Trash can

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The trash can is a world object in Fallout 4.


Pre-War trash cans are found throughout the Commonwealth, generally as street furniture near buildings. They are metal, painted green, with chrome side plates and a sliding handled lid to the front. The word 'Trash' in faded lettering is written above. As with most post War items they are worn and rusty, though the lid still functions and will slide forward when opened.

As a container it can be interacted with and will contain randomised minor loot. They respawn, therefore it is not safe to store items inside. Note there is another identical version of this trash can which is empty and does not spawn loot, therefore not every Pre-war style trash can will have loot.


  • You will find some fragmentation grenades set to spawn, together with other random loot, in the trash can on the left of the wooden bridge as you exit Sanctuary Hills to the east. This is similar to Fallout 3 where, in Springvale close to the exit of Vault 101, you can find frag grenades in a blue mailbox.
  • There are other world objects titled 'Trash Can,' including a domestic type metal trash can. There is also a workshop crafted, hi-tech version and another stainless steel type found inside The Institute. However, they all vary in design from this one.

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