Magnuson Debuts TRADA Family of Waste and Recycling Receptacles

New Product Introduction:  TRADA — American-made contemporary-design, waste and recycling receptacles with optional step mechanisms that provide a soft close; bag rings hold lift-out internal liners.

Design:  MG Studio

Manufacturer:  Magnuson Group, founded 1984.  U.S.-based manufacturer and national distributor of commercial office and facility accessories, specialized contract furniture, and a full line of contemporary waste recycling containers.

Product Applications:  TRADA waste and recycling receptacles present a refined, clean, functional design.  An architectural aesthetic and high functionality make TRADA applicable for all markets; corporate, government, healthcare; higher education; public spaces, transportation, others.

These include commercial, institutional and light industrial buildings; corporate, governmental and professional offices; healthcare and hospitality; discriminating retail stores; public and private schools and universities, campus-wide; transportation terminals; entertainment and recreational facilities; numerous other locations.

Product Description:  TRADA waste and recycling units either stand-alone or can be grouped, moved and regrouped as user recycling needs change.  The rectangular units with an elegantly curved front have colored lids with a choice of three die-cut openings for placing varying waste materials.  Units are crisp, stable, debris and tarnish resistant.

Construction & Finishes:  TRADA 24-gallon waste/recycling containers are constructed of painted steel.  Receptacle bodies are available in Britebond Silver, Mineral Bronze or Sky White.  Top and step colors are Britebond Silver, Clementine Orange, Marigold Yellow, Marine Blue, Mineral Bronze, Sea Green or Sky White.

TRADA-STEP comprises a closed top with adjustable slides and a painted steel step mechanism.  Units measure 30-inches high x 18 5/16-inches wide by 14 ½-inches deep, with a liner capacity of 16 gallons.

TRADA-01 comprises three universally recognized top opening options — square for “waste,” round for “recycling” and wide curved-edge slots for paper.  Units measure 30-inches high x 18 5/16-inches wide by 12 ½-inches deep, with a liner capacity of 16 gallons.

Ten available graphic icons for TRADA front panels are available in vinyl colors to match tops.  The graphics include icons for disposal of cans, co-mingled, compost, glass, landfill, organics, paper, plastic, recycling, and waste.  TRADA units are convenient to use, low maintenance, durable and washable.

Ordering Information:  Literature, specifications, and pricing for TRADA or many other functional, aesthetical office/workplace accessories and support furnishings, are available from throughout North America, and from Magnuson Group contract furniture dealerships.

Magnuson Group’s modern plant and offices are located at 1400 Internationale Parkway, Woodridge, Illinois 60517, not far from O’Hare International Airport.  Telephone: (800) 342-5725.  Fax: (888) 329-4729.  Visit Magnuson Group on the World Wide Web at

Magnuson Group is a U.S. owned, U.S.-based manufacturer.  It is exclusive U.S. distributor of a broad range of international, good-design contract/commercial, institutional coat racks, waste and recycling receptacles, office/facilities accessories, and graphical office signage icons available throughout North America