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simplehuman Grey 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Trash Can

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simplehuman Grey 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Trash Can


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Our space-efficient Slim Plastic Step Can from simplehuman is a welcome addition to any kitchen or laundry room. The foot pedal with steel accents allows for hands-free access, and the lid operates quietly thanks to a controlled closure mechanism. The slim design tucks away into a pantry, between the washer & dryer or in any small, unused area of the kitchen.

  • Locking lid
  • Wheels at the back provide easy mobility
  • Integrated handle



  • 19-1/4" x 10-1/4" x 25" h

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simplehuman Grey 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Trash Can is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best EVER! This is great for people with dogs--no more dumpster digging while you're out of the room or away at work. ALSO works great for keeping young children out. All three of my children want mine--2 for their dogs and one for my Grandson.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really like it I bought this to use for recyclables in my kitchen. It looks good with my stainless steel appliances, but was a lot less costly than one of stainless steel. I like the slow closing lid.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This product is very durable. The lid stays locked and shut which is perfect for the dog in my house. It also helps keep the trash stink to a minimum. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever - No joke! With three dogs, I would often come home with my hands full of grocery bags to find that my dogs knocked over the trash can and went to town on last night's dinner scrapings. My husband and I have bought many trash cans all with the hopes that our problem would somehow magically end, but to no avail - we would still come home to find trash all over the kitchen floor. Then, we found the simplehuman Slim Plastic Step Can at the Container Store and it was a match made in heaven. We love this trash can. I never thought I could love a trash can, but I am just so happy to come home to a kitchen just the way I left it (not to mention, the trash can also helps keep odors at bay).
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very convenient This can fits nicely between the clothes dryer and wall, and is easy to get to. So far the dog hasn't got into it!
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product Very Good product. Easy to move and doesn't take up much space.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! I previously purchased a more expensive Simple Human metal can, and decided to pay less and get this item. I am very happy with my decision. This product is of great quality, and works perfectly in my kitchen. My favorite features are (a) the lid slowly closes on its own each time you open it, and (b) the wheels allow me to easily move it over to the counter when I want to dispose of food.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't purchase for the pet lock I bought this item specifically for the pet lock since I have a Beagle that LOVES to get into the garbage. I thought this product would be great so we would not longer have to keep our trash can in our food pantry under lock and key. Unfortunately the pet lock wasn't strong enought to keep my 25 lbs dog out of. :( I didn't have the product for more than 12 hours before she got into it. Wish I could get a refund.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have bought many garbage cans and this one is perfect. It fits perfectly in kitchen w/out being bulky. It also looks good in my kitchen :)
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from well-made product works well, sturdy and good size and shape to tuck into a corner. the hidden bag feature on nicer models would be a plus, but otherwise very happy with this item.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase Purchased this trash can almost a year ago and we love it. I did not think I would get excited about a trash can but I did. The pedal to open the trash can is convenient so my hands (and my family's hands) never have to come in contact with the lid or the trash bag. I also like the fact that is closes quietly on its own. And, the lid lock to hold open the can is useful in certain disposal situations. The ability to lock the trash can is an added bonus but we have not needed that much, Our kids have been quite responsible with the trash can. Before we had this trash can, our trash container was in a locked cabinet so the kids had to ask to throw away their trash. Now they are being responsible and cleaning up after themselves. Overall very pleased with this trash can.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What We Needed Our small kitchen only left a little space for a garbage can. We needed a trash can with a lid that can be accessed easily. This can is perfect. The foot pedal works every time and the wheels make it easy to move around. A regular garbage bag fits perfectly within.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Functional We got this bin to use for our recycling. It looks nice compared to other product out there and costs less than the stainless steel models. One con is that the back wheels allow the unit to slide back into the wall when you step on the lever so eventually the lid marks up the paint otn the wall behind the bin. We fixed it by placing small felt sticky pads on the back of the lid. Overall a good product.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy! We are very happy with our trashcan! We love that it rolls easily, locks, is easy to clean, looks nice and fits in our small space. It holds the perfect amount for 2 of us, so we don't have to take it out everyday, but it gets full before it starts to stink! It is also nice to have the foot pedal, so we don't get nasty egg, meat juices, etc... on the lid.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well I use this step can in my kitchen for my bottles and cans etc to be recycled. It fits neatly in my space and it looks different from my regular kitchen garbage can so the family can remember to put the recyclable items in the proper receptacle.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Trash/Recycle Can The slim profile of the simplehuman 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Can has been a lifesaver for us. It fits into a smaller space, but I dont' feel we've compromised on volume capacity. The wheels allow you to easily shift it into another space, adding time when cooking and discarding items on the go. The bag change is simple, and cleaning is a breeze. I was very unsatisfied with my tall kitchen trash cans until I came across this little beauty. We have one for trash, and one for recycle (i created a recycle symbol to put on the top to delineate between the two) and I am so very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trash can EVER. This is another example of why I love the container store. I've been looking all over for a smaller trash can for my kitchen, without compromising how much it will hold. This is the perfect solution! Looks great & fits exactly where it needs to go. Thanks container store!
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for families I got this because my baby reached an age where she wanted to pull open drawers and open containers. The lock on here was enough to keep her out. Now she's a toddler and can open it herself but she has also learned what a trash can is and uses it properly. the trash can is light weight and easy to wipe down. We use it in our kitchen and after a year of use, it hasn't retained any odors. It slides around a bit on hardwood floors but that doesn't bother me.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit, compact This trashcan fits rather compactly but holds a full 13 gallons so there is no need to empty every day. The locking mechanism is what really sold me—good for keeping a curious toddler out of the garbage!
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returned it At first, I was SO excited to get a kitchen garbage can with a foot pedal and lock that didn't cost $150. That excitement slowly waned as the plastic tabs from the lid that snap onto the can wore out. The central metal hook doesn't work if the tabs aren't locked, and over time any pressure on the foot pedal would make the lid disengage. The lock was nice for awhile, too, until my toddler grandson figured it out after a few visits. Kudos to the great people at your stores in Arlington and Fort Worth, TX, who gave us a credit towards a nicer, new can with no receipt and no questions asked!!
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hiding the dog food Nice little lock on the can so my sneaky Shepard can't get his dog food out.
Date published: 2012-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality but a little small I used to use this as a trashcan, but it was a little small for my purposes. However, this trashcan is great quality and Simplehuman has great customer service. The trash can has lasted 6 years of constant use. The pedal on my trashcan broke after maybe 2 or 3 years of use and I emailed their customer service department and they mailed me a new one with installation instructions at no cost. I now use it for bottle recycling and its great for this purpose.
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats out ALL of the more expensive Stainless Cans I over-analyzed all of the options before finally settling on this smart Simplehuman bin for our Island-style kitchen, and I'm so glad I did! It outperforms our former expensive stainless steel step can, which I actually ended up giving away. I'm surprised I ended up going for the cheapest option of my choices, as I usually go for the most expensive model of everything, but this truly was the smartest design in a kitchen can that I've ever seen. The way our kitchen is designed there is no room for even one bin, as the dishwasher and cabinets both need to open out into the small space. With the wheels and the lightness of these cans, however, we can easily roll them out of the way when we need to open either door. We were able to fit three of these slim cans into the space this way, each labeled for our city-required recycling needs. I love that the lid opens easily with the step pedal, and it closes slowly instead of crashing down. You can also adjust the lid so it stays up if you need it to, and you can lock it down to keep out pets. These are extremely easy to clean and don't get ugly with dirt, unlike stainless steel which picks up every finger print. It is a truly smart, simple, very well thought out design!
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! This trash can was a great purchase for me. It is easy to lock the lid on the trash can when I leave my house. No longer can my dog tear up the trash. It also looks great in my kitchen. It's not big and bulky like other trash cans.
Date published: 2012-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome I live in NYC so space is limited. This fits great, works well and I have enjoyed it.
Date published: 2012-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Traveling can This garbage can has great features, it locks so pets cannot get into it, it is slim so it fits in narrow spaces. The only "but" I can think of is that every time we push the pedal to open it the can travels backwards. I have tried to stop it by placing a mesh plastic shelf liner, the kind that you can use to line the produce drawer on your refrigerator. I am constantly retrieving it from the laundry room, which is kind of a nuisance. If there was a way to add some kind of "breaks" to the wheels this can would be perfect.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Own Three! I love this garbage can so much I have three of them. They're great because the step opens the top, and the top SLOWLY comes down. You don't need to keep your foot in place to keep it open. The locking top is just an added bonus in a household with 4 dogs. They don't go after the garbage, but locking the top is comforting when there are bones and such in the trash.
Date published: 2012-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love it! keeps my dog out and i love it! I love that it automatically closes by its self too!
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lock Really Works I have two very creative and devious cats who have managed to get into every trash can I've tried, except this one. The lock really works! One day when I got home late from work, I found the can knocked over (somehow they pulled it out from between two cabinets) but it was still safely locked. This can works well, and it's one of the few step cans that will fit in a narrow space, but it's the locking mechanism that really makes it stand apart from other trash cans.
Date published: 2012-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My search is over for the perfect trash can!!! This was one of the best purchases I have made all year. My son is now one year old and ever since he could get around he's had a fasination with the kitchen trash can. I have no idea how many things he's thrown away before I could catch him! I've tried 3 different cans before this one and he figured them all out. He loves this can too, but he can not get the latch THANK YOU!!!! I love that it opens from the foot pedal and that it has the slow close lid. If you have children or pets, I don't know if you could ever find a better trash can.
Date published: 2011-07-09
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Community Q&A

