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simplehuman 50 litre semi-round step can mocha plastic, Pedal Keeps Breaking

We purchased this trash can to stop our medium sized dog from getting in. The lid of the first unit we ordered was not properly aligned with the bin so that it would not lock. The second one came the same way, possibly even worse. We ended up applying some force to bend the bin plastic so that the lid would lock and left it locked for 3 days straight. This seemed to have forced it to the correct shape. Now it works well, the lock is pretty tight and so far our dog has been unable to open the lid. There’s nothing really fancy about this bin and in my opinion it’s not worth $50. Even though it does it’s job.

I got this can to replace my simplehuman stainless steel one i have had for about 8 years. Nothing wrong with my old can except it is too small for my household needs and a small pain to change bags. So i went bigger with this one which was way over due. I have to say i expected the gray to be a bit darker. I saw a gray one same brand, different model at lowes, and the finish was nicer and color darker. So i ordered this one, especially since the photo looked darker, and was a bit let down. Maybe should have gone with the black to match my stove and dishwasher. Easy assembly with only the lid to attach. I read others that said it was horrible, but only took me about 5 minutes. Trick is to pull the lever up and put the lid on the lever first, then apply hard direct pressure to each attachement bar seperately. You really got push hard and directly over the bar. And once it snaps in, you are donei am hoping this one holds up as well as my last simplehuman one. Update****the handles finish is coming off fast. Very disappointing bc it looks horrible.

We’ve had this trashcan for about 2. 5 years, bought it from amazon in august of 2014. Pros: it’s been mostly great, a big step up from the basic rubbermaid we had before with no lid. Our kids were toddlers at the time and have mostly grown out of the ‘throw everything away’ phase of toddlerhood, but the lock was amazing at deterring them. Nowadays we don’t lock it because we have no pets and the kids are old enough that they know what’s trash and what isn’t. It’s nice looking, and it sits somewhat prominently in our kitchen area, so that’s a big plus. It’s also sturdy and has a wide base, so there have been no tipping over issues. Regular generic box brand bags have fit great. It’s against the end our cupboards/counter, and no matter how hard we try to keep it from hitting up against the counter, it always migrates.

Key specs for simplehuman 50 litre semi-round step can mocha plastic + code P 60 pack liners:

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  • Secure slide lock
  • Large capacity for high-traffic areas and busy households
  • Strong steel pedal
  • Lid shox technology for a smooth, silent close
  • Designed to fit simplehuman trash cans perfectly
  • No bunching, overhang or slipping
  • Extra-durable plastic and thick double seams
  • Tear- and leak-resistant garbage bags

Comments from buyers

“Great except for one annoying thing, Stone=Gray, Not White, Beware: Recently-manufactured gray versions of these have weird marks on the top and down the side”

We had first looked at the auto-sensing trash bins (we are technology buffs), but since our bin sits next to our pantry door we figured a sensor would ‘auto-open’ every time we opened the pantry door itself. Glad we decided on this instead, since it is a perfect balance of style, price, and function. About 2 other reviewer’s comments:i read another reviewer’s post about ’13 gallon bags not fitting’ but we’ve tried several brands and they all fit just fine. Currently we buy a huge roll of standard trash bags from target for $4 and have no issues. I will say that you do have to stretch the top 1/2′ to fit the bag over the rim, but i believe that is by design because it holds there perfectly. The bags never tear at the rim, and the bags never sag into the can. Another reviewer also said the top of the lid flopped about every time they pressed the pedal down, and would never close correctly. I think this is because, when the can arrives it is already connected to the base via the lifting bar that extends up the back from the pedal. What the other reviewer failed to realize (most likely), is that the lid still has two clips on it that need to be snapped into place once you receive it. Once attached properly it functions perfectly.

This is the best trash can i’ve ever had. It’s sturdy, my dog can’t open the lid, the lid stays closed, and the trash bags are awesome and worth the extra money. My one issue is with the chrome handle on the lid. As you can see, it’s discolored pretty bad. This started happening less than a month after i got the can and has only worsened over time. I have no idea what is causing the issue and when i try to clean it off, it just gets worse. For a $50 trash can, i didn’t expect something like this to happen.

I had one of these (in black) for years and loved it. Ordered a replacement (in gray) a few weeks ago and noticed it had weird scratch-like marks on the lid and down the side. I know it’s just a trash can, but it’s really noticeable – i expect a new trashcan to not look scratched when i’m paying this much money for one. I ended up getting 3 different replacements (thanks, amazon customer service), and they all had the exact same marks, clearly due to some defect with the plastic molding. In fact, if you look closely on the image on the amazon page, you can see the marks there, too. I contacted simplehuman, and their response is that these marks are ‘normal. ‘ however, my old can had no such marks, and anyone looking at it can see that mistakes were obviously made, probably on a large scale, and they’re just hoping most people won’t notice or care. So – if this sort of thing bothers you, consider yourself warned about the gray color.

This was my christmas present for my cat. He might not appreciate it much, but we sure do. Until this came in the mail, mr. Tapeworm mcrabies (aka tapers the cat) got put in the bathroom every night since thanksgiving when he assisted the turkey carcass in climbing out of its plastic sterilite grave the day after thanksgiving and spreading its bones all over the floor even though we’d had a rube goldberg chair trap in place against the lid to prevent just that. That was pretty much the last straw for tapers vs. Sterlite garbage can, so off to the internet i went. The stainless steel ones really look nice, but at $180 for this size in metal, i just could not justify it, so i ended up with this plastic one. (and really, $50 seems like so much for plastic, doesn’t it?)i ordered the grey one directly from the website (figured it would show dirt less) but so far am very happy with it. If you order from the simplehuman website they’ll let you include a personalized gift card. Mine said ‘hey cat, good luck getting into the garbage now that it locks.

When they are new, stainless steel appliances look great. But if the manufacturer uses a low-grade steel, the appliance will eventually tarnish. And if stainless steel becomes dented, you can see the dent from a mile away. I bought this plastic unit for those reasons. It is very tough and strong and will never show any ugly dents. You can use the foot pedal to open the lid or you can lift the lid manually (which i prefer). If the lid is lifted with the foot pedal (or lifted manually part way), it will close by itself. If the lid is opened manually to it’s fully open position, it will stay open. There is no removeable inner sleeve or canister.

I thought this stone color would be white or off-white, but it is a mid-tone grey. You can’t tell from the picture, but the top juts back 2-3 inches farther than the body of the can, so it doesn’t sit flush against the wall. The quality seems fine, but it’s not a good trash can if you need it flush again the wall in a narrow space. Very easy returns even though it wasn’t fulfilled by amazon. I would buy from this company again.

I was looking for a solution to keep my dogs out of the trash. I found these, read all the reviews, and decided this was the trash can that would make my families dreams come true. The can arrived in a huge box, but i was disappointed to see that it was not assembled. Putting the lid on was fairly easy. The 13 gallon kitchen bags we have always used fit perfectly. The step pedal works fine for opening the lid, although the slow close feature is slightly annoying. Pet people will pay extra for stuff. So it was a stroke of marketing genius that this can was marketed specifically toward people with trash-digging dogs. I am not sure what i was expecting.

I absolutely love the look of this trash can, but it is not stable enough to stay in one place. As soon as someone pushes down on the pedal, it starts scooting, and quickly finds itself pressing against whatever is behind it. For me, that is a wall, which it has scratched so much that we have had to paint the area. If it was made with the bottom a bit heavier, i don’t think this this would be a problem, because as it gets filled with trash it moves less. We even attempted to make it stop scooting by adding a rug beneath it, but it still seemed to be very unstable and moved over time (though it did take longer. ) i am currently looking to replace it with something that won’t move about and scratch my wall.

