To be honest, i bought this for containing stinky dog poop baggies after walks and trips out to the yard. We store it outside, and it is surviving the rain well without rusting, and no water has gotten in. We also have a baby, so she has a diaper pail, and we call this a doggy diaper pail, because we are gross weirdos. It is a 6-gallon container, but please note that 6-gallon bags did not work in this container — however, the 8-gallon glad trash bags fit it perfectly.
i have the ‘vittles vault airtight stackable pet food container 60lbs’ and while it does keep a tight air seal, the material its made up of is hard plastic. What i didn’t expected was that the neighborhood mouse was able to chew the lid and the container itself away, like nothing. So there is a big hole for them to enter the dog food that i place in the backyard. It was time to get a metal pet food container and after many searches. This ‘behrens 6106 10 gallon locking lid’ is my pick. I would of bought it locally at my home depot but they only carry the 6 gallon size. This metal container has a very nice galvanized finish smooth finish. The lid is not loose and its not tight either. It does have the ‘seal’ feeling when you place the lid on and take it off. I like the locking features so that no visitors from the backyard can have access to the dog food that is inside.
I ordered the medium size can and use it for dog treats. I can fit a whole costco size box of treats in it and still have space. I also added a vinyl decal on the outside.
I use this to hold the dog poop i pick up. It keeps the smell of the poop at bay pretty well. Only problem is the lid is pretty stiff and i’m sure that at some point i’m gonna be forcing it open and throw poop all over myself.
Over the past year have tried a variety of can types. First tried to go with a less expensive, under $20, hard plastic can. Terrible, those fall over constantly and the lids barely stay on when warm let alone cold. The next type went with a different style but same material and same problems. Then went and spent $40 on a much better ‘soft’ plastic trash can. No issues with that one at all other than it costs so much and that was without a lid. Then two weeks ago after searching the nearby fields for our plastic cans decided to try something different, old school metal cans. I wasn’t sure what to expect but was very pleased once they arrived and i saw what i was getting. Very good quality steel can. A flat bottom with just enough weight so it won’t go flying off or fall over in the wind.
The trash can i had before was too small so i decided to buy this. One of the best decisions i ever made. Instead of of taking out the trash everyday now it’s only twice a week. I included a picture of the garbage can and a 5 gallon water bottle to compare in size. If this review was in anyway helpful make sure to select that it was helpful. I did not receive this item for free or a discount.
This will be a second purchase of a locking lid can of this size. The first lasted 4 years in nc weather, year round. We use them in the dog yard for pet waste and find the size to be perfect. Not too large to be a space taker, but large enough to hold those wonderful doggy droppings from week to week for pick up. We line the can so the waste is not sitting in direct contact with the can and creating a smelly mess and breeding ground for all kinds of yuck. The lid seals nicely onto the can so there is no odor. I am able to remove it with one hand and a good tug or two. Given that the can is exposed to all kinds of weather and we do have a plastic liner that keeps moisture against it, i feel that it holds up well to constant, day to day use. I really have no cons to offer. Hope you find this review helpful and will click yes to rate it.
I painted it a bronze color with rustoleum spray.
This tin looks just as pictured. I was worried because of some of the reviews saying they got an inferior product, but i got exactly what i purchased. It locks and is very sturdy. I purchased it to hold dog food in. I also purchased a cute vinyl decal to go on the outside. I will probably be purchasing more for other storage around the house and outside.
Here are the specifications for the Behrens 6106 6GAL Galv Garbage Pail:
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- Ideal for pet food, bird seed and grass seed
- Rust/Fire/Heat Resistant
- Will not crack or fade like plastic
- Dry storage only
- Made in USA
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