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4.5 litre
round step can
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# CW1852

This compact classic round step can is perfect for smaller spaces like a bathroom or an office. It features a durable steel pedal that opens the lid smoothly, and a removable inner bucket for easy trash disposal.

Our code A liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
14 reviews
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.

perfect for bathrooms

Fits well in bathrooms or wherever space is limited.

removable inner bucket

Inner bucket lifts out for easy trash disposal.

replacement bucket available

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

non-skid base

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


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 A 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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Just right, but could use a mechanical upgrade

by GordonK

This trash can works just as advertised: convenient, compact, good-looking and easy to clean. The lifting lever failed on ours, however, after about three+ years of use in a home bathroom. It was cheerfully replaced by SimpleHuman at no cost to us. The failure point should be easy to remedy by an engineering re-design. I'd be happy to buy another one but expect it to last the full ten warranteed years.

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Great Trash Can!!!

by JohnA

We have had simplehuman trash cans in our house for years and love them. They have lids that function well to keep the garbage looking neat. Also, if anything does go wrong simplehuman has excellent customer service to get the issue resolved. I would recommend these to anyone.

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love it

by lindaW

love it very cute and great bathroom size

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by natashaR

I just received my trash and both my husband and I are in love with it. When my husband laid eyes on it he was very happy to have gotten rid of the plastic one that we had in the bathroom. Thank you simple human. Will shop again soon!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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clean simple design-but not rust proof

by JamesM

Unlike your larger trash cans (which i also own), the lid has no close damper and slams shut. The base ring is not as soft and tactile as ned to keep can from sliding on tile floor as you step on the pedal to open the lid. This unit was bought to replace the one on my outdoor covered patio. The two prevuious units in the same location rusted (not eactly possible if this is 300 series stainless - must have not been pasivated). Does not live up to your normal prooduct quality.

note from simplehuman

Thank you for your feedback. Our trash cans are not designed for outdoor use and are rust-proof when used indoors.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Bathroom Can

by ConnieP

I have this in two bathrooms - it goes great with my brushed nickel faucets & towel bars. Wipes clean very easily.

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by MichelleM

We purchased this trash can to use in the house we are in the process of buying. However we realized it would come in very handy in our current situation in an upstairs apartment. We keep it at the bottom of the stairs and put the dog waste bags in it as the trash container is not near our apartment building. The can absolutely contains the odor. And it looks marvelous in the process!!!

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Where are the trash liners?

by JudyS

I wish you would have told me to purchase trash liners, I would have at that time!

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so far dog proof

by JanetW

Finally have a place to throw things away in the bathroom that the dog can't get into. Perfect size, looks good, easy to empty and keep clean. So until the dog figures out how to step on the pedal I'm sold!

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small, just what we needed

by LisaM

It's small and fits perfectly in our stalls in the bathroom.

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Good Product, perfect size

by DewayneS

I needed a small trash can with a lid , the trash can fit perfect and woks great. Shipped to me fast.

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Love this Trash Can

by Bonnie LeeY

I bought five of these to keep the dog from dragging the trash from the bathroom. I love them because they do not take up too much room. The dog does not drag the trash around the house no more. love the liner because it is easy to pull out and keep clean

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good deal for my use

by tanyaB

We use this as a compost collector in the kitchen before we take it to the compost pile. I like that I can lift the lid and drop scraps in with one hand without using the pedal and the liner is removable and washable. It is the second one of these we have had and we had the other one for a long time before it wore out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Puppy Proof

by ChristineM

I bought this can to keep my new puppy out of the garbage. It has definitely served its purpose. It is nice looking but needs to be windexed frequently to keep its shine(it is in the bathroom). I have had my electric toothbrush fall off the sink and hit the lid a couple of times. It now has 2 large dents on the top of the lid. May consider the plastic lid trash can next time.

note from simplehuman

We're glad to hear that our can helped your puppy stay out of the garbage. Since the can carries a 10 year warranty, we'd be happy to send you a replacement lid for your can. Please contact our customer service team or visit the troubleshooting section of our website. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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