I’ve owned two of these over the years, one of them is in my bathroom and one is in the kitchen. I love them exceptboth have had one side of the foot pedal break, the same side, looking at the front, the right side of the pedal breaks on the inside. It still works, still opens if i press on the left side, if i put my foot near the middle. It’s just annoying thath this has happened to two of them. I’m going to take one apart and try to fix it, the problem is the little piece that holds the pedal in has snapped. Not sure if i’ll be able to fix it, however it’s worth a shot.

This is my second trash can from simple human, and it’s fine as trash cans go. The reason for the lower rating here on amazon is that it ships without the lid attached for some strange reason. When i bought this the first time years ago, i bought it at bed bath & beyond, and the lid was attached. The picture that comes with this unit regarding the attaching of the lid is ridiculous, making it look like, once you get the long metal hook in the right slot (connects with foot opener below), you just slide the two other lid stabilizers onto the little plastic bars to secure them. Well, let me tell you, there is no easy sliding on there. You have to use quite a bit of force to get them in position. I finally just smashed them in place with the lower part of my palm, and they finally sat correctly. Next time, it’s bed bath & beyond, for sure.

The mocha color is really nice. It closes quietly and locks shut. I would like to address the issue people have with it moving when it is opened and scratching the wall behind it. There is a ‘wall bumper’ on the back of the can that swings up and locks into place (we thought it was a handle at first). When the bumper is against the wall the trash can doesn’t move and the hinge doesn’t scratch the wall. Mine had a sticker on the bumper that identified it’s use. While this is an expensive trash can it is very attractive, closes quietly, and locks to keep animals and small children out.

In and of itself, this is a nice trash can. I ordered it because i have one dog who was able to unlock the mechanism on my old trash can and i needed to be able to keep him out of the trash. I am pleased with the overall look and working mechanisms of the trash can, and would probably give it at least a 4 star rating, if not a 5 star rating, if it weren’t for the price. The materials and basic construction of the trash can do not warrant a $50. I would have rather spent that kind of money locally and bought a nicer trash can for the same amount of money. Typically returning a product to amazon is relatively smooth and painless, at least in my experience, but timing was not on my side. I will keep this trash can and endeavor to get my $50.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Slim Jim Trash Can Waste Receptacle – The trashcan of my dreams!

Love this trash can and the lid we purchased separately. Expensive, yes but all good trashcans are. (just take a look at simplehuman prices, ick). Everything works great and it fits perfectly in my small trash spot, its just we are having issues finding a bag that fits. The 13 gallon certainly doesn’t fit so i got 20 gallon. Even the 20 gallon doesn’t have a mouth wide enough to go around the top. I’m wondering if its the drawstring kind thats the issue as it doesn’t stretch enough. So we’ll try 30 gallon, but in a 16 gallon trash bin it seems a waste. I wonder if i can find a non drawstring wide mouth 20 gallon?.

Perfect size for under my desk. I needed to keep the dog from getting in my office trash (he likes eating recyclables) and comes up to the top of the underside of my desk, not allowing him to sneak in for a treat.

We bought several of these slim jim containers for recycling different materials. They seem sturdier than they are. One was blown across the lawn into a wall and the corner cracked. For the money, and from the feel of the can, i expected better. Here are the specifications for the Rubbermaid Commercial Products Slim Jim Trash Can Waste Receptacle:

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  • Venting channels make removing liners from the trash can up to 60% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of worker injury
  • Four bag cinches secure liners around the rim of the receptacle and create quick, knot-free liner changes
  • Robust handles at the base and rim of the garbage can resist tearing and improve control while lifting and emptying
  • Rib-strengthened rim resists crushing while the step design prevents jamming when nested
  • Crafted of the highest quality commercial-grade materials for superior durability

This slim jim trash can is perfect for a small kitchen. It holds a 30 gallon trash bag perfectly. The brown color looks good with wood floors. The only downside is it does not have a top. Overall a great trash container that doesn’t take up a lot of space and manages to look stylish.

I bought this for a thin cabinet pull out trash can. Still had to trim the edges to fit my thin cabinet. But it is a good quality can and the trash bag comes out easily even when compacted.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Exactly what we needed!
  • Bought two to organize gardening tools
  • Awesome trash can is awesome

If i could rate this 10 stars i would. My kitchen is a glorified closet, actually a glorified closet is like the vast serengeti compared to my kitchen. Not only does this hold a week’s worth of garbage but it’s slim design is perfect. I am so happy that i can open my fridge with a trashcan in my kitchen.

Didn’t notice until i started shopping around for bags that it is really difficult to find bags that are made for this can. I ended up settling on 55 gal bags that do the job, but just don’t seem to work like bags made for the can. Other than that it’s a great trash can.

For a large family who cares more about function than style this is an awesome trashcan. Combined with the lid it has managed to keep the dog and kids from dumpster diving for interesting things. The lid also comes in handy to let you know when it needs to be empty because it will no longer shut. It uses large size trash bags. We buy the clear ones from costco. I love the system for securing the bag and the holes on the bottom that allow for easy removal. With the lid it is only a couple of inches shy of the counter top. At first i didn’t like that fact but now i find it is one of its’ best qualities. It is very easy to remove scraps and trash from food prep without making a big mess.

Have this on my front porch for recyclables. It fits on the side of a bench and holds a lot of coke and beer bottles. I don’t like them amassing in my kitchen so outside the door is a perfect spot. When full i just take the whole thing to the side of my house where the separate bins are and sort. It is heavy duty and i expect it to last quite long.

Rubbermaid trash cans work and last a long time.

So tired of the traditional small kitchen bins that basically fill up every couple of days. This bin holds a 33 gallon trash bag perfectly, with enough overhang to use the built-in cinches on the sides. The venting channels also seem to help the bag slide out more easily. The plastic is also very heavy-duty. This is not the $10 bin you can get at walmart – it’s way better. I chose the grey color, as it’s in the neutral palette for my house.

Bought for work and it hasn’t cracked or anything after being super used.

We replaced a couple large round trash cans with these slim units. They don’t hold as much but they take up a lot less space in the kitchen and the bags aren’t so large and heavy. That said, they hold a surprising amount for the floor space they take up.

Who knew trash cans cost so much?. I must say that i should never have to replace this trash can because it is a very sturdy trash can. It is the perfect size as well. Bags from any store, which fits perfect. I have bought 3 trash cans in the last 5 years that turned out to be utter junk (step pedal trash cans). So in the long run i will be saving money by not having to buy another can. I suggest getting the lid that you place on top of the can that does not swing. The lid is called ‘handle top’ for slim jim trash can. I read a lot of bad reviews on the swinging lids.

Very well construction, heavy duty. I use a regular, hefty, 30 gallon, draw string liner. They are a good fit but, being ’round bags’ they are a little tight over the rectangle trash can. I need to find the correct ‘slim jim’ liners.

This thing is actually pretty nice when you have a larger family. Our kids are younger and we end up with a lot of trash.

We bought it because our little dog kept knocking over every other kitchen waste can we used. The little monster can’t knock this over. Yeait is a great counter height and depth, and bottom heavy enough to keep it really stable. One thing to consider is trash bag options. Since it has a 33′ perimeter opening, we need to buy a pretty large trash bag.

If you live in the country and like to reuse empty feed bags as your trash bags this is the perfect size container. I also like that this is a much heavier plastic than anything you’ll find at wally world or target.

