simplehuman Touch-Bar Trash Can Recycler

Last updated: October 17, 2019


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Product Details

In our analysis of 160 expert reviews, the simplehuman Touch-Bar Trash Can Recycler placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Perfect Kitchen Companion The simplehuman 48 Liter / 12.7 Gallon stainless steel dual compartment touch-bar kitchen recycling trash can is easy to open from any angle with its unique touch-bar and stays open until you close it — ideal for food prep or while finishing up long chores. The touch-bar lid opens smoothly and evenly and lifts off for quick, easy liner changes. Its stylish stainless steel design enhances any home decor. Trash and Recycling All in One Place Big and wide dual compartments make it easy to sort your trash and recycling in one convenient place with one side for trash and one side with a recycling bin for all your recyclables. Custom Fit Trash Can Liners simplehuman Code G trash can liners are a perfect fit for this waste bin. They are made from extra-durable plastic with thick double seams to prevent rips and tears and have been rated among the top in strength comparable to other major brands. Extra strong to keep garbage in the bag — not on the floor or the bottom of your trash can. Brand Story We design tools that help people become more efficient at home. Day to day life has room for improvement. That’s the basic thinking behind simplehuman. Many activities in our daily routine are so basic that we take them for granted. Washing our hands, cleaning up after a meal, grooming and prepping our appearance. Through innovation and new technologies, we find ways to streamline these simple tasks. We call our products tools for efficient living.

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

For busy families who need a little help staying organized, look to the Simplehuman CW2018. It has color-coded buckets to minimize confusion, and the well-placed touch bar makes it easy to open with a gentle bump or tap from any angle.
The lid opens smoothly and evenly with the help of the angled springs. The container is made up of high quality brushed stainless steel. The inner pockets are removable and each pocket can hold 24 liters of garbage.
- The Z9
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