Understanding Bomb Receptacles
Testing Criteria & Safety Issues

How should a bomb resistant trash receptacle be tested to ensure an accurate explosive containment rating is obtained?
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 can not 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 rating.

What type of explosives were used? How were the explosives packed? And What were the explosives packed inside to ensure an identical explosive charge was used for all four tests?
A legitimate test report from a recognized US testing facility will include all this information. Knowing these details will ensure the density of explosives were not manipulated, thus resulting in an inflated and inaccurate explosive containment rating.

In addition to testing with C4 or TNT to measure blast energy containment, why should fragmentation containment tests be conducted using pipe bombs?
Pipe Bombs pose a serious threat to public safety considering how easily and inexpensively they can be built. Step by step instructions showing how to build pipe bombs can be found on the internet. This increases the threat, beyond terrorist.

Is the official test report that supports the bomb receptacle you are considering to purchase from a recognized US testing facility? Does the report incorporate close up post detonation photos and were you provided the supporting video to compare against the report?
The only way to determine the legitimacy of a bomb receptacles' containment capabilities is by comparing the test report data, which must include post detonation photos to the supporting video taken during the testing. Knowing people's lives are at stake any time a bomb resistant trash receptacle is deployed, we strongly recommend you contact your local attorneys general office to report any vendor, who is attempting to sell a technology of this nature, without legitimate test reports and supporting videos.

What should a bomb receptacle be anchored to during all testing to ensure a real life deployment scenario is created?
In order to simulate an actual deployment scenario, every receptacle should be anchored to a 1" steel slab, that is anchored to a 6" concrete slab, that is anchored to another 1" steel slab. Tests conducted on a dirt surface are extremely misleading because the ground absorbs a major part of the initial blast energy. During a real attack the receptacle will be required to do all the work which is why testing must be conducted on the appropriate surface.

Should the top remain attached to the receptacle during all tests? Why is this so important to public safety?
Yes. The test report, close up post detonation photos, and supporting video footage must prove that the top or any component of the same did not fragment and become airborne during testing. Deploying a bomb receptacle whose top will detach during testing, or even worse during a real life attack, defeats one of the main purposes to this technology.

Is the garbage liner that holds the trash bags made of a plastic material? Why must bomb receptacles not incorporate a liner made out of some form of metal?
All bomb receptacles must utilize a plastic garbage liner because the liner itself is located in the blast path and will become airborne during an explosion. Allowing components of a metal liner to fragment and become airborne during an explosion, poses a real threat to public safety.

Why must all bomb resistant trash receptacles be anchored when they are being deployed?
Bomb receptacles are extremely heavy and during an explosion they could tip, roll, and gain momentum, which creates a serious threat to anybody in their path. Also, if there is a secondary explosive device that does not detonate during the initial explosion, a cannon effect could be created for the second explosion.

Protect Your Investment

Why is it important that the explosive containment ratings for any bomb resistant trash receptacle you are considering to purchase not publicized on a website, brochure, or in a public tender?
An explosive containment rating is the amount of explosives that a bomb receptacle was successfully tested to contain during an explosion. By making this information publicly available, the terrorist will acquire the necessary intelligence to defeat your bomb receptacles.

Why must the Media not be informed that your facility has deployed bomb resistant trash receptacles?
This technology was developed to provide high traffic and high risk facilities with an edge over the terrorist who gather most of their intelligence through the media. By disclosing this information, you will enable them to coordinate a different method for executing a successful attack on your facility.

How quickly can a bomb receptacle be installed? What is the benefit of having the ability to anchor them quickly?
When using the proper tools, a bomb receptacle that integrates a single point anchoring system capable of withstanding a minimum of 4000 lbs. of shear (horizontal) and tension (verticle) force, can be installed by two people in less than 10 minutes. Having the ability to install bomb receptacles quickly will significantly reduce your cost per unit once labor is factored into the equation.