A container (10) for receiving contaminated clothing from an industrial environment such as a radiation work area is provided. The container (10) provides for a telescopic handle (30) and a spaced frame (20) extending around the container (10) which workers can grasp to maintain balance while changing into and out of protective clothing. The container (10) is preferably made of a metal which provides sufficient stability and rigidity for workers to brace themselves. The container (10) has a fittable lid (14) which provides for a telescopic handle (30) which can be used to pivot the lid (14) as well as providing a handheld support for workers.
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC0996-SR18500 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.