Bought two to organize gardening tools – rakes, hoes, brooms – anything with a long handle. You will need to weight it down but it does the trick and keeps the garage tidy.

Ok for $30 on sale, but definitely not the regular price of almost double that. It should at least come with a basic flat lid that is made of the same material and thickness. I made the mistake of buying the ‘flap’ lid that was cheap quality and $33.

Evolve Skins Recycle Sticker Trash Bin Label – 4″ x 4″ – Organize & Coordinate Garbage Waste from Recycling – Great : The dimensions are on the PRODUCT TITLE!!

Trash stickers are pealing up after 1 day on the can. Yes i cleaned it with alcohol first before application on brand new receptacles located on a covered patio.

Stars cuz of price for what you get.

Recycle Sticker Trash Bin Label – 4″ x 4″ – Organize & Coordinate Garbage Waste from Recycling – Great for Metal Aluminum Steel or Plastic Trash Cans – Indoor & Outdoor – Use at Home Kitchen & Office

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  • ✓ SIMPLY UNBEATABLE – Don’t stress about choosing between quality and price. This recycle logos and trash sign adhesives are affordable and long lasting. Made with the highest grade vinyl and a finishing coat of lamination, these durable decals offers trouble-free performance and does not leave sticky residues when removed. Unlike the gimmick of competitor brands, our non magnetic print is easy to use; simply peel, stick, and smooth out air bubbles with a credit card. There is no comparison.
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Have been on our garbage and recycling for 6 months now.

Works good to mark recycling bin.

These stickers are exactly what i was looking for to use on my trash cans in my florida room. I had previously taped a label on each to indicate which can was for trash/recycling use, but people still got them mixed up. Anyway, we had 2 parties recently and these quality, bold stickers did the trick. They are perfect and were easy to apply.

Recycle Sticker Trash Bin Label – 4″ x 4″ – Organize & Coordinate Garbage Waste from Recycling – Great for Metal Aluminum Steel or Plastic Trash Cans – Indoor & Outdoor – Use at Home Kitchen & Office : My only concern is that the stickers seem to not be waterproof so i am not sure how they will hold up when i wipe down the trash cans.

A little hard to peel the backing off but great added stickers to our garage cans.

I have 2 trash cans and i labeled both. It makes people recycle ?.

The colors and details are sharp. The stickers go on easily with no bubbles. They’ve been very useful, especially when we have guests over.

The stickers should hopefully provide a clear indication of the purpose of my waste receptacles.

Just your average stickers to get the point across of recycling vs trash. Slightly laughing at the ones who are complaining how it is too small when the dimensions are clearly right on the product title. C’mon people let’s use our heads.

Cannot be placed on some lids though, any that are dome shaped. If surface is only curved or flat these work great. We were constantly asked by guests which was garbage, now it’s obvious and no more questions.

These are nice quality and look good. They’re just kind of big looking on my trash cans at home. Wish they came in a smaller option. Also tough to get them on without any edges coming up on the slightly curved surface of my trash and recycling cans.

Zero confusion for guests and very handy.

I put them on the lightly textured lids of my patio trash cans. They are exposed to rain and sun and are holding up perfect. Party guests don’t need to ask where they should put recycling.

Bought to use on our electronic trash cans to make sure people place trash and recycling in the proper bin. Perfect size and so easy to use. Exactly what we were looking for.

They are a good size and do the job.

This may sound dumb, but we’ve gotten a couple compliments since putting these on our kitchen trash cans. These stick well and are durable. Great for kids to keep them straight.

Needed just a sticker for our white plastic trashcan so the kids would understand which was which. Worked perfect, looks nice, and went on fine. It’s been a couple weeks and they are working great.

Everyone who sees these labels on my trash cans love them.

Nice tickness, easy to peel and stick.

Hoop The Ultimate Compost Bin Alternative & Compostable Bags : Pretty cheap. Plastic insert doesn’t hold the bag very

After our town switched to composting, i spent an embarrassingly long time researching various compost bin options. This is great, keeps the trash from smelling, and is easy to adjust and change. The screws on the top make it easy to adjust and take out, and it’s never felt gross or slimy like some of the other options.

Great solution for composting in a household with a small kitchen. We don’t have much room for additional bins and the countertop option would take up too much valuable counterspace. This clips right to the side of your current bin, and the bags are easy to load and unload.

It’s been a great bin so far. The close feature is my favorite part.

My city just started collecting compost and i was looking for a way to collect organic rubbish. My kitchen is tight on counter and cabinet space so that was why i purchased the hoop. It has performed its function perfectly. After reading other reviews that said it broke, i have handled it carefully but it hasn’t shown any signs of stress even when supporting a fully loaded bag. The only issue i have had is that the screws that are meant to tighten the hanging brackets to the garbage can don’t stay tight so i occasionally have to adjust them. I just ordered a second hoop for my guest house.

  • Excellent idea, but time will tell if it is built well enough
  • Great concept, iffy quality–good service, though.
  • This works great in my small kitchen!

The Ultimate Compost Bin Alternative & Compostable Bags, For Kitchen Organic Waste Collection, By Hoop Compost (White)

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  • Simplifies in-home organic waste collection for compost
  • Out of the way & less visible in kitchen (alternative to a traditional compost bin)
  • Improves cleanliness, reduces odor & limits fruit flies
  • Fits existing trash can and is easy to install & clean
  • Includes 3 month supply of certified compostable bags (25 count)

I love that it doesn’t take up much room and fits off to the side in the kitchen trash can.

Not big enough or sturdy enough. Only ended up using it once and then going back to my old under counter canister. I was really hoping it would work.

This handy little gadget does its job collecting scraps for my worm bin. One of the plastic tabs broke and the seller provided replacement parts free of charge and was very responsive.

I really love this idea, but i fight with the bag every day to stay in.

Simple solution to having a smelly compost can in the kitchen taking up spacei just wish the ring that holds the bag in place were a bit boot rugged. My kids throw stuff in there and sometimes it becomes a little jostled. Overall, a great user-friendly solution.

This product is great, but instead of putting it on the trashcan, i put it on the outside of my kitchen cabinet right under the sink. I fill it up and after a few days i toss it in my compost bin. I have not noticed any odd smells, so it seems to do a great job at containing odors. The fastener/click-to-close ring is a bit on the light side as far as construction is concerned, so be aware that it will probably wear and tear and not want to close. In the case that this does happen, i can imagine it is nothing that a little moldable plastic (sugre??) cannot fix.

Plastic insert doesn’t hold the bag very well. Plus it falls off the trash can a lot.

Allowed me to get the compost bucket off my small counter top. Would be great if the opening was a bit larger. Hard to bang out the sink drain with food scraps through the opening.

But my only suggestion is the part you add bag to the clip to the hanging part secured better fall off . I hang it on my sink faucet. My garbage pail it fell off to much .

This product is great in theory but the black piece doesn’t stay put very well and the bag gets buried under the other trash- i have attached it so it faces the outside of the can so it’s a bit easier to fill.

Update: after i posted my first review, the manufacturer contacted me directly and offered a replacement. While the current version of this product isn’t right for our needs–i appreciate their commitment to service. The idea behind this composter is great–it keeps the bag inside your main garbage pail, it isolates the compost in the bag (no bin to rinse or clean), and it shuts tight to reduce smells/bugs. But the quality is not good–within two weeks of regular use one of the “clips” snapped in two. Fine–i rigged up another from an old shelf bracket. A week after that, the entire “hoop” assembly snapped off. The plastic used is simply too thin and brittle for something that is supposed to support wet food garbage and open/close several times a day.

