Freedom 55 “Animal Resistant"

Model Number: HF-55S

Freedom 55 “Animal Resistant"

Designer Notes

Like is smaller capacity cousin, the Freedom 55 Animal Resistant Waste Receptacle is attractive enough to install in urban areas and functional enough for the remote wilderness. This model addresses the aesthetic and functional shortcomings of traditional animal resistant waste systems. The opening mechanism was redesigned from the standard “pocket” hand-operated latch found on many animal resistant receptacles (which can be ergonomically difficult to use) to an innovative foot pedal. A curved back ensures water runoff and a keyless hidden door latch makes it convenient for any maintenance person to empty, clean and move on. As with our other receptacles the rectangular 6”- 8” opening is designed to intentionally limit the size and type of garbage permitted.

This multi-functional unit also gives options depending on the season and the types of animals likely to pose a problem in any given area. There might not be bears in a certain locale or time of year – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other opportunistic animals such as birds of all types, squirrels, and raccoons! A summer/winter conversion kit disables the foot pedal which can be under a foot of snow in some areas in the winter and allows for the installation of a handle instead. Available with recycled plastic side cladding in a range of colours, all-metal sides, or an advertising-insert capable side design (see Product Gallery). The Freedom 55 Animal Resistant Waste Receptacle has received official bear proof accreditation, certified by “Living With Wildlife Foundation.”

Video of Bear Test

Available Recycled Plastic Lumber Colours

Product Gallery

Installation Gallery


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Product Testimonials

  • We have our Wishbone Freedom 55 waste containers installed and the maintenance staff love them. The biggest benefit is the ease of emptying the units. The public appreciates the hands free, foot pedal operation. Plus, we find that the design of these units is a deterrent for the disposal of large bags of household waste.

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