A touchless trash can’s lid opens by itself. Most models feature a motion sensor. If you wave your hand or garbage in front of the trash can, the lid pops open automatically. Some low-tech touchless trash cans have a foot pedal. When you press the pedal, the lid opens.
Let's take a look at some of the benefits of touchless trash cans.
Hygienic: Because you don’t have to touch the trash can to throw away your garbage, you’re not exposed to germs, bacteria, and viruses that might be present in the garbage.
Time-saving: Since you don’t come into contact with the trash, you won’t have to stop in the middle of cooking to wash your hands after you throw something away.
Ergonomic: You don’t have to bend or crouch to open a touchless trash can, so the design is much kinder on your back and knees.
Space-saving: Many touchless trash cans have a streamlined design that takes up less space in your kitchen or bathroom than traditional trash cans.
Wider opening: Touchless trash cans often have wider openings than other garbage cans, so you can easily toss out large items.
Security: You can lock a touchless trash can, so your pets can’t get into the garbage and make a mess.