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40 litre
slim touch-bar can
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# CW2016

Our unique touch-bar makes it easy to open the can from any angle. Just tap with your elbow, bump with your hip or nudge with your knee. And it stays open until you are ready to close it — ideal during food prep or while finishing up long chores.

Our code M liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
11 reviews
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easy open touch-bar

Our touch-bar is easy to open from any angle. If your hands are full, just tap with your elbow, bump with your hip or nudge with your knee — the possibilities are endless!

space-efficient hinge

Our specially shaped hinge is designed to move up and out of the way for the widest opening possible — without letting the lid hit the wall.

smooth and even

Unique dampers and precisely angled springs control the lid so it opens smoothly and evenly.

stay-open lid

The lid stays open for as long as you like — great during food prep or long chores.

lift-off lid

Lid lifts off easily for a quick bag change.

gentle slider discs

Nylon discs under the can make it easy to slide and gentle on your floors.

efficient, slim shape

Designed to make the most of tight spaces.

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.


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 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.

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Customer Reviews


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Nice looking, well made trash can

by AS

This trash can looks and functions very well. It is a good size for the kitchen. Simple human has excellent customer service but I shouldn't need it with this one. Thank you!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Trashcan

by Cindy P

Beautiful fingerprint-proof trashcan. It opens and closes easily, is slim and attractive looking for my kitchen. I love that the bags are tucked beneath the rim of the lid so nothing sticks out to look messy! Great purchase and highly recommended for any home.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great trash can, greater company

by Juston F

This trash can replaced it's 8 year older brother free of charge. The previous model had a plastic bracket that the springs attached to which snapped off. Contacted Simplehuman and they offered to replace the whole unit. I was shocked. Great company! The trash can looks sleek and has fluid motion. The steel is easy to clean when it occasionally needs it.

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Love my new SimpleHuman stainless trash can

by FeliciaZ

Love my new Simple Human stainless trash. It fits perfectly in the space I have it in and looks sleek. I have been a Simple Human trash can owner for over 10 years and this company is wonderful. They stand behind their products 100% and have wonderful customer service. Thank you

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by CTG

Super nice trash can, should have ordered it sooner..

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40 stainless can slim touch bar

by JF

Not as large as previous can they made. Dont like the slim have to hold it down to stay. Push it down too fast, it pops back up. Previously it was easier to close and open lid. Knee bar is too high, have to lift knee high in order to hit it. Dont like the steel top, shows all dirt and fingerprints. Liked the black lid it had before. Its a simple trash can, and is a large one .

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Awesome trash can

by KarenB

I had never heard of simple human before until I was getting ready to move into an apartment and they sent me a coupon. I used the coupon to buy this trash can among many other things. I love it. I no longer need to worry about pushing my trash bag down to get the air out of it. It is so easy to open and then change the bag. I can't say enough.

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40 litre, slim touch-bar can, fingerprint-proof stainless steel

by PhilS

Pricey, but works well, looks good

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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by Philip JS

really like the look and feel of this great looking trash can. Initial impression was it was pricey but the quality and style are great..

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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40 liter trash can.

by LisaR

I bought 2 of these. One for trash and the other for recycling. They are the perfect size to sit side by side and the 13 gallon trash bags fit perfect. It took a lot to spend that kind of money on a trash can but after sue hung for a tar I broke down. Very happy with my purchase. BTW my husband has no idea what they cost...he is on a need to know basis.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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by bobM

excellent product!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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