simplehuman Butterfly Recycler, Stainless Steel, 40L

Product information

This stainless steel, 40 litre capacity recycler by Simplehuman is designed for superior durability and strength.


  • Solid steel platform pedal
  • Narrow footprint allows the bin to fit in tight spaces
  • Lid opens from the centre, like a butterfly, for maximum clearance under low counter tops
  • A rotary damper controls the motion of the lid for a slow, quiet close.

A clever bin needs a clever liner that stays hidden and is easy to remove. Check for letters and colour codes to get the right size.

Bin Capacity
Large (31L and above)
H66 x W26.4 x D59.2cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Height with lid open
Kitchen Bin Style
Recycling Bins
Kitchen Bin Type
Manufacturer's Warranty
10 Years
Stainless Steel


  • UK delivery

    Delivery in 14 days from our supplier
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Getting excited about a bin? Really?! This is THE best kitchen rubbish bin I have ever owned ... it's sleek, clean lines and slim design made it, for me, an excellent buy. It is simple to open with wet and/or busy hands and easily clips open for liner changing. It is roomy and holds loads so is good on the cost of recycling bags. My local John Lewis didn't have one and it was out of stock on the Internet but my local store sourced one for me from a store some 50-odd miles away. I received it, extremely well packed, within 5 days via a Courier Service and at no extra cost to me which I thought was great service on John Lewis's part. I did think twice about buying it due to the cost but have decided that it id worth every penny. 10 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The bees knees. This is the best bin I have ever had. I like it so much It feels a bit wrong. The two sections are a perfect size for my needs as a single person, but would need regular emptying if you had a family. It was a considerable purchase for me, as it cost almost a weeks wages, but I shall look after it, and hope it will stay sleek and perfect for many years. Love it !! 03 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favourite dustbin I am disproportionately pleased with this dustbin. I mean, it's only a bin, right? But for the first few days after getting it, I would literally press the pedal just to watch the perfectly engineered self-closing top silently glide back into place. Then I would stand back to admire the flawless brushed steel sides and contemplate the beautiful design of the piece as a whole. Buying this dustbin will make your whole kitchen immeasurably better. 08 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I can't believe I love this bin so much I am writing an online review! I bought this bin two months ago as a replacement for a John Lewis own brand bin which arrived damaged. You get what you pay for. And this product has quality. From the soft close lid, holes to tuck away bin bag excess, latches to hold the lid open when changing the bags, it has it all. It comes well packaged and has 10 Simplehuman bin bags to get you going. A reviewer here says they are This bin comes with a 10 year guarantee, but it feels so well made I am sure it will exceed this with ease. 29 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Lovely Bin I have been looking at this bin for ages and wanting it, bought it now. It is so smart, the stainless steel keeps clean with out finger marks. Because it is narrow, it fits into a small space in my kitchen perfectly, a wider bin would always be in the way, and yet the bin is spacious and has room for recycling and non-recycling. I am so proud of it. :-) 05 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product We were fed up of having separate bags of rubbish in the kitchen according to their recyclability. Not wanting several bins in the kitchen, we wanted something to separate the rubbish as it was acquired. There are several similar bins on the market, but non come close to the quality of the Simplehuman. Yes its a bit pricy, but the build quality is such that I don't think we will ever need to buy another bin. It has easy clean liners, and the liner bags fit. It even looks great. Save yourself time comparing others you will want this one in the end. Buy this with confidence and enjoy a tidy kitchen. 17 August 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beautiful but smelly The positives- looks fantastic, low opening clearance so fits under most worktops, same depth as most worktops, solid mechanism and beautiful soft close. However a small design compromise means that when closed, there is a 4mm gap between the lids so if you have anything smelly in there, then the whole kitchen ends up smelling like the bin. I expected more from Simplehuman through previous purchases. My confidence was so great in them I foolishly threw away the receipt and box so I'm now stuck with a beautiful but smelly bin. 25 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I needed. I wanted to replace my old simple human bins as they were low ones and I have a new puppy on they way, I was imagining lots of stealing incidents! This one is as good as the others. It looks good and is brilliantly functional. Nice and weighty so I'm hoping to avoid any incidents. It's not a problem for me but the lid does close slowly, but also quietly. 29 May 2014
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