Slim Jim™ Step-On- the next innovation in waste management systems

By Ryan Mccann
Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

Storage and disposal of refuse is a necessary process in the hospital and healthcare workplace. In an environment that is notoriously busy, staff shouldn’t have to worry about where waste must be stored, or about the safety risk of tripping over a large bulky bin. It is important that the process of storage and removal is streamlined to ensure a clean and efficient workplace.
The Slim Jim™ Step-On refuse container by Rubbermaid Commercial Products® is designed to address issues of workplace safety and cleanliness. The container has a slender design and small footprint, meaning it can fit in tight spaces while not compromising on the ability to hold a large amount of waste. The durable construction allows for a hands-free operation, to ensure the user does not have to risk potential contamination.
“The Slim Jim Step-On is designed with a slimmer profile and fills the gap in the market for a smarter and safer refuse container. Healthcare and hospital environments demand hands-free waste management solutions to stay aligned with the Waste Management Guidelines provided by the NSW State Government regarding the risk associated with waste,” said Alicia Fenwick, Senior Manager, Brand Marketing at Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “Slim Jim Step-On containers intuitive design helps minimise the risk of cross infection between patients and staff, helping to provide a safe and healthy working environment.”
The availability of the Slim Jim Step-On in five sizes and eight different colours allows for easy refuse management as state based regulations require all waste to be stored in colour coded containers indicating its contents. Through the use of the colour coded system productivity is heightened by reducing the minutes needed to find the correct bin for the refuse on hand.
The ability to thoroughly clean refuse containers in hospital and healthcare facilities is enhanced by the smooth surface of the Slim Jim Step-On and the round edges that are incorporated into its design. This ease of maintaining a hygienic bin results in the decreased opportunity for pathogens to breed.
The Slim Jim Step-On design not only has safety, time efficiency and functionality in mind, the built in lid dampener ensures a quiet and controlled lid closure that minimises noise; allowing patients and patrons to be undisturbed. The commercial grade foot pedal is engineered for extreme durability, significantly extending the product life and reducing the cost outlay for the business in repurchasing equipment in the future. It also has an internally hinged lid, preventing wall damage when placed flush against the wall.
The Slim Jim Step-On is not only available in five sizes and eight colours, it is also produced in resin and stainless steel with two pedal placements options, (front and side) depending on the space in which it will be stored.
This collection also includes containers with dual liner options to facilitate recycling.
logo5The Slim Jim Step-On line can be purchased through distributors nationwide. For more information about the containers or to find an RCP distributor or wholesaler, please visit

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