simplehuman Semi-Round Sensor Bin, Matt Steel, 45L

Product information

simplehuman's sensor bin is a cleaner, easier way to manage your rubbish. By reacting and adapting to your behaviour, it won't open unexpectedly or close before you've finished your task.

The trigger zone is a focused space directly above the lid. It's easy to reach when you want to use the bin, but doesn't mistakenly trigger when you walk nearby. Once the lid is open, the trigger zone extends to become more sensitive to activity. That way the bin is sure to know if you're still in the area, so the lid won't close before you've disposed of what you need to.

For longer chores like changing the liner or cleaning up after dinner, the lid conveniently stays open for an extended period. After 3 seconds of continued activity, the bin switches to a 30-second stay-open mode… even if you step away. Combined with the convenient inner liner, that means no trapped fingers and no scraps on the floor.

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)
H63.6 x W44.1 x D30.5cm
Matt Steel
Kitchen Bin Style
Press Top Bins
Kitchen Bin Type
Manufacturer's Guarantee
5 years
Stainless Steel


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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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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 2.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great bin!! Love it, as do our small children and in fact anyone who visits! Just about to order another as a Christmas gift. So nice not to have to touch the bin lid or balance on one foot holding a toddler and press the pedal on our old one. It does get confused sometimes and almost needs a reset of a manual close and then try again but all in all very happy. After the sensor the 2nd best feature it how easy it is to change the bags and it is a one piece bin so no more heavy lifting of the inner out before you get the bag out while trying not to get messy hands. 10 December 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fabulous Idea - Poor Execution I have had 2 of these bins within the last 5 weeks. The idea is wonderful and when it arrived we were delighted. Simply move your hand over the sensor and the bin opens. Regrettably after 3 days the bin elected to open and close of its own volition. John Lewis speedily replaced it with a new one. Which after a short time also elected to open by itself. We now have a lovely simplehuman pedal bin which opens we we press the pedal. I would love to have one of these sensor bins again - but only when the technology has been perfected! 12 November 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not recommended for the smaller kitchen Sensor is very sensitive. Simplehuman recommends bin is positioned clear of any objects by at least 50cm at all times. Despite being clear of this range the bin was remaining open and therefore it is reluctantly being returned. Shame, as a great product otherwise. 03 October 2013
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