The handle of the cover, instead of being attached to the center, is placed near the edge and bail of the pail. On the bail and just above the handle of the cover there is formed a loop large enough to accommodate the thumb.

the Bail Loop and the Handle Make It Easy to Remove the Cover with One Hand

Ill: the Bail Loop and the Handle Make It Easy to Remove the Cover with One Hand

With this arrangement, the cover may be removed with the use of but one hand.