40 litre
slim step can
grey plastic

sku# CW1363

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.
19 reviews
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.

  • 40 litre


Customer Reviews


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Handy, tall and slender, trashy beauty for the messy things in life ...

by DesertH

With its tall and narrow profile, it's truly a "breeze" to find a suitable place for this 40-liter slim trash can in your kitchen or wherever you may have a need for it. The lid opens smoothly and then closes slowly and quietly after actuating the foot pedal during hands-free operation. It is also a worthwhile and convenient feature to be able to keep the lid permanently open for a longer period of time, if need be. I liked the first one in black that I purchased in February 2013 on so much that I soon got a second one in a different color (grey/silver) for recyclable items. They are now both being used in my kitchen where they stand side-by-side with plenty of room to spare. I bought the second can directly from simplehuman on the Web with free shipping since they do not charge a "premium price" for certain colors like does. Whatever color you want the price is always the same. I also acquired some of the "Size K" simplehuman trash bags for these two cans and find that they do indeed fit quite well, but the claim that you can't see the bag when the lid of the trash can is closed just isn't true - not that it matters to me one way or the other. Overall, I am quite pleased with this purchase and can recommend this type of trash can without reservations for efficiently disposing of all the messy things in life.

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40 Litre, Slim Step Can, Grey Plastic

by PriscillaA

Very pleased with it and knew I would. A friend lent me a black one and I knew I wanted this item, only in grey. Thanks, Priscilla

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Love It!


This is a great trash can. It is well worth the money. I love that you can lift the lid manually and it will stay up for when you have multiple things to throw away. The locking lid is great for curious pets.

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Great Can!

by RyanA

I like this can because of it's slim size. Looks great and very functional. Really worth the price which isn't bad to begin with.

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by RosemaryH

Yes, you can! I like the look of stainless steel, however, they are impossible to keep clean in the kitchen. This step can is very easy to clean and is quite attractive. The best part is that it holds a lot and does not take up much space in my very small kitchen.

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Great slim can

by MarenB

Fits in small spaces, love that the top can stay open if needed, nice looking too!

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Not so doggy-proof

by JennV

I bought 2 of these, one for recycling and one for trash, in hopes of protecting our trash from our dog. My short-legged dog has no problem getting the locks open even after we bolted them to the wall so he couldn't tip them over for ground-level access. He unlocks them and then pulls the trash bag out to get the goods.

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Great recycling bin

by MaryH

Nice grey color gives you the stainless-steel look without the expense. We use this as a recycling bin and it does the job well while employing efficient use of space. The foot pedal works every time you press it, and the lid closes softly. Holds a regular 13 gal. trash bag.

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Favorite Can

by LJ

The can fits in our little trash can nook perfectly and hold a pretty significant amount of trash. 13 gallon bags fit wonderfully inside. For those who keep saying it moves when they push the pedal - are you kicking the can when you put your foot down?? Ours doesn't moves unless you bump into it...never when you just press the pedal. Love it! Would definitely buy again; this is our second one.

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by IJ

Love it. sturdy, no finger print and good looking!! nice surprise!! I will recommend it to anyone.

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Outfoxes the dog

by KenF

We bought this to thwart my sister's dog, who apparently can't be trained not to take stuff out of the trash. But since we got this trash can, she's been stymied.

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Best trash can ever...

by MarianeM

The quality of the trash can is excellent and it fits perfect into the narrow space in my kitchen.

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by LilyS

This trash can is very sturdy and inconspicuous. I actually use it as a diaper pail and love the locking feature so that my baby does not get into it. It has plenty of room and I'm considering getting another one for my kitchen. I also loved that simplehuman includes the shipping costs in the price! This product was worth every penny for us.

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sleek and gorgeous trash can (!?!)

by SueC

Works really well -- the bags I ordered fit perfectly, and it holds a lot without causing issues in overflow or breakage.

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Great item

by PatS

I finally found a decent working and looking trash can for a narrow space! Yeah!

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Everything I'd hoped

by KathyH

Just what I wanted! Very well made, slender to fit into a narrow space on my patio. It locks, rolls easily and I love the foot pedal opening and the silent closure. I just hose it off. It's perfect.

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The Best

by ThuL

I like everything about this trash can: tall, it offers a moderate capacity; slim, it's not obtrusive; plastic body, it's easy to hose down on the lawn and dry in the sun; grey, a mid-tone color for hiding soil; attached lid with foot control, no hand contact and no odor; and, wheel in the bottom for easy take out (when it gets a little heavy). I use it to store weekly recycling materials and I am so pleased with this product.

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Works Great!

by LeahE

We bought this b/c we have a baby and were tired of undoing all of the cabinet locks every time we needed to throw something away (used to keep garbage can under the sink). This is perfect! It's a good size, easy to open and the locking feature is great for babies and pets.

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