OSHA-compliant Oily Waste Can is designed to contain rags and cloths soaked with solvents, thinners, linseed oil, combustible adhesives and other flammable liquids that present a serious fire risk when improperly discarded. Specially designed lid opens no more than 60 degrees and stays closed when not in use, isolating contents from fire sources and limiting oxygen so spontaneous combustion risk is virtually eliminated. Self-closing lid is operated with the included foot lever. Round construction and elevated bottom encourage circulation of air around the can to disperse heat and reduce moisture buildup and rusting. Base dissipates heat. Waste can is made of lead-free, galvanized steel with a powder-coat paint finish.