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simplehuman

40 litre
slim step can
black plastic

sku# CW1361

Our slim plastic step can has a space-efficient shape that fits perfectly in tight spaces, like between cabinets. The strong steel pedal is designed to last, and our patented lid shox technology ensures a smooth, silent close every time. A slide lock helps keep trash in and pets and curious children out.

Our code K liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
4.8
23 reviews
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$40.00
year warranty
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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.

lock the lid shut

A slide lock securely locks the lid to help keep pets and curious children from getting into the trash.

space-saving shape

Designed to make the most of tight spaces.

stay-open lid

Dent-proof plastic lid keeps trash covered but stays open for as long as you like — perfect for longer chores.

built-in wheels

Built-in wheels make the can easy to move.

a simple promise

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

custom fit liners

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

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Great buy!

by PatriicaB
09/16/2013

We have a small medical practice and when I say small, I only mean our facility! Space has been an issue since day 1! This can is sturdy and attractive and fits quite nicely into a small space in our lab that would have gone unused without this can.

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The Right One

by ValerieS
07/29/2013

Just what I needed, slim for a specific space. My only complaint is that it moves too much, so I rated it 4 stars though 4.5 is probably more accurate. Even heavier stainless cans move, so why am I complaining.

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Sleek & attractive

by Nancy W
03/25/2013

I had purchased one of these through a local retail store. I liked it so much that I went on-line and purchased a 2nd one. I love the slim design. It fits great in a small area. Again, so much so that I have two side by side - one for normal trash and one for recycling. The black color also makes it possible to use it with just about any color scheme. And, I feel the price is right. I highly recommend this product.

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Stylish and space efficient trash can!

by ChansiP
02/27/2013

I own this product both in the larger 40 litre and the smaller version as well for my bathroom. I love this 40litre can. It fits perfectly in my smaller-sized kitchen and is very sleek and stylish. I find the lock feature nice, even though I don't even have pets. I like it just for adding an extra sense of closure the bin. I use the simplehuman trash bags with this can and find that the bag and can combined do well to block any odors that might come up from trash inside. I've had issues before with other trash cans so I really appreciate that this bin does the job stylishly and effectively. I found the price to be very affordable as well, since I previously felt priced out by other simplehuman trash cans. Great product. I highly recommend it (and the smaller version too is great!)

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Nice, but could be better!

by PhilipH
02/09/2013

We've had this trash can in our kitchen for a few weeks now. There are things we love and things we don't: Pros: -The step and lid work great! -The lid stays open all the way if you lift it up! -Plain, cheap "tall kitchen" garbage bags fit very well! -Looks nice! -Doesn't take up much space. Cons: -It has very useless wheels on the back. -The back edge of the lid is damaging our wall. So, I don't know why it has wheels on the back. It's easier to carry than to roll, if you want to bring it somewhere, but we just take the liner out and leave the can in the kitchen. On top of that, the wheels also make it so that the can moves rather easily if it gets bumped. That would only be a minor annoyance, except it invariably slides back toward the wall every time you step on the lever to open the lid. The back edge of the lid is the first thing to hit the wall, and if you operate the lid while its touching the wall, it can damage the wall. We've got normal, painted drywall, and it's got a couple gouges in it already. I'm thinking of making a wood base for it to sit in, so that it will stay in place.

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Perfect for my needs

by GabriellaS
02/01/2013

I got the trashcan in black and in grey, so that I could easily deal with trash and recycling. These trashcans actually look nice, and despite holding a lot have a surprisingly small footprint. Exactly what I was looking for.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A product that's finally outsmarted my cat.

