North America Smart Trash/Garbage Bin Market Size, Share, & Trends Report

North America Smart Trash/Garbage Bin Market Size, Share, & Trends Analysis Report By Capacity (8 to 13 Gallon, 14 to 23 Gallon, Above 23 Gallon), By End Use (Residential, Commercial), and Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jun, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-509-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 53

Industry Outlook

The North America smart trash/garbage bin market size was valued at USD 7.4 million in 2017. It is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2018 to 2025. The smart trash bins considered under the scope of the study refers to the automatic garbage bins. These touchless trash bins are sensor-based and are capable of operating without making any physical contact. The market formulated estimates the market sizing & forecasts for the automatically operated touchless garbage/trash/waste bins. Surging demand for efficient waste disposal and smart waste management is one of the key trends stimulating growth of smart trash bins market.

U.S. smart trash/garbage bin market

With public welfare organizations, local government bodies, and other concerned regulatory boards are increasingly undertaking initiatives to ensure cleaner surroundings in urban areas, manufacturers of touchless garbage bins are escalating their efforts to boost the adoption of their offerings. As a result, initiatives and efforts led by governments and product manufacturers are encouraging residential population to adopt touchless trash cans in the day-to-day waste disposal activities.

Convenience offered by automatic disposal of sanitary waste in hospitals and clinics is projected to bolster the adoption of automatic garbage bins in the commercial sector. Furthermore, hotels & restaurants are increasingly deploying automatic garbage cans, particularly in washrooms, as part of their efforts to offer attractive services to customers.

In addition, smart cans are being installed in restrooms at public places, such as shopping malls, airports, bus stations, and metro stations in order to ensure a hygienic and healthy surrounding. Although vendors of smart garbage bins in the North America region are selling their products through retail outlets, wholesalers, and distributors, e-commerce has a major contribution in the development of the market.

By collaborating with prominent e-commerce players worldwide such as Amazon, Walmart, Costco, eBay, and Alibaba, the industry players are creating their market presence globally and are managing to deliver their products worldwide to augment their revenues. The U.S. represents the largest market share and is estimated to spearhead the global smart garbage bins market as well.

Capacity Insights

Based on capacity, the market has been divided into 8 to 13 Gallon, 14 to 23 Gallon, and above 23 Gallon. The 14 to 23 gallon capacity segment is likely to dominate the North America market in terms of revenue, owing to availability of substantial number of products in sizes belonging to the range, such as 13.2 gallons, 14 gallons, 15 gallons, 18 gallons, 22 gallons, and so on. 14 to 23 gallon automatic garbage bins are particularly in demand across the commercial sector as the sector requires trash bins with larger capacities to accumulate large volumes of waste generated at hotels, public restrooms, and hospitals, among others.

Meanwhile smart trash cans with capacities of 8 to 13 gallon are commonly used for household purposes, particularly in kitchens, rooms, and other locations in a house. These garbage cans are also found commonly at commercial locations, such as offices, cabins, hotel rooms, and hospital rooms.

North America smart garbage bin market

The popularity of automatic trash cans is increasing in the residential sector, as households are gradually changing and modernizing their lifestyle. Hence, the demand for touchless trash cans belonging to the 8 to 13 gallon segment is likely to grow at a noteworthy rate over the forecast period.

End Use Insights

Based on end use, the North America smart trash bin market has been bifurcated into commercial and residential. The commercial segment commanded more than half of the market in 2017.

However, the demand for automatic trash bins from the residential sector is anticipated to rise significantly over the coming years owing to growing awareness regarding the convenience offered by the product. Ease of operation offered coupled with increasing awareness about maintaining hygienic surroundings by avoiding cross-contamination of germs is expected to stir up the demand for smart garbage cans.

Smart trash cans are often expensive, as they require hardware components, such as sensors, motion detectors, and batteries. With the price sensitivity being higher across the residential sector, the commercial segment is projected to be at the forefront of the market throughout the forecast period.

Regional Insights

From a regional standpoint, the North America market has been segmented into the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Some of the prominent manufacturers & vendors of touchless garbage bins in North America are Nine Stars Group (USA) Inc.; iTouchless Housewares & Products, Inc.; and Simplehuman. These companies are emphasizing on strategic expansions through mergers and acquisitions and innovative product launches.

The region, especially the U.S., is witnessing a proliferation of smart garbage bins, thanks to strong inclination of the populace to adopt latest technologies. At the same time, high purchasing power of the populace and growing investments by market players in latest technologies are encouraging the growth of the market in the region.

The U.S. and Canada happen to be two of the most developed nations in the world. The U.S. alone contributed over 75.0% of the entire market share. The U.S. is poised to lead the market throughout the forecast period. Presence of a raft of industry participants, including automatic trash can manufacturers, technology providers, retailers, distributors, and other service providers is contributing to the growth of the market in the U.S.

North America Smart Trash/Garbage Bin Market Share Insights

Key industry participants include Ausko Pte Ltd.; Nine Stars Group Inc.; iTouchless Housewares & Products, Inc.; Simplehuman; and HANGSHAU Houseware Co., Ltd. These industry players are investing aggressively in R&D activities to develop innovative products and differentiate themselves from their peers in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Thousand, shipment in Thousand Units, and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America

Country scope

U.S., Canada, and Mexico

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional & country and shipments growth at regional level and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented theNorth America smart garbage bin market report based on capacity, end use, and region:

  • Capacity Outlook (Revenue, USD Thousand; Shipment, Thousand Units, 2014 - 2025)

    • 8 to 13 Gallon

    • 14 to 23 Gallon

    • Above 23 Gallon

  • End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Thousand; Shipment, Thousand Units, 2014 - 2025)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Thousand, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

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