Bought this to start composting. I actually put it on the front and outside of my garbage bin as apposed to the inside as i didn’t want it touching our other trash. Clamps hold well but it’s also secured under the trash bag so it’s even more. Really like the design so far and hope it all holds up.

It’s been about a month of using the product and i love it. I’ve used compost bins before and it was such a smelly hassle that took up more space. I think this solution is perfect for someone who is composting through a city wide program wants to do the right thing, but doesn’t want to have to clean or deal with a smelly compost bin. I like how it’s an easy reminder of how many things that go in the trash are actually compostable. The only thing that would make it better if it was made out of metal to be more sturdy. The only issue i had was when someone accidentally threw away in inner ring when taking out the trash. Luckily, i reached out to the company and they sent replacement parts right away.

I am really pleased with the hoop. I have very limited counter and floor space in my kitchen, so this solution appealed to me. I actually sometimes just take the whole thing off to remove a full bag because reattaching it is so easy. But lifting just the hoop part up and leaving the frame attached works as advertised. The only ‘con’ i have personally experienced is that sometimes i wish the hoop were a little rounder or larger to let me dump awkward stuff in it more easily. But for most things it’s just perfect. If you are looking for a solution that doesn’t take up space on your counter or floor, or even in a cabinet, this is definitely worth trying.

This is an inexpensive and convenient way to keep composting materials out of sight in the kitchen. I agree with other reviewers that a steel frame would have been a great idea, but this concept is smart and the unit is easy to set up. Time will tell about durability.

I recently started composting with my trash service and i was really worried about having my food scraps just out in my kitchen. The hoop is a great item to help mitigate that. I really like that it fits in my existing trashcan under the sink, even though it isn’t rock solid – sometimes it falls off because of the rim of my trashcan. I also love that i can close it when i’m not using it – i haven’t noticed a smell yet. The only thing that is a little awkward for me is the ring for the bag – it is hard to get it on the first try, and it doesn’t really ‘snap’ in, which would make me feel much more secure that it won’t just fall into my trash can. Overall, though, it is a great product.

I think that this product works really well. -saving space on the countertop-hold tight-enables me to prep and drop the food directly in it (and if it falls around it, it is in the trash anyway)-and it comes with compostable bags.

Our city just started bundling compost service in with our trash’s monthly price. So i started looking at options to reduce our trash can size and divert organics to compost. I like the hoop’s solution of putting compost in your regular trash can. I don’t know who came up with the idea of storing rotting food in a counter top composter, right next to food prep areas that should be clean. This is a much better idea, the inventor of hoop gets an a+ from me on the idea itself. I do have a couple issues with this implementation. First, quality wise, i agree with a previous reviewer and i wish they used metal instead of plastic. The plastic seems flimsy and fragile, particularly the clasps on the inner hoop that holds the bag. I’ve used it for about a week and it’s been fine, but you can just tell it’s a matter of time before it will break. Second, it is not a great fit for my simplehuman trash can. I have the 55l rectangular can and the lid doesn’t completely close with it on. Also, keep in mind that it’s inherent to this design that regular trash will build up around the compostable bag. Once this happens, you have to pick up the hoop and lay the bag on top of the trash in the can. This is one of the tradeoffs of the design, but not a big deal, imo.

iTouchless 16 Gallon Dual-Compartment, Best Invention Yet

This is truly the best touch less garbage bin i have ever had. I was surprised of how much garbage it really holds. . Very good buy for anyone looking for a great garbage bin.

I would buy another if i had room.

Love it other than it doesn’t come with the adapter charger.

Key specs for iTouchless 16 Gallon Dual-Compartment (With Sticker):

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  • This deal includes a set of 4″ Round Trash / Recycling / Compost Vinyl Decals
  • Separate Trash and Recycling with Ease – 2 separate, removable 8 Gal. buckets make it quick and easy to separate trash and recycling in the home, office, store, etc.
  • 100% Touchless Sensor Lids – Infrared motion sensor operates the lids without touching
  • Large 16 Gal / 61 L Capacity – Each 8 Gal. bucket provides large capacity for trash and recyclables
  • 1 Year Warranty includedBrushed Stainless Steel body with a high-quality, ABS plastic lid – Space-Saving design and 4 caster wheels for easy mobility;

Comments from buyers

“The size and design are very good. I can fit most things through the opening , The dog figured it out, A decent touchless garbage can, though changing bags could be easier”

I’ve only had this itouchless dual compartment garbage can for a few days, but i already love it. I don’t know how one can love a garbage can, but i do. It makes life so much simpler with the dual compartments. We didn’t have room for a regular garbage can and recycle can and this can takes up just a bit more space than my old can and it saves me many, many trips to the big, blue recycle can that sits in our garage. You won’t be sorry for buying this can and though i bought the cord to go with it instead of using the recommended four dd batteries, my friend has had her itouchless garbage can for four years and has never had to replace her batteries. Either way, you’re going to love this efficient way of separating your garbage.

Sleek, quiet and works well.

Been is use for a few months now with the use of the optional power cord:pro’s: easy to clean. Looks nicer than most trash cans. Holds fair amount of trash/recycling product. The ‘stay open’ button is really handy for when preparing meals, when constantly throwing things away. Con’s: can fit a one-gallon milk container through the top throat of the opening, but then it takes up too much room for a anything else that might also be as large. (two one gallon milk containers would just about fill the compartment). So the compartments aren’t really large, but adequate for most medium to small items. The ‘lift out’ handle for the compartments is a hassel to deal with because it closes down on the opening, thus limiting large items from being disposed of (i took them off and laid them below the two containers, inside the bottom of the unit). The only real issue i have is that of the electrical system: one set of sensors for opening the unit, sometimes doesn’t ‘read’ a hand is there for it to open. I’ve had to ‘occassionly’ use the manual button to open it, or as i’ve learned, the door can be ‘reset’ by using the manual button to open and then close the door, for it to then ‘read’ a hand for opening.

Recycling has become so much easier. Just wish it was a little bit taller to fit more in.

Got this thinking it would keep the dog out of the trash but she has figured it out, so far she runs away when it opens but she seems to be less and less spooked by the unexped motion so i fear it’s just a matter of time until the 4 d size batteries ( not included) come out and it becomes an overly complex regular waste can but for now its kind of fun. You have to lift the entire top off to empty the unit a more cumbersome operation than the old unit where you just stepped on the pedal and lifted the inside without needing to touch the top it’s not a big deal if you have convienent place to set the large cover.

A decent touchless garbage can, though changing bags could be easier. The option of being able to plug it in with an adapter (not included with the one i purchased) or use batteries is fantastic and the wheels make it great for moving it out of the way when not needed. It’s also small enough to fit under my counter. Very happy with my purchase.

This is a great product for a family who recycles. It cleared our kitchen floor of plastic bottles waiting to be brought out. Has a great finish and looks good in the kitchen especially if your appliances have a stainless steel finish.

We bought this to replace a similar waste bin with an auto open feature but this one is much better because of the dual compartments. Instead of hanging a plastic bag on a drawer handle to collect recyclables in the kitchen, we now have an attractive, clean and neat alternative. We put kitchen garbage on the other side. Another plus is that the garbage bag is below the rim–nothing sticks out so the dogs can’t get into it or pull the bag out until it tips over.

Like it very much even though the price was a bit high.

Needed to include labels for garbage/recycle.