Can I use other brands of trash bags in this trash can?

Asked by: Wendy53sig
Yes, you can use any 10 gallon trash bag in this trash can.
Answered by: TheContainerStore
Date published: 2020-06-26

Is there a basket inside or just liner use?

Asked by: ellaine
Our simplehuman Grey 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Trash Can features a removable bucket that uses standard 13 gal. trash bags or simplehuman 10 gal. (38 liter) K Trash Bags as liners
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-01-15

What size trash bag is used with this can?

Asked by: Debbyb
We recommend our simplehuman 10 gal. size K Trash Bags listed near the bottom of this page.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-05-18

Is this airtight / have a sealed lid?

Hi, Does this seal airtight when lid is closed? We need something that will prevent ants from getting in the can! Thanks.
Asked by: OkOkOk
Answered by: HildaN
Date published: 2019-01-26

What is the height with the lid open?

Asked by: Suzannekty
With the lid open, our 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Trash Can is 43" high.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-08-13

What kind of plastic is this made of?

Asked by: Joani
Our simplehuman 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Can is made of 90% polypropylene and 10% steel.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-02-11

Is this Available in White?

They have this on the simplehuman website in white. Will you be carrying the white model as well?
Asked by: missamouse
The Container Store no longer offers the simplehuman® 10 gal. Slim Plastic Step Can in White. Currently, we offer the smaller 2.6 gal. Slim Plastic Step Can White (see product recommendations). In April 2015, we will begin offering the wider 12 gal. Rectangular Plastic Step Can White, item 10065863.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2015-02-19

Is the width measurment of 10.25" from the base or lid of the can?

I have barely 10.5" of space to slip this into which would just allow the lid to open without rubbing on the wall and refrigerator.
Asked by: Jafay
The measurements listed are for the widest portions of the product, so you should be able to fit your can into a 10.5'' space.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2018-12-28
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