by EB
01/21/2013

I have been locking my trash can in my bathroom, basement, and outside my door before leaving my apartment or going to sleep for as long as I can remember. One of my cats is particularly resourceful at finding ways into my regular flip lid trash can, and no amount of MacGyvering can deter him. I've tried piling stuff on top of the lid. Shoving the can in small places. Taping it shut. Making loud, scary noises every time he goes near it. Despite my best efforts, he uses his paws and extra large cat body to knock it over regardless of whatever contraption I've rigged. If he can't tip it over, he just climbs right in. I found this website and was skeptical. This is no ordinary cat. He's been called "the cat from hell." He has made his way into almost every "pet proof" product on the market. He laughs in the face of an automatic feeder. He uses his paw-hands to turn doorknobs and open doors. He get into kitchen cabinets with ease. He's locked himself in my bathroom (twice). On more than one occasion, I've found him in the refrigerator eating my sandwich meat (yes, really). I was afraid Houdini-cat would outsmart this product, too. With my hopes guarded, I made my way down to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to see it in person. I found a fairly ordinary white plastic trash can, with one incredible feature. A lid lock that I am sure my cat will not be able to open. There was another really nice looking can made by simple human that opened via no-touch sensor, which I thought would be convenient. Maybe I will own that can in another lifetime, when I don't live with Houdini-cat. For now, I will revel in my new found ability to go to sleep without first dragging trash across my apartment floor.

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Small yet Big

by ConnieP
10/03/2012

This fits perfect along my kitchen island and is very deceiving - it holds a lot of trash for it's size appearance.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I love a product that does what it is supposed to do and looks good too!

by georgannS
10/03/2012

I use this product in my kitchen all the time. It is a perfect size for my needs and fits in its space nicely, it has wheels (!), it looks good and seems to be well made.

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Fabulous item!

by S. D
07/03/2012

I have a narrow kitchen in an apt. I need space saving everything. This can replaced another very like it but this one has wheels which is even better. I also like the fact that the parts are metal which hinge the lid; the other was plastic and snapped. I am thrilled with this item. Put a permanent liner in it and now use normal garbage bags to hold trash. Great purchase.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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awesome

by NorbertoG
06/25/2012

It was a great purchase. Exceded my needs....love it...fits very nicely in my kitchen...and it has very unique look also

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Terrific Product

by LeslieK
05/01/2012

One of the best purchases I ever made, keeps trash covered and has hands-free opening. Absolutely love it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not Dog Proof

by NilsD
04/23/2012

I like this trash can. Its nice that it locks and has wheels... over-all its fine and dandy. However online there are a lot of reviews and marketing material that suggests the lock makes it dog proof. This is absolutely not the case as my dog was inside it within 60 seconds once i'd left the apartment.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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excellent buy

by wendyB
03/21/2012

great trash can. fits perfectly into a small pantry and is handsfree! love it!!!

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excellent trash can

by laurieM
03/19/2012

Great looking can with slim lines. Excellent opening and shutting with out touching the can.

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Awesome trash can!!

by KarenH
02/21/2012

This product is well made, looks good and best of all, toddler proof! Super easy to lock and unlock for the adults! The size keeps the trash to an easy carrying weight. And any store brand tall kitchen bags fit perfectly!

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Great Trash Can

by PhilT
01/30/2012

We ordered 2 of these for our kitchen, one for trash & one for paper recyling. They fit in perfectly. They are well made and reasonably priced and fit in well with the black appliances we have. I would highly recommend these to anyone. Only comment I would have is that the wheels in the back are probably unnecessary.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great Can!

by DanaH
01/16/2012

Good height; not too short! My pit cannot get into the trash with this can! Easy in and out bag replacement. The trash bag doesnt really show at the top when the lid is closed. Top and sides clean easily. Will order more!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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dog-proof

by PamJ
01/16/2012

We needed a trash can to keep the dog out, and this totally works. The only time she pulls the garbage out is if we forget to lock it.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Very nice

by mikeyW
11/22/2011

Stylish and surprising high capacity. The main reason for getting it, however, was the lockable feature so we can keep the dog out. It serves this function admirably. The very reasonable cost was a nice bonus.

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No More Doggy Spills

by DebE
10/19/2011

The container is nice and sturdy (heavy duty) and perfect for a bag of dry cat food. Once locked, the dog no longer succeeds in tipping it over and spilling the contents for a random snack. And, ordering on line was easy and the shipping was free --like I said, "perfect."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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tight fit, big review

by NikkiM
07/11/2011

We have a tight space that requires our trash can to fit between our cupboard and the swing of our frig. I was pleasantly surprised to find a slim fit trash can that was reasonably priced and durably built. This trash can fits the slim area, with big results!! We love it!!

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sleek

by LindaS
05/09/2011

This is an awesome trash can. It looks as nice as it functions. It is well made, and keeps the bacteria out of the room.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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