Smart trash cans that make your garbage way nicer

These wastebaskets have lids that open on command and helpful odor eliminators.

Your garbage is gross. To avoid handling it and having to think about it for longer than you need to, get your hands on one of these smart trash cans equipped with motion sensors and/or odor-absorbing filters. They come in easy-to-clean, elegant finishes, and have small, subtle features that make the chore of taking out the garbage a little less unpleasant.

Space-saver: iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Automatic Trash Can

Absorbs Smells

You don’t have to worry about unpleasant stenches. Amazon

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This smart trash can opens with a wave of your hand—the sensor makes sure the lid won’t accidentally close on your hand, with a blinking red light that warns you about a closing lid, and green light indicating stay open mode for when you need to take out or reload the trash. A replaceable odor filter will keep your kitchen free of unsavory scents. The trash can is powered by batteries or an add-on AC adapter. It comes in easy-to-clean stainless steel, with a 13-gallon capacity that fits standard trash bags.

Dual-compartment: Ninestars Automatic Trash Can / Recycling Bin

Receptacle That Notice Movement

Closes quietly and the removable ring liner lets you tuck in your bags neatly and attractively. Amazon

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This 18-gallon stainless steel bin has compartments for trash and recycling, so no need to worry about setting up separate kitchen stations. It’s made out of stain-resistant stainless steel, and has a motion-sensor-activated lid-closer that also traps odors. The sensor charges via D batteries, and comes with a battery-preserving delay sensory technology that won’t activate if your dog wanders near the trash can. The lid closes quietly, and a removable ring liner lets you tuck in your trash bags neatly and attractively.

Most interesting: Townew Self-Sealing and Self-Changing Kitchen Trash Can

Cutest Choice For Any Room

It’s like a little Star Wars character. Amazon

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Townew’s self-sealing and self-changing trash can is sleek, germaphobe-friendly, and traps odors. Not that tying your own garbage bag is difficult, but why not snag a receptacle that does it for you? The built-in infrared motion sensor makes it so you don’t even have to touch the can. The garbage holds 25 recyclable trash bags at a time. Place them all in the machine and once the first bag is full, the Townew seals it. Remove that full bag, and the smart trash automatically puts a new liner in its place. The trash can also detect if the trash is getting too high and will close the bag to make sure nothing spills out.