFAN Good Trash Can
This Rubbermaid Roughneck trash can is a nice large size pail that will hold a lot more garbage than my old can does. 45 gallons. It has 2 wheels on the back to roll it to the curb for pickup. The red handle is easy to hold and to tilt it back for rolling. The lid is put on by lining up notch with slots on the back top near handle. This will give many years of service.
February 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Woodward9594 Not worth $5
I purchased this rash can when I purchased my first house. As other reviews have mentioned, the lid is the problem. After only a month of use the lid would not operate properly and wound up getting thrown out by the trash men. It was probably an accident, but I wouldn't have blamed them even if they'd done it intentionally, since this trash can design must be a huge pain in the butt for them. Anyway, I continued to use it for an additional two years, without a lid. A few weeks ago, after a major rain storm, I went to throw a bag into the can and noticed thousands of maggots crawling around the inside of the can because the rain had created a perfect home for them inside this terribly designed trash can. My advice: DON'T BUY IT!! Spend another $20 and get a properly designed trash can.
September 28, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Russ THIS CAN IS TRASH
Wheels are weak, lid keeps coming off and the shape causes trash to build up on the inside.
March 21, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RAMit Broken Lid
I purchased 5 of these Pals less than a year ago. Most of the lids are slightly damaged, one is destroyed and one is badly cracked at the mounting points and at the opening. This is my 3rd set of Rubbermaid pails in 20 years. The first two sets were much better pails and lasted approximately 9 years per set. These pails are only 2 years old and are falling apart. Not at all satisfied. The main problem is the attached lids, Rubbermaid, don't bother making these anymore!!!!!!! The garbage men get frustrated with the pails and they destroy them. Note to fellow Consumers; Go for the removable lid type pails in the future and you should be fine. Rubbermaid should provide replacement lids to all customers that request them. I like Rubbermaid products but I am not impressed with these pails.
March 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by McKee holds up well
my can is about 4 years old and the top split in half recently when the garbage men were their usual hurry up selves. half of the top went into the truck and I have a perfectly good can with half a lid. It seems I cannot get a replacement lid. That is why I am giving a neutral review.
April 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wal3 This product is poorly made and will break
This product is poorly made and will break when your garbage men put your garbage in their truck.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FeartheBeard Nice can but had to modify post for lid
I had to cut a 1/8 X 3/8 groove to keep lid from unhinging itself from can. So far it has worked.
November 5, 2013