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The garbage can is a weapon in Dead Rising.

If thrown the garbage can may reveal random weapons or food inside, often Hunting Knives and Handguns. It is a container used to hold trash discarded by patrons of the Willamette Parkview Mall.

Its durability can be increased with the Lifestyle Magazine


  • Primary: Tap the X button button to swing the garbage can. Tap the X button button in succession to perform a three hit combo, with each hit dealing additional damage.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Right trigger trigger to go into aim mode, then tap the X button button to throw the garbage can.