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20 litre
butterfly step can
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# CW1837

Our butterfly step can has an innovative butterfly lid design that opens from the center for maximum clearance under low countertops. The slim, space-efficient shape makes the most of tight spaces. The strong steel pedal and patented lid shox technology ensure the can will function smoothly and quietly for years.

Our code E liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
11 reviews
*ships free
year warranty
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strong steel pedal

Our strong steel pedal is engineered to last over 150,000 steps — that's more than 20 steps a day for 20 years.

silent close lid

Our patented lid shox technology controls the motion of the lid for a slow, silent close. When the pedal is depressed, opening the lid, the damper forces air out so the lid opens quickly, then uses resistance to slowly let air back in so the lid quietly closes.

butterfly lid

Split doors open from the center for maximum clearance under low countertops.

internal hinge

Allows you to place this can right up against the wall.

stay-open lid

The lid stays open for as long as you like — perfect for longer chores.

non-skid base

Non-skid base has rubber pads that are gentle on floors and keep the can steady.

bucket park

For easy bag change, lift the inner bucket a few inches, tilt it toward you, then rest it in the bucket park position.

removable inner bucket

Durable inner bucket catches messy drips and lifts out for easy cleaning.

replacement bucket available

If your bucket gets messy over time, freshen up your can with an inexpensive replacement bucket.


Fingerprint-proof finish resists smudges to keep stainless steel shiny.

a simple promise

We use the best materials and solid engineering so our products will last for years.

custom fit liners

Our code E liners are designed to fit this can perfectly so they don't slip, and they stay completely hidden. Extra-thick plastic and double-seam construction prevent rips and tears.

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  • 20 litre

  • 30 litre

  • 45 litre

  • 40 litre recycler


Customer Reviews


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Rolls Royce Of Trash Cans

by ArisM

I chose the 20 liter one because my apartment is very small and this worked out great. Operates very smoothly and quite. It has a handle on the back which makes moving it very easy if you need to clean the area or even the trash can. It resists fingerprints well and easy to clean. The liners fit really well and convenient but expensive, I only try to buy them when I have an offer or if they are on sale. This is a beautiful can and its what I had expected from simplehuman. Its like having your Rolls Royce parked outside and you keep wanting to drive it.......I whish it was a Rolls instead!

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Nice Can

by KellyE

I needed a can that would fit under the bottom shelf in my pantry. This fits nicely and there is just enough room for opening with the butterfly lid.

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Dog Proof Trash Can

by SusanD

I am very pleased with the 20 litre, butterfly step can. My little dog cannot get into it which makes me very happy.

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Dog proof trash can

by SusanD

I am very pleased with my butterfly step can. My little dachshund cannot get into it and it holds more than my previous trash can.

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by RL

first time get a trash can doing properly what it's suppose to do....! it fits right in where I need, does not take more space for what the design is for... satisfied...!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Our in kitchen recycle can

by JeanetteY

We used to hang a plastic bag on the knob of a cabinet door for the recycles. We have a large Butterfly garbage can in the kitchen and we love it. I decided we needed another one of these but smaller to fit the area we had chosen. This 20L fits wonderful and we use it for the cans ,glass etc. Looks so much better and is so easy to empty. Love your products!! Sincerely, Jeanette Young

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Best bin I've ever bought

by CBE

Excellent bin, just as described. Bags very easy to insert and remove; being able to prop it open is really useful.

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Fits under kitchen island counter

by JeffJ

Not as much capacity as I would like, but it's the only thing I could find that fits under my kitchen island counter. I like the slow closing lids.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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20 litre butterfly can

by kathyW

The right size! Simple Human has created a great product-things I really like: the slow closing lid, the plastic pail insert that comes out for cleaning and the non smudge surface. Wish it was manufactured in the US--that is the only downside on purchasing the pail-sorry, stating designed in the US and assembled in China, does not make it with me. The liners fit perfectly and i think are comparable in price to store bought bags: my wish here is to see the bags made from recycled material. There is no indicator on the liner pkg of material make-up and of course, not made in the US....Taking money from the US economy, but not putting anything back---too bad. Otherwise, this can would get 5 stars

22 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Best bin!

by BeccyJ

Great bin which looks good in my brand new kitchen. Good size which is perfect holding recycling items until I'm ready to take them outside. Love the soft close and even better because fingerprints don't show like they do on normal brushed steel appliances and bins. Not cheap but worth the money

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Perfect bin

by AdeleH

This bin is great - a really smart design and beautiful to look at. We're replacing all our bins with versions of this!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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