Having one of these trash cans again is like getting back with an old love. The one that was amazing but you didn’t realize it until they were gone. We bought one of these a while back and while there was nothing truly wrong with it, i guess i was mildly bothered by the holes in the lid for your thumbs. I also thought it was just a lot more can than we needed and wanted to sell it and try to make some money and then buy some cheaper cans. We ended up with 2 cans of different sizes and found it to be a huge hassle in trying to empty them both at the same time. And they just didn’t look good sitting out there next to each other. This can has handles and one can very easily take the trash and recycling out at the same time. This isn’t cheap but it works reliably, it’s really easy to empty the cans at the same time, and it looks great.

It can be tricky at times about opening, but once you get the hang of it, i think it is great. I have been looking for a dual. . Recycle and regular bin for a while. The price was a little steep, but it is a hard to find product.

I bought two of these despite the reviews. They were just the right size for the area i needed them in and they are the only garbage cans i found on wheels, which i also needed. They both arrived in perfect condition, which i was very happy to see. However, when pushing in the wheels to assemble, they all popped into place, with the exception of one. I heard a pop and the plastic around the hole broke (the bottom of the trash can had cracked). I like the trash cans and the sensors work pretty well. They look nice, but the quality of the plastic (especially for the price) should be reconsidered by the manufacturer. If the plastic were higher quality, the bottom would not have cracked and the lids and liners would feel a lot more durable. And i would be in love with a 5 star trash can. This review of higher quality has been written for long enough.

We got this trash/recycling bin at least a year ago. It is still in nice condition. One of the wheels comes off whenever i pick the whole can up but that is rare. It is not difficult to put back in. The wheels move easily across the room. The label on the top has peeled off, but it still looks fine. The entire can is easy to wipe down and clean off. The top cover locks in, in order to open it you activate the lid, reach in and unlock it on both sides. We use one side for recycling. There is a handle to pull the bin right out.

This can helps keep your kitchen neat, in today world we have to recycle an with2 cans in one, you don’t take up as much room.

A great unit, deals with trash disposal without touching it. Had a problem at first because of the wrong ac adapter, but now all is ok.

So i purchased this 12/21/09 and i’m just writing a review because i had to come online and look for the specs. After almost 3 years, one of my motors has gone out on me. The only reason it is out so soon is because this is the side kids love to play with. Although my husband and i do not have kids, when we entertain. Our friends and family’s kids think it’s a toy. They will stand there and wave their hand over it constantly. So, in my opinion, 3 years and the motor is just going out is pretty good and worth my investment. Don’t use batteries for this thing, that is a waste of money. My favorate part is that i can easily recycle with this trash can. Everyone knows the right side is trash and the left side is recycables. Oh and now when we have a party i just remove the lid from the can. No more kiddos burning out my motor.

Love the hands free open/close operation. Useful for a two person household.

It has now been a few months and here is what i have found. The size and design are very good. I can fit most things through the opening without issue. The lids open nicely, although one of them is starting to make a grinding noise. This has not affected usage and considering i have 3 boys under 13, it gets a lot of use. The casters are great and sturdy and not too rolly. The added power supply eliminates battery hell and the cord is plenty long. The locking lid is fantastic for keeping my little monsters from knocking the lid off and breaking it. The bucket handles are very nice for removal, but the bag holders suck. I don’t what they could do to make them better, but they do need some attention.

A much better product than the original versions. My only complaint is that drips onto the black lid cause stains that will not come out.

Each side is a little small but it works great and is easy to empty.

Primode 100% Compostable Bags 3 Gallon Food Scraps Yard Waste Bags – I like these bags

We live in san francisco and the bags that the stores sell are so flimsy and disintegrate quickly. These still meet the criteria for the city and are amazing.

With these i don’t have to double bag. I use less of these bags than the other ones i’ve tried.

I recently bought this item and so far the bags seem to be much stronger than the ones i previously used. I have nothing to complain about. Here are the specifications for the Primode 100% Compostable Bags 3 Gallon Food Scraps Yard Waste Bags:

  • THREE GALLON SIZE: Each of our compost bags has a capacity of 3 gallons, Measures 16.3 x 16.5 inch Extra Thick 0.71 Mil pack of 100
  • 100% COMPOSTABLE: The food waste bags are fully compostable. Ideal to use for kitchen trash bag, food waste collection bag, bag comes With A Fresh Natural white color
  • US BPI- ASTM D6400 CERTIFIED, EUROPEAN VINCOTTE : Our compostable bags meet BPI requirements By the city for safety standards. Also meet European VINCOTTE requirement for backyard composting
  • STRONG & DURABLE: The compost trash bags are much tougher than others which tear and fray easily.
  • EASY TO USE: The composting bags are easy to use and just the right size, perfect for compost pails on the counter top or small kitchen trash cans

They are a biodegradable plastic, just the right size, and work well in my garbage collection system.

Good bags but could do with some compostable printing on them to keep the compost lady at the farmers market happy when i drop them in her citywide compost bin.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • These are wonderful.
  • These bags are considerably tough
  • These bags work excellently with my new waste bucket. I saved 9

Thin bags which i suspect is necessary for biodegradable.

I use these for cleaning out the litter box, and they work perfectly. I’ve never had one too on me, and that was my main concern.

These bags are a lot sturdier than previous ones we had gotten. They hold a fair amount and don’t shred.

These bags are of good quality and are priced well. I find they sometimes tear after a couple days where my compost container lid rests, and i have not had this problem with other products.

These bags work excellently with my new waste bucket. 00, instead of buying the bags that were sold by the company i purchased by new inside cupboard waste bucket system. The size is perfect and i love that i can toss the bag with all it’s contents into my yard waste bin for my garbage company to take away.

I have tried three brands of compost bags and this is the best one that does not break when there’s a lot of food and even some liquid in it.

Bought to replace plastic grocery bags used for kitchen scraps. Like the fact that they are compostable.

Contents go through to the container. I have to double and in some cases triple the bags.

They’re great and eco friendly.

I enjoy using these compostable bags to line my compost container. I used to use the name brand ones but after the moisture got to them they just fell apart. I’m happy i found the primode ones are a lot tougher and make composting much more affordable.

These bags hold up pretty well. I have filled them up sometimes too much and they never leaked. Since i don’t have to changethe bags that often they are actually cost effective. Ive used other compost bags that leaked with less waste in them. Product arrived as promised.

Right-sized, uncomplicated (no odd finicky unfolding like my previous compost bags), strong enough.

They fit our 3-gallon compost bin perfectly and hold up very well.

Good price, strong, and easy to use.

Liked the 3 gallon promise bag.

Can’t tell how compostable they are, but they appear to work as advertised.

iTouchless Trash Stickers Premium Vinyl Decals : Nice size, strong colors

Great quality and just as described.

I wish they had a set that had two recycling labels (one for glass/plastic and one for paper/cardboard) since that’s how most cities require recycling to be separated, but i couldn’t find those anywhere. Good quality labels, i expect them to last well.

This is not a “3 pack” of three stickers, but instead one pack of 3 stickers. A little disappointed, as i needed two recycle stickers and one trash sticker. We compost at home, so that goes outside every night. The stickers are a decent size and we’ll printed.

Fast delivery and easy to use.

