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40 litre
semi-round step can
stainless steel

sku# CW1954

Our semi-round step can has a flat back for easy placement against the wall and out of the way. Its large capacity is ideal for busy areas around the home. It has a dent-proof plastic lid and a durable strong steel pedal that is built to last.

Our code M liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
21 reviews
*ships free
year warranty
liner size

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.

plastic lid

Won't show dirt or fingerprints.

semi-round shape

Space-efficient semi-round shape is great for high-traffic areas.

slim profile hinge

Slimmer than traditional hinge designs, it allows you to place the can closer to 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.

a simple promise

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

custom fit liners

Our code M 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.

  • 30 litre

  • 40 litre

  • 40 litre


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Step can WasteBasket

by JerryP

I find this product to be both practical and stylish. I particularly like the added lip on the top which allows me the option of easily lifting the cover and flip something in. My previous can did not have this design.

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Great product, Great Company

by JohnD

We recently returned a simple human step can that we purchased a few years ago. We had an issue with it. The company backs their product 100% and sent us a new one. The new 40 litre, semi round trash can is great. There are no issues and we couldn't be happier with the product.

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Great Trash Can, Smooth Lid Closure

by StephenR

This is a great trash can. The value is unparraled to other trash cans. Great warranty and customer service. this company stand behind their product. I recomend buying all your trash cans from simplehuman!

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Love it

by NicoleD

This garbage can is sharp looking, easy to clean, and features a convenient slow real ease cover to avoid your fingers getting closed on. I love the ability to lock open as well.

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Best trash can I have ever owned

by DonL

As far as my family and I are concerned this is the best trash can I have ever owned. I think it is way overpriced, but you can't beat it for function.

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best trash can ever !

by doinaR

I like this product ! it look nice and the size is perfect!

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Love it

by AliciaS

This is absolutely perfect for my small galley kitchen - it sits next to a wall underneath my wall-mounted pot rack and coordinates beautifully with all my stainless steel appliances. Only trick is you do have to put it *slightly* away from the wall so that the lid mechanism works properly. I've had it for over a month now and I'm still glad I bought it - definitely worth the splurge.

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Love It!

by VanP

Have had this trash can for about 1 month now and am loving it! The foot pedal works flawlessly and keeps the garbage very neat and clean. Would definitely recommend!

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Kitchen half moon

by SueC

This garbage can has great features. The size is normal for a kitchen and holds average 13 gallon trash bage. I would like it a little better if it really was finger proof on the out side.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Never thought I could love a trash can!

by MichelleS

There's no place in my kitchen to store a trash can out of site. The plastic cans I've had drive me crazy! Lids don't stay in place, bags fall inside and they just don't look nice. $100.00 for a trash can was a bit of a splurge but well worth it! The flat back allows it to sit back nicely, things don't fall behind it. The bags stay secure and seem to hold more in this can than others. The stainless finsih matches my appliances and stays virtually finger print free. No more lid falling off resulting in an unclean, smelly can and the step on opening mechanism keeps the outside of the can from getting messy from dirty hands. This is a great can especially in a busy kitchen with messy kids!

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Love it!

by KimB

I love this trash can, it adds to the decor of my kitchen and it holds a good amount of trash. It's well made, sturdy and has a sleek design.

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Best Trash Can Ever

by ChickieA

Best garbage can I have ever had. It is a little pricey but it's worth all the money. It is well made and easy to get garbage bag out. It's a perfect size and looks very nice. Gets used every day. Perfect for my kitchen.

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Really good trash can!

by DominiqueN

My favorite thing about this can is that it is durable, and stylish. I use it daily, numerous times. The size is perfect and I enjoy the shape. It is a good investment!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Trash Can

by LoriW

I think this trash can is great. I have been very happy with it. It looks great in the kitchen. With two little kids we are in it constantly and it seems very durable. I bought it about 7 months ago and I am very satisfied with it. I would definitely recommend it.

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awsome trash can ever

by NancyJ

The first trash can I purchased several years ago, still have it and its in like new condition. I decided to get my daughter one. According to her she loves this trash can. We both love the size, she has a family of four, made very well, looks great. We both like that it sits flat against the wall.

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great trashcan

by DianaH

This trashcan is so stylish--matches the stainless steel appliances in my kitchen. So easy to operate-just step on the foot and it opens quickly and conviently. We gave one to our son & daughter-in-law as a Christmas gift since they admired ours so much.

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Handsome, yet practical

by KathleenI

I bought this trash can over a year ago and liked it so well that I bought another for my daughter. It is beautiful, fits nicely against the wall in the kitchen, and is highly functional. So far it has held up well. The only thing I have noticed at all after this amount of time is that the step pedal is showing signs of wear (paint is coming off.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great Design!

by StuM

It's such a pleasure to find such a well designed product! Real quality and worth every penny.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Worth every penny

by MaryW

I saw this can being used in a restaurant setting. I thought it would work well in our kitchen setting aganist the wall or at the end of the cabinet run. I wasn't disappointed. It's simple and easy

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Practical and pretty

by LuzS

Smart, practical and pretty ah! and affordable.

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Loved the trash can!

by PatriciaM

It is easy to keep clean, very sleek and stylish, and a great size for my daughter's family with small children.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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