48 litre
rectangular sensor recycler
fingerprint-proof stainless steel

sku# ST2002

Our touch-free rectangular sensor can recycler opens automatically with just a wave of your hand — from any angle — so throwing trash away is quick, efficient, and hassle-free. It also has our unique multi-sense technology that reacts and adapts to your behavior so it won't open unexpectedly or close before you've finished your task. Its two inner buckets and space-efficient shape make it easy to separate trash and recyclables in one place.

Our code G liner fits this can perfectly — no bunching or slipping for a cleaner trash experience.
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recycle it!

Neatly sort your trash and recyclables in this dual-bucket recycler. It makes eco-friendliness very space-efficient.

robust mechanism

The clutch system temporarily disengages to prevent any damage.

energy efficient

Lasts up to 1 year with 6 alkaline C batteries (not included), or use with optional power adapter.

easy-access battery compartment

Conveniently located on the back of the can. No fumbling under the lid to change batteries.

odorsorb filter

Natural charcoal filter is integrated into the lid to absorb odors.

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 buckets

Durable inner buckets catch messy drips and lift 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 G 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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Worth the money!

by Rob W

Works great and is perfect for a family of 4. Initially thought it would be too small since it has a recycler receptacle but the tall bins make up for it. Don't hesitate to get one. The fit and finish is impeccable and I am proud to own one. Never thought I would be so attached to a trash can! :-)

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Sensor recycler great, don't know how long I lasted without it

by SallyS

We have had our sensor recycler for several months now. When I bought it there were some old, fairly negative reviews on the site but I thought I would give it a try anyway. It is terrific. Yes, I am used to having larger cans but the size is perfect for my kitchen and handles my regular and recycle garbage all in one unit. If it were larger it would take up the space my two old style cans used to take, which is too much. The stainless steel matches my appliances and is easy to clean. The bags could be stronger - if you push down too hard to get as much as possible in the can you run the risk of tearing the bag. But can size and bag strength are worth it for the convenience of just passing a hand (or arm or anything) over the top of the recycler and having it open. No more fumbling with messy trash in your hand, trying to get it into the garbage. And there is NO smell! That is the best thing - no matter what is in there, once the lid closes I don't even get a faint whiff of it. I bough the power adapter because I don't like to mess with batteries. Occasionally the lid stays up and I need to unplug and plug it back in, but that doesn't happen often and it's not a problem. I would definitely recommend this product. You can wash and reuse the filters and the bags are available locally at Bed, Bath & Beyond so are easy to obtain.

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Works Great

by Bill L

Works great, just what I wanted. Of course, I've only had it two weeks or so. Plenty of time for something to go wrong.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Too small

by JamesL

Trash can seemed great but each side should be larger, milk cartons take up the entire recycle side.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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very impressive

by richardR

i was worried this wouldnt work well, but the can functions as it should. it would be nice if it were slightly larger all around giving more room to the cans inside, but as it is it is adequate. everyone that comes over thinks it it is nice

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Waiting for a can with 3 compartments...

by JessicaH

Absolutely fantastic!!! I use the recycling side as a green bin (for compostables) lining it with a bio-degradable bag. Absolutely LOVE this. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because I am waiting for a model that combines all three: trash/recycling/compost.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Good but

by MichaelN

Great to use, looks fantastic next to other stainless appliances in kitchen. Kids actual want to throw away their garbage. Can is a bit smaller than regular kitchen garbage. I wish there were blue colored bags for the blue recycling bin which is covered by a garbage bag. Would buy again

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Very smooth

by RonW

Favorite thing - it works. I mean, it opens when it's supposed to and does what the marketing claims, though it falls short of reading my mind. The thing I'm most pleased about is that it opens fast. I mean, it takes 2-3 seconds to fully open, but it's about 1 second before it's open enough to do a typical throw-away. It's a good looking unit and the size is perfect for a single-person home. I live in a "single stream recycling" city, so all recycling goes in one pail. So I use one side of this unit for trash, the other recycling. I need to empty it every 2-3 days. If considering purchasing, top consideration should be size - will it fit your space. Also know that while the sensor is insensitive when the pail is closed (so it doesn't open when you're walking by), it gets very sensitive when the unit is open (per marketing, and I agree it's useful, this is so the unit doesn't close if you're spending an extended time throwing stuff out). BUT, there's a downside, depending on your space. When open, the sensor will see if ANYTHING is about 4 feet directly above the front of the can. if you have a shelf above the unit, you'll likely have a problem.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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toooooo small

by michael S

idea great bad to try to force customer to use your bag and size much to small compared to 13 gal tall kitchen need trash and recycle to be 13 gal then a great product

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Love it!

by CM

This is a luxury item but I love how nice the can looks. For two people, we only have to empty it 1-2 times a week.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great for recycling!

by LM

Love this item. We recently began recycling and have found this to be a sufficient way to do so! We are still trying to get used to walking by the can and it opens automatically. Not sure if it's us or the can? But enjoy our purchase Thank you for making bags that fit perfectly !

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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It's OK

by GabrielleC

I was very excited for this trash can because of the combination trash & recycling. To my disappointment, it came broken. Luckily, my husband was able to fix it in turn avoiding the hassle of shipping it back. Still unacceptable in my opinion, I guess it was pretty bad according to him & you'd have to be pretty handy to tackle that project (I never saw it because I was out of town). Everything is great with this trash other than the sensor. Your hand has to be right over the sensor for it to open. And the lid will close on you if your taking a long time changing the trash which is very annoying! It just decides when it wants to close & once it has started closing there's no way to stop it unless u manually lift the lid which ur not supposed to do. Also, if ur trash is overloaded (plastic bottles for example) it will continue to try to close making an awful noise until u remove what's preventing it from closing all the way. All in all it is a nice looking product, very streamlined, good size and great for recycling so u don't have to run to the garage 50 times a day to throw out recycling but the sensor needs work, I mean that is what your paying the substantial amount of money for so it should work properly.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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by SidB

This can is genious!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great Trash Can, But Pricey

by LuraL

We have had this trash can for a month, and so far it performs well. It is compact enough to fit easily where our old trash can was, but still big enough to hold a week's worth of trash and recycling (for a household of 3). It looks great and functions well.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Not What I Expected

by LeslieS

Well, I thought this trash can would open as soon as I would pass by it so I can throw out the trash, but no. It doesn't do that. I have to swerve my hand over the sensor on top for the lid to open. For that, I would have gotten the trash can with the foot peddle. It's kind of a bit annoying.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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One cool can

by DavidA

Awesome can. Kids love it. Wife likes it. Most of all my customer service experience was top notch in making sure I got what I wanted and was completely satisfied. Recommended to all my friends!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Love it, But...

by RudolfW

I love this trash can, it looks great in my kitchen. However, I wish it had a button to keep it open and which I can push again to make it automatic. It been working flawlessly, but recently there are times when it opens and forgets to close. I do not know why it does not close. I would walk away and come back 5 minutes later and its still open. So I wave my hand over the sensor and it closes a few seconds later. I don't know why this happens.

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