Public Safety Threat Alert

Trash Receptacles, which are a necessity for waste management, pose a serious threat to Public Safety considering how easily they can conceal an explosive device planted by a terrorist. The trash receptacle becomes part of the attack and maximizes the intensity of the bomb by spraying shrapnel and fragmentation at great distances. It must also be understood that a terrorist attack utilizing ordinary trash receptacles and remote activated or time delayed explosive devices can be easily coordinated to strike multiple places simultaneously or in stages without exposing the terrorist who will most likely be located at a safe standoff distance.