Model 101 can handle 3
times the explosive charge.



Modification Number AO01 to GSA Contract GS-07F-5769R, effective May 18, 2005

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Blast Mitigation using BlastGard MTR Series Bomb Proof Trash Cans

Trash Receptacles, a necessity for public waste management, pose a serious threat to Public Safety considering how easily they can conceal an explosive device planted by a terrorist. The BlastGard MTR series of bomb proof trash cans dramatically reduces all lethal threats posed by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED); namely, primary fragments, secondary fragments, mechanical effects (shock/blast pressure) and thermal effects (contact and radiation burn) from the fireball, afterburn and resultant post-blast fires.

The Threats

There are four hazards from an improvised explosive device (IED) when detonated in a trash receptable:
  • Primary fragments (parts of the IED device that tend to be small and travel at high velocity)
  • Secondary fragments (parts of the bin that tend to be larger and travel at a lower velocity)
  • Blast pressure
  • Thermal effects
Existing bomb proof trash cans only deal with the first two components of an explosion, namely: primary and secondary fragmentation; whereas, The BlastGard MTR Series of blast-resistant and blast-mitigated trash receptacles effectively manage all of the blast threats.

Extensively tested by government agencies

  • Our patent-pending blast-mitigating technology, BlastWrap, and its BlastGard Mitigating Trash Receptacles were designated Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies and placed on the "Approved Products List for Homeland Security." We were issued the "Designation" and "Certification" for our technology by the Department of Homeland Security under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY ACT).
  • Extensively tested by the U.S. Army Developmental Test Command's Redstone Technical Test Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and at Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center in Socorro, NM.
  • Tests witnessed by US Office of Naval Research (EOD Section) and Dept. of Homeland Security.
  • Test charges shot on midpoint, bottom center, and sidewall on the weld seam.
  • All sidewall and bottom tests were in-contact blasts, the most severe test of all because of shock-holing.

New BlastGard MTR® Bom Proof Trash Can Lid Designs

Our standard cover has a single front entry but can be made with 2 side entries for trash placement. BGI has also designed new covers / lids which are for use inside a building. The new lid designs include an 8 inch diameter open hole in the top, allowing for 360 degree trash collection. An insert may be placed into the 8 inch diameter doughnut hole, which allows for the trash receptacle to be converted into a recycling unit for plastic drinking cups and bottles. To provide for newspaper recycling, a specially designed BlastWrap lid with an aperture of 1 7/8 inches by 18 inches for newspapers only may be requested.

BlastGard MTR® Bomb Proof Trash Can Ratings & Dimensions

BlastGard International will not publicize or disclose specific deployment locations to the private sector.

Due to the sensitive nature of this technology, BlastGard International will not publicize explosives containment ratings of our MTR models. Requests for the explosives containment ratings and official test reports must be made in writing. All requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Bottom center, side wall weld seam, side wall opposite weld seam, and midpoint center detonations are all essential tests for determining an accurate explosive containment rating. Since we cannot control where within a trash receptacle a terrorist is going to drop their explosive device, all four tests are required to obtain an accurate explosive containment assure that the MOST VULNERABLE receptacle locations meet or exceed the rating level.

MTR 101 - 36 40 gallon capacity insert; can is 36 inches in height and 30 inches in diameter; liner is 31 inches in height and 19 7/8 inches in diameter
MTR 101 - 32 35 gallon capacity insert; can is 32 inches in height and 30 inches in diameter; liner is 27 inches in height and 19 7/8 inches in diameter
MTR 91 - 36 40 gallon capacity insert; can is 36 inches in height and 30 inches in diameter; liner is 31 inches in height and 19 7/8 inches in diameter
MTR 91 - 32 35 gallon capacity insert; can is 32 inches in height and 30 inches in diameter; liner is 27 inches in height and 19 7/8 inches in diameter

BlastGard MTR® Trash Receptacle Lid Specifications

STD LID The lid is 18 inches tall and the opening for trash is 7 inches high and 14 inches long.
DOME LID The lid is 21 inches tall and two openings for trash 7 inches high and 14 inches long.
NEWSPAPER LID The lid is 10 inches tall with an aperture of 1 7/8 inches by 18 inches for newspapers only. This lid is only available on the 32 inch MTR units.

  1. For non-standard color laminate add 2 weeks delivery time and $40/per unit.
  2. Add for polished stainless metal exterior (not a laminate) - call for quotation. Add 1 week delivery time.
  3. Add for anti-graffiti paint exterior - $125.00 per unit and 2 weeks delivery time.
  4. Single Point pickup tool furnished free with all orders, plus one per TL. Add $50 each per additional tool.
  5. Add for replacement BlastGard MTR™ cover, inside top protective shield, side and bottom BlastWrap™ inserts: $1,500 per set.
  6. Add for replacement plastic liner: $80 per liner.

BlastGard MTR® Bomb Proof Trash Recptacle Features

  • A range of products to withstand various charge weight capacity explosions (tested on Bottom Center, Sidewall Weld Seam, and Midpoint) tested with and without primary fragmentation.
  • Weatherproof cover designed for easy service and minimum maintenance.
  • Designed and engineered to be long lasting and corrosion resistance in all but the most environments.
  • Trash receptacle are finished in a range of robust, long-lasting coatings and laminates that will withstand heavy usage in a high footfall environment.  Custom designed art can be integrated into the finish.
  • Our units can be re-finished and refurbished at the deployment site by local contractor if required.
  • Galvanized metals may also be finished by the factory with optional anti graffiti paints.
  • Brushed stainless steel finish exterior is available as an option and recommended for corrosive outdoor environments.
  • Attractive HDPE top conceals additional mitigating materials while hiding unsightly trash. Top stays attached with provided hinge during bag change and clean up. The top is hinged in rear as standard but may be ordered with hinge point on the left or right side of trash entry port. A plastic liner accepts multiple garbage bags at the same time, which are easily removed when full. Attendant can easily remove a full bag to prevent an explosive being placed above containment area during peak usage.
  • Plastic liners are full capacity thirty-five (35) or forty (40) gallon, not nominal sizes.
  • Plastic garbage bags are easy to remove and multiple garbage bags are held in place to provide primarily remove-only maintenance.
  • Internal drainage or capture system to control liquid spillage.
  • Easy on-site placement and installation, The receptacles have a ground anchor system that has been designed and tested to hold the unit in place following a design explosive charge size event.
  • Operating procedures and instructions included with every order. Technical assistance is also available at no charge via email or phone. On site supervision and/or installation services can be provided for a fee.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
  • Dimensions of 36" units with side insertion MTR top: 30" diameter and 38" height to trash insertion port. Overall maximum height with top in place is 52". Dimensions of 36" units with top insertion MTR top is 10 inches. Deduct 4 inches from these dimensions when considering the 32" high can.
  • Designed, built, and tested in the USA using only US purchased materials.
  • Weight: Starting at 1000 lbs.
  • Easy lifting and installation kit is included with every order.

Deployment Locations

  • Airports

  • Government Facilities

  • Malls and Stadiums

  • Museums

  • Train Stations

  • Military Bases

  • Amusement Parks

  • Courthouses

  • Bus Terminals

  • Corporate Facilities

  • Schools and Universities

  • City Streets

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