They mostly contain various junk items such as clipboards, bottles, and shot glasses. They often contain around up to nine caps, and can even rarely contain Nuka-Colas, cartons of cigarettes, and sometimes various ammunition types.
- They can be found basically anywhere throughout the wasteland both on the surface and underground.
- The majority of them are in stores, buildings, and alleys.
- Getting the Scrounger and Fortune Finder perks can increase the amount of caps and ammunition found in garbage cans.
- Garbage cans may respawn random items every 72 hours, and for this reason they are not safe for player to use as storage.