  • Good quality labels
  • Nice size, strong colors
  • Quality stickers!

iTouchless Trash Stickers Premium Vinyl Decals for Trash Can; 3″ Round Waterproof, Reusable (Set of 3); Indoor/Outdoor

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  • Durable, High-Quality UV-Resistant, Water-Resistant, gloss laminate Vinyl Sticker for Outdoor and Indoor
  • Coordinate your Trash / Recycling / Compost Bins – Quick and easy separation and disposal with clear markings for each bin. 4″ x 4″ diameter with large lettering and picture decals to label each bin.
  • Set of 3 Decals – Includes 1 Recycle sticker in blue, 1 Compost sticker in green, and 1 Trash sticker in black for easy identification. Simply peel and stick the each on the desired bin and smooth out any air bubbles with a credit card or flat object. Perfect as an indoor or outdoor addition to your home, office, company, work, commercial event, apartment, studio, loft, hotel, gym, room, bars, management center, hospital, convalescent home, garden, etc.
  • Made to adhere to surfaces without leaving sticky residue when removed. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor disposal trash waste, compost, and recycle containers. The stickers can be applied straight to any trash can surface or be used on numerous surfaces including but not limited to wood, metal, plastic, paper, ceramic, and glass.
  • 10 Year Guarantee. Made in USA.

Looks good and attaches easily. A little overpriced for what you get, hence the 4 stars.

It took a long time to peal the backing off these labels. Even though there were some perforations in the paper backing, they were not cut all the way through or consistent from label to label so it took more time than necessary to apply these. In some cases, i had to fold the label to get the paper off which made a crease on the label after i applied them. I also wish the labels were larger in diameter but i was not able to find larger ones.

We have identical trash cans for trash and recycling, and they allow us and our guest to dispose of items without having to be reminded over and over. High quality product and very cool.

I just received these stickers and they seem great. I like the icons used and they stuck well. I’m disappointed to realize there’s only one of each sticker. The “3 pack” on the product image made me think there would be 3 of each or 9 stickers total. I see in the detailed description this isn’t the case but for nearly $10 i’m a bit bummed.

Not much wider than a coke can.

Looking for sticker to label the “waste” cans in a rental. These fit the bill perfectly and easy to apply.

Primode 100% Compostable Bags : Great size for bigger bins

I was skeptical about the load of kitty litter i put in the first one. So i carried it from the top and bottom of the bag. But i didn’t need to worry at all.They are stretchy and accommodated the load just fine. I like the idea of less plastic in our environment, but i still need a bag to use for the cat box. I also plan on using them to collect and transport the compostables from my kitchen. I will have to see if i can use the in the composter.

These bags are just the perfect size for me &, they are sturdy. I also like the fact that they aren’t clear but are a light green color. My only problem occurred when i tried to remove the tape, to start the roll. The tape didn’t come off clearly & left a small hole in the first bag: fortunately, this was higher up on the side of the bag & not on the bottom. I certainly plan on buying these again.

Primode 100% Compostable Bags, 6 Gallon Food Scraps Yard Waste Bags, Extra Thick 0.87 Mil. ASTMD6400 Biodegradable Compost Bags Small Kitchen Trash Bags, Certified By BPI And VINCETTE, (100)

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  • SIX GALLON SIZE: Each of our compost bags has a capacity of 6 gallons, Measures 21 x 23 inch Extra Thick 0.87 Mil pack of 100
  • 100% COMPOSTABLE: The food waste bags are fully compostable. Ideal to use for kitchen trash bag, food waste collection bag, bag comes With A Fresh Natural Light Green color
  • US BPI- ASTM D6400 CERTIFIED, EUROPEAN VINCOTTE : Our compostable bags meet BPI requirements By the city for safety standards. Also meet European VINCOTTE requirement for backyard composting
  • STRONG & DURABLE: The compost trash bags are much tougher than others which tear and fray easily.
  • EASY TO USE: The composting bags are easy to use and just the right size, perfect for compost pails on the counter top or small kitchen trash cans

Nice, thick compostable bags. It’s more expensive than thinner ones, but i think i will stick with it.

These are working well for us. My pail is 5 gallons these are a little too big, but that helps me wrap up the bag.

The bags are great, this is my second box of 100. They’re the perfect size for a tall kitchen waste bin. My order arrived promptly — even coming to canada from the states, which is special.

Primode 100% Compostable Bags, 6 Gallon Food Scraps Yard Waste Bags, Extra Thick 0.87 Mil. ASTMD6400 Biodegradable Compost Bags Small Kitchen Trash Bags, Certified By BPI And VINCETTE, (100) : These compost bags are of good quality. Have recommended to my neighbors for nyc sanitation compost collecting. No odors noticed when bags are sealed.

What i don’t like is that these are made in china. Also that the box does not tell you what they are made from or why they are compostable. ???only industrial compostable it says on the package. But didn’t highlight fact before we purchased them or the reasons why. I would buy usa next time because it doesn’t seem right to waste the fuel and not promote usa goods if we ship this over from so far away, fuel use, costs etc. They are soft and we bought & use them as regular waste paper basket liners to help eliminate plastic use.

It’s so nice to have an option to not using regular plastic and to satisfy my environmental concerns.

I use these bags to put my compostable dog poo bags in. . Inside a 5 gallon bucket with lid keeps the smell down. So far they have held up and work well.

These are great for my garbage cans in the bedrooms and bathroom. It makes me happy using these instead of the plastic bags from the grocery store.

I really like the thickness of these bags for my compost can. Strong, no leaking, no breaking. I will be ordering larger ones for my larger trash can as well.

Perfectly fit my small trashcan. Not as tough as regular plastic but that is expected by the nature of this product.

Good product and did exactly what it said it would do.

Product exceeded my expectations.

Perfect use for our 20l / 5. 3 gallon simple human trash can that we wanted to use exclusively for food waste.

Excellent product that i use for garbage bags in the hope to help saving our environment. Also for normal compostable recycling of fresh products.

Break down quick, we like that.

Thicker than the other bags i’ve used in the past.

In the stores you can get only 3 gallon food scrap bags, however, i like having a bigger bin, so it’s a perfect fit. And they are also durable, so a bigger amount of waste is not a problem.

Very useful, please buy this, like it lasts very long and it’s very strong.

Delivered very fast quality product on time and had a very good price will be back highly recommend thank you.

Living in san francusco, recycling is very important. Because these bags are bio – degradable, they are perfect for handling compost as well as other recyclable items. I received them within just a couple of days , and the price was the best i found.

simplehuman 46 litre dual compartment rectangular step can brushed stainless steel | plastic lid – I like this trash can overall

I was tired of having a separate bin for recyclables so i loved this idea. The can is a nice glossy metal that doesn’t show finger prints and is easy to wash. The trash bin is adequate size, but i do wish the recycle bin was just a tad larger. It comes with 10 bags for each can that fit perfectly. I use my regular trash can bags from costco and they fit fine. Product is a little pricey for a trash can, but it is quality and i love having the ugly recycling bin out of my kitchen.

Our city requires that we place compost items in a separate trash can, so this handy duo trash can helps us separate food trash (compost) from everything else. We use the smaller side for the compost type stuff. Even though it looks as it might not hold a lot of trash, we actually go about 5-6 days without having to take the trash out because it holds a lot.

