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This 14 Gal. White Touchless Trashcan SX model uses the sensor technology and patented space saving lid opening design. As your hand or debris enter the zone 6 in. from the infrared sensor on top of the trash can, the lid will automatically slide open. No up or down lid motion means more capacity in less space. The lid will remain open if debris or hand is within the 6 in. range of the infrared sensor. 3 seconds after your hand moves away from the lid it closes automatically. At top front of the lid there are open and close buttons for manual operation and there is an on/off power switch on the back of the trash can. This automatic trash can is the only trash can with the automatic space saving design. Fits any regular 13 or 18 Gal. trash bags. Comes with bag retainer ring to secure and hide the trash bag inside the trash can.