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Buyable Outdoor Trashcan

by Oceanangel2you Posted 4th Jan 2006 at 3:40 PM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 6:28 PM by -Maylin-
42 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

I had a request from someone who just wanted to be able to use the outdoor trashcan that comes with every lot in buy mode for a movie, so after many hours of trying to figure out how to get this object in buy mode and get it to show up, here it is and I would like some people to test it to make sure it works on their game.

It seemed so simple once I figured it out, but for hours it seemed hopeless, then I finally got it to show up in buy mode but it was invisible, so then that is when I realized what I was doing wrong and went back and golly gee wiz I got it right.

There is no color change to this, just the can, if you want different colors by all means change them, but I am done for now.
Style: Retro
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 306.5 KB · Downloads: 6,949 · 4th Jan 2006
306.5 KB 6,949 4th Jan 2006
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.

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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 13th Jan 2006 at 9:14 PM
Great! Thankyou.
Field Researcher
#27 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 3:58 AM
Yay, it's a trashcan. Thank you for this.


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Lab Assistant
#28 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 8:33 PM
will it override the other outdoor trashcan
Field Researcher
#29 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 3:38 AM
Thanks for this! Cool

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Field Researcher
#30 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 11:45 AM
Originally Posted by kittyboy
will it override the other outdoor trashcan
No it will not I made 14 recolors for it and the original trash can still shows on the fact they both have different names. If you use the moveobjects on cheat and pick up the original outdoor one it'll actually say outdoor...the others have their own name given by Ocean Thanks again for this trash can Ocean! :wave:
Forum Resident
#31 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 6:05 PM
i'm getting an error when downloading the file..
is it just me?
Forum Resident
#32 Old 26th Feb 2006 at 5:07 PM
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Original Poster
#33 Old 4th Mar 2006 at 4:08 PM
Yeah I rename all my recolors or hacks so they will be seperate so they all have their on Guid number.

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Test Subject
#34 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 9:26 PM
I need this... Now that I've installed Open For Business and the maids are finally taking the trash out, I realized one of my lots has lost its outdoor garbage can. I'm sure you can imagine the maid taking the trash out of the trash compactor, putting it on the floor, putting it back in the trash compactor, taking it out, putting it on the floor, etc. until "it's getting late, I have to leave now"!

Now I guess I'll test to see if it works with the new EP, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 20th May 2006 at 2:36 PM
Thank you very much. I have been looking all over this site for the Can. I need it for a house where it mysteriously disappeared. It didn't come up when I used search.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 1st Jul 2006 at 8:18 AM
A simple thing can be a BIG thing after all

Thanks so much! A trash can might not seem like a big deal to some, but it IS part of life and the game.

It must have racked your brain to figure out how to make this a buyable object. Amazing!

I had downloaded a house, but it had NO TRASH CAN... just the mailbox. It probably would have had my SIMS stomping and whining! Thanks a lot for making these.

Sometimes what seems like a simple thing can be a BIG thing after all!


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#37 Old 7th Jun 2012 at 1:00 PM
Very good,thank you vm.
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#38 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 4:41 AM
I know there are a lot of people looking for buyable trash can but cant find the download. I have googled and searched many other websites to finally come to this. Thank You! Great Job!
Field Researcher
#39 Old 17th Nov 2014 at 10:51 PM
Thanks so much! I was able to use this to turn a community lot to a residential lot (along with mailbox from different site). I have AL and have had no issues yet.
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#40 Old 18th Oct 2015 at 11:33 PM
Thank you much
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#41 Old 8th Jun 2016 at 8:22 AM
Test Subject
#42 Old 17th Jun 2021 at 3:49 AM
Hy I downloaded this into my game but my Sims living in the apartment I placed it in won't put their garbage in it, so their garbage piles up in their space. :\ Not sure if it's conflicting with another mod as I'm not getting an error message, they just won't do it.
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