I love all things simplehuman. We own several of their trash cans and a few soap dispensers, and i am always amazed at the simplicity and functionality of their products. We recently moved to an area that actually has weekly recycling collection, so i wanted to be able to have a nice contained place to put trash and recycling in the kitchen (instead of having our huge bulk bins in the side yard). This dual-compartment trash can fit the bill. We use the can as intended with trash on the left, recycling on the right. We’ve been using it for about two months now, and we love it. Like every other simplehuman product we own, this can is easy on the eyes and very durable. We also buy the fitted simplehuman trash bags (size h and v) and they fit really well. My only complaint is that i wish i could prop each plastic trash bin up so i could more easily put on and take off the trash bags. Every other simplehuman trash can i own has a little ridge inside the can that allows me to prop up the plastic bin. Here are the specifications for the simplehuman 46 litre dual compartment rectangular step can brushed stainless steel | plastic lid:

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  • Recycle it: Neatly sort your trash and recyclables in this dual-bucket recycler It makes eco-friendliness very space efficient
  • Our strong steel pedal is engineered to last over 150,000 steps a” that’s more than 20 steps a day for 20 years
  • Our patented lid shox technology controls the motion of the lid for a slow, silent close
  • The lid stays open for as long as you like a” perfect for longer chores
  • Custom fit liners: simplehuman liners are tailored to perfectly fit our cans so they don’t slip and the bag stays completely hidden when the lid is closed
  • Thick double seams: Extra durable plastic and thick double seams prevent rips and tears
  • Convenient drawstring handles: Easy to lift, tie and carry

The only to make this better would be to manufacture it in the us. I hesitated choosing this product because if the price, but am so glad i bought it. This is a quality, we’ll-designed, heavy duty kitchen trash can. The metal and plastic used is thick and sturdy. Every piece is designed to fit snugly together to maximize the disposal areas while reducing the overall footprint. The shapes of the containers will hold significant sizes and amounts of trash. This was also a concern of mine since i was transitioning from a 30 gallon, hand crafted receptacle. The foot lever to open the lid has little to no slack so very little pressure will smoothly open the lid. I love that the lid slowly lowers itself down to close (silence) and that there is a lever that will also hold it open. The bags that come with it are even high quality, heavy duty products.

I love this trash and recycling can. I use the large side for recycling and the small side for trash. It fits nicely against my stove and takes up little room. I added a recycling symbol on the inside of the lid on the left side so people could determine where to put things. The recycling side has used only one bag in a year. I just dump it out and if it isn’t torn or dirty, leave the same bag in and reuse it. The trash side uses v size and i love that they fit perfectly. I use one bag a week here, so it costs me about $15/year in bags. Overall, i can’t rave about this can enough. It works well – my grandkids have learned to use it easily and to let the lid close by itself.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Worth the price, but makes you question the direction of your life
  • High Quality And a Stylish Garbage Can
  • Excellent Trash Can! Good Value for High Quality Product

I put the time in doing my homework on spending this amount of money on a kitchen garbage can. After reading other reviews on cheaper models i decided to bite the bullet and go for it. It arrived yeasterday and i am impressed with the compact design and streamlined look. The lid opens and closes quietly and does not hit the wall. The only negative is the side for regular garbage is small but i always have more recycling than regular trash anyway. This can will last for years and it’s worth the extra $$.

I like this trash can overall. I have another simplehuman can that has lasted for many years and love it. However i wanted one with a recycling bin. I don’t understand why the manufacturers all make the recycle bin so small. You can barely fit a few bottles and a few cans in it. Other than that it is a great bin. The mechanism is smooth and it is a nice looking can.

Pros: garbage and recycling all under one lid, easy step to lift lid, switch to keep lid open for longer uses, looks nicecons: doesn’t hold smells completely in; difficult to get garbage can out when full as there’s only a finger indent on one side; recycling side is pretty tiny; recycling liners are made of plastic and are not recyclable, so have to leave liner in and empty recyclables out of it; definitely not fingerprint proof haha.

Not only is this product awesome – but when the lid clip broke, they replaced it under the warranty. It was super easy to replace, and really value companies that stand behind their products. When it came the shipping box was pretty beat up – but i took pictures before opening, and everything turned out fine. It’s the perfect size for a family of two and a dog (we use the bigger side for recycling).

The garbage can was delivered in original product box only. It was beat up and actually open upon delivery. After reading some of the reviews, i expected the product to be dented. We live in a three story townhouse that makes recycling a hassle. We use the larger blue side for garbage and the smaller side for recycling (mostly cans and water bottles). I owned a simple human garbage can prior to this one that lasted almost 6 years. One thing i will miss from my previous version are the wheels. It was nice to move the garbage can to where i was cutting to easily dispose of waste without having to walk across the kitchen. I also wish it was a little bit larger. It is for those two reasons i have a 4/5 stars.

Love the red ‘hold the lid open’ button, and that the foot pedal opens the entire lid (i. , access both compartments simultaneously). Love not having to carry recyclables to the garage every time anymore. I’m a single male and the capacity (both sides) is adequate for 1 week’s stuff. The white ‘h’ liners are a really tight fit over the top of the larger compartment, so i’m still getting the hang of it. My old 13-gal trash bags from the grocery store are, like, 25% wider than the ‘h’ liners, and are do-able with difficulty, since the bins are a tight fit into the top of the shell. The blue ‘v’ liners are thinner than the white, but not unsatisfactorily so. My recyclables are primarily junk mail and plastic food containers- nothing sharp or particularly heavy. I think the blue ‘v’ liners are fine for recyclables.

Very nice trash can (and how weird is it to say that?. It’s a trash can for pete’s sake). Wanted something that could sit alongside our cabinets in the kitchen and not look ratty plus we recycle so this was a win-win. Yep, kinda pricey (the most i’ve ever paid for a trash can without a doubt) but i guess you get what you pay for. We’ve ‘flipped’ and are using the trash side as our recycling side (since we recycle more than we throw away) and even throwing the occasional gallon milk jug in there, we can go about a week before we have to empty it into our garage recycling can. I like the bags that are tailored to fit and when you do a price comparison, they aren’t that much different in price than glad drawstring bags so happy with those too.

It looks nice but it doesn’t fit as much garbage/recycling in it as i was hoping it would. Also, after a couple of weeks, the lid quit going down all of the way. I went to send it back but was too late. I now have to look into the 10 year warranty that it comes with in order to send it back. In hindsight, i should have just stuck with the simplehuman garbage can and not done a 2-in-1 recycle/garbage can. The amount of garbage and recycle that each container holds is not worth the price to me.

Well, we hesitated for weeks before dropping $150 bucks on a kitchen trachcan but have to say so far it seems worth it. Other less expensive similars had various complaints and less than stellar reviews. We replaced one of those automatics with sensor, that just didn’t hold up well after about a year. This one looks like it will last a loooong time. Arrived with no dents or scuffs. Wipes off fingerprints easily. The double bins are just the right size to hold enough recycle and trash to take out once a week. Will probably end up using larger bin for recyclables since each side can be emptied separately and we don’t like to keep trash in the house more than a few days.

I use the large side for recycling and the small side for trash. It is actually disturbing to visualize how much that i was previously throwing in the trash that could have been recycled. I saw these everywhere in europe but not so much in the usa. My housekeeper is german and she also recognized it only from europe. This is beautiful in my kitchen and makes it so much easier to recycle so many things. I highly recommend this item.

I love the trash can – extremely sleek, fits our small space well and doesn’t look like a nasty trash can. The other reviews made me giggle – it is absurd to spend this much on a trash can and do this much research. You want your kitchen to look nice. The only reason i don’t give this 5 stars is the fact that the recycle part is so small, i don’t have a bag that will really fit it. It comes with a few sample bags that are made for the trash can, but i won’t be spending that much money just to have bags that fit perfectly. A regular trash bag works for the trash can side. Not sure what i am going to use for the recycle side yet.

Perfect size that i was looking for. The other receptacles had too large of containers for both refuse and recycle. I was in search for months both in store and online as i am just that particular. Finally, i found this gem that had a decent sized refuse container (30l) and a smaller recycling bin (16l) totaling 46l combined sized. It’s a bit pricey i must say, however it looks great in the kitchen and is exactly what i was in search for.

