simplehuman Sensor Bin, 40L

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.


  • "Trigger Zone" focused space directly above the lid - easy to reach when you want to use the bin, but doesn't 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 finished your task.
  • For longer chores, like changing the liner or cleaning up after dinner, the lid 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

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)
H63.8 x W44.2 x D30.5cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Stainless steel
5 Years
Kitchen Bin Style
Sensor Bins
Kitchen Bin Type
Stainless steel


  • UK delivery

    Delivery in 7 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 3.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by love it The noise our bin makes is just a whirr and we have never had any problems with that. Great bin that keeps clean, good size for a family of four. To save money we use some standard size bin liners, just as good as the simple human ones. 27 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product but a little noisy We chose this bin as part of an exchange for our John Lewis sensor bin which developed a mind of its own (new bin delivered next day, old bin picked up the day after that, excellent service as usual - thank you John Lewis). It is a great size and fits neatly into a shallow space (we had limited options for bins that would fit), I find it opens and closes at the right time nearly all of the time which is better than the old bin! I'm not sure any sensor bins get it right 100% of the time. It is a little noisy on opening and closing but we've got used to this now. If you can position it out of a walkway then do so, we can't and guests are often startled by it opening as they walk past it and it's even worse if people gather in the area near it (I often just switch it off to prevent this or if there are visiting children playing with it!) - I don't think this is any fault of this particular bin though, just a problem with sensor bins in general and at least the power switch is easily accessible on the outside of the bin. Also need to stop guests from forcing the lid back down before it has a chance to close by itself as this results in an awful grinding noise but so far hasn't broken it. I found it went through quite a few sets of batteries in the first few months and was quite erratic when the batteries were getting low so I bought a power lead for it (a generic power adaptor not the rather pricey simplehuman version) and this is much better. On rereading this review it sounds quite negative but I just wanted to give as much information as possible, overall I'm very pleased with it and wouldn't go back to a manual bin. 08 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Updated Review - see Mave23 Returned this bin as previous review (Very disappointed - Mave23). Great response from John Lewis (as ever) and Simple Human. We now have a replacement bin, which is much quieter though still some noise. Having said that the bin is a great shape and works really well. We have given 4 stars because customer service was fantastic. 13 August 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointed The bin has just arrived. It looks good and sits nicely in the kitchen however it is very noisy, grinding and squealing every time it opens and closes. Unfortunately this is going to be returned. 09 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Love this product. Worth the extra money. No touch no fingerprints. 07 January 2014
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