This is exactly what i was looking for. This can is compact, very functional, and very well built. It looks 1000 times better than my old can and doesn’t scoot around on my laminate floors and mark up my wall like the old one. It is definitely worth every penny. The only problem is an existential one. I just spent $150 on a trash can and was genuinely excited when it was delivered to my door. What happened to the young man that spent his dollars on booze, trendy clothes, and video games?. Replaced by a man that reads reviews on trash cans online, comparing warranties and features. Then there is the giddy excitement when his expensive waste receptacle finally arrives, punctuated by the time spent writing another review for some poor soul like me. Some poor soul with a very nice trash can.

I had to use the larger side for recyclables and the smaller side for trash. I would have like to have one with same size on each side so that i could use the same bags. I ordered bags and the one or smaller one cane in blue for recyclable that i use for trash. I would like to have a choice of what color bag i could order for all if my other simplehuman trash cans that i have i love the can but i have to order 4 different size bags and some are trash and others are recycle that only come in white. I have to put sticky notes on the trash cans when my house keeper comes in to remind them of the ones that is trash or recycle.

I love my simplehuman 46 liter kitchen garbage/recycling can. It’s taking a bit of getting used to using a smaller garbage area that i’m used to, but having a place all for those recycleables makes up for it. Not having a line of recyclables on the counter or a bag of them to go out to the garage is nice. I have a huge box of 15 gal kitchen garbage bags that i will continue to use, but when they are gone, i will purchase the ones that fit in this can. There is a lot of wasted space left in the bags when it’s pulled out of the can, so i continue to use it outside of the garbage can until full. The can fits nicely under my kitchen island. When i step on the lid release, the top comes up gently and hits the underside of the counter. It is only an issue when i have to remove the bags and the lid needs to come all the way up hitting the underside of the counter. When i change the bags, i have to slide slide the can out from under the counter. I have a hardwood floor, so i will be putting felt pads on the bottom to prevent scratching the floor.

This is made very well and looks great in the kitchen. The soft shut of the lid is my favorite aspect. They are wayyyyy too expensive.

Primode 100% Compostable Bags : Strong and stretchy

These are strong, stretchy biodegradable bags that do the job. Prior brand we used had a problem with tearing. Our city added collection of food scraps recently so we use 3-5 of these per week.

Great bags, very high quality. This is something you really don’t want to fail and these fell very strong and give no impression that they might rip or leak.

The product arrived promptly in great condition. The bags are perfect for the little garbage bins we leave in the bathrooms. They are thick enough that they don’t rip too easily. I was happy to order compostable bags to eliminate some of our waste.The container boxes are easy to tuck in the cabinet out of the way.

Thicker than most compostable bags so less likely to tear.

  • Bags Work Great!
  • These work fine for me
  • Securely fits the rim of a 3.5 gallon (small) trash can

Primode 100% Compostable Bags, 3 Gallon Food Scraps Yard Waste Bags, Extra Thick 0.71 Mil. ASTMD6400 Biodegradable Compost Bags Small Kitchen Trash Bags, Certified By BPI And VINCOTTE, (100)

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  • THREE GALLON SIZE: Each of our compost bags has a capacity of 3 gallons!
  • 100% COMPOSTABLE: The food waste bags are fully compostable.
  • BPI-CERTIFIED: Our compostable bags meet BPI requirements for safety standards.
  • STRONG & DURABLE: The compost trash bags are much tougher than others which tear and fray easily.
  • EASY TO USE: The composting bags are easy to use and just the right size, which is why they are recommended for those who live in quaint town homes or small flats.

I just started putting food leftovers-food covered paper in the compost barrel. Always just put them in the regular trash. Guilt finally won out and i ordered the green barrel from the trash company. I live in a condo so have little outside leaves, etc. I was afraid the food scraps would smell by the end of the week and it’d be very messy. These bags have worked perfectly. They’re the right size to fit in a covered small bucket under my sink. Surprisingly, there is no smell. The bags hold quite a lot and still have enough at the top to fold over or twist before depositing in the barrel.

These bags work well in my little kitchen garbage can, not my compost can, my garbage can. I take the garbage out every other day – i don’t make a lot of garbage. I don’t know anything about how they compost, however.

I have a little compost container in the sink and empty it into these bags right before tossing them into the compost bin outside. It feels really flimsy, like it’ll break at any second, but (crossing fingers) bags have not broken yet during transport. Easy to dispense and tear off.

I really like these bags: first of all, the prize is excellent. You can’t find anything like it at the local supermarkets. The bags are very strong of very good quality and were delivered on time.

Great for composting, we fill a bag after dinner and/or lunch and can place in the outside bin immediately. Great size so we don’t have to keep rotting items inside.

They are exactly what i expected. I live in the country, so i toss biodegradable waste in the fence line, or i take it to the farm so it goes out in the manure spreader. I wanted a bag that would hold my garbage until i can dispose of it properly. Your compostable bags are not as flimsy as some i bought in the past.

A little more comfortable to use than the 2. 5 gallon, this is similar in size to the old plastic grocery bag. Very strong, and very inexpensive- i use them for scooping cat litter, lunch bags, whatever- very superior.

Really nice bags – sturdier than other similar bags i’ve bought in the past and better price too. They also do not seem to have the issue of sticking together as some other bags i’ve tried before have done.

People have complained that the bags fall apart from moisture. Correct that problem by throwing a paper towel or napkin in the bottom and adding another occasionally.

Good so far, nyc just recently handed out brown bins for food scraps and all. Just have issues with a bit of leaking and smells from the mixed up food. Been using soiled paper towels to help absorb some moisture. A good buy plus won’t run out anytime soon.

Primode 3 gallon bags fit perfectly in the “simple human” 10l step can which we had been using with grocery bags with handles. Bags are big enough to flap over the edge of the removable inner bucket so they don’t slip down. So far the bags have held up even with wet cooking and table scraps and coffee grounds. They do feel wet on the outside when we remove them (every 3-4 days), but that’s just from condensation. We continue to use a plastic bag as a can liner, just in case, but haven’t had to remove it, yet. Our nyc apartment building is now composting, so we have to take the bag on a little journey in the elevator down to the ground floor and through the service area to the compost bins, but so far we’ve made it bag intact. Box is as compact as can be expected, and bags pull out without incident.

These bags are just as advertised. The thickness works well and they are easy to open.

Well, i don’t really know what to say about compost bags, but the supplier asked me very nicely to review them, so here goes. The box has a nice easy access opening. The bags seem to be appropriately strong and not leaky (compostable bags don’t seem entirely waterproof, unlike the nasty non-compostable bags). So i will order these again & i recommend them.

I use them for a spring loaded pooper scooper, fits around it perfectly.

I love this size of bag for my compost. I juice a lot and the weight of the compost is heavy. This size allows me to have a good enough amount of space to tie off. I use with a breville juice as well as my compost container in the kitchen. Will add to my favorites list.

Inexpensive, but they allow me to carry rotting food leftovers down to the building’s compost bin without making a mess along the way. At the bin, this bag goes in along with the outer paper bag i use — no muss no fuss.

Fit perfectly in my container. Slightly thicker then any other compost bags i’ve found, and it makes a difference. Far fewer burst or torn bags. Still happens, just less frequent.

The bags arrived on time and as ordered. They were ordered specifically because they are compostable – for my small waste baskets in the house. I am pleased to say they are very strong, as well as quite expandable. They are the perfect size and strength for these trash buckets, and the quality is much better than the quality of the bags that i used to use. I love them and highly recommend them.