GVR Report cover North America Smart Trash Bin Market Size, Share & Trends Report

North America Smart Trash 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

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-509-0
  • Number of Pages: 53
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The North America smart trash bin market size to be valued at USD 12.3 million by 2025 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% during the forecast period. 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 of 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 the growth of the smart trash bins market.

North America Smart Trash Bin Market size, by capacity

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 the residential population to adopt touchless trash cans in the day-to-day waste disposal activities.

The 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 to 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.

North America Smart Trash Bin Market Trends

Automated sanitary disposal in hospitals and clinics is predicted to expect huge demand for trash bins in public places. Furthermore, restaurants and hotels are increasingly implementing automatic garbage cans, particularly in restrooms, in order to provide better customer service. Moreover, to promote a healthy and hygienic environment, smart cans are currently installed in washrooms at public locations such as metro stations, airports, bus stops, and shopping malls. These widespread end-use applications are expected to bolster the market growth in the forecast period.

Furthermore, consumers are being influenced to choose smart trash bins as their understanding increases for technology-enabled garbage bins. Emerging countries around the world are in the favor of smart technology to implement in major cities to meet smart city project initiatives that can certainly increase the need for smart garbage bins. End-users regard these systems as effective since they provide many benefits in terms of time savings, infrastructure reduction, and reduction in operating expenses of up to 30%. In addition, the growing reliance on smart technology that can reduce personnel requirements for waste collection has been discovered to be an additional benefit in several areas. These are the major factors driving the market growth and are anticipated to continue the trend in the forecast period.

However, the ease of availability of various alternative garbage bin solutions around the world is likely to be a major impediment to the smart trash bin market growth. Traditional bins are still preferred by users since they are less expensive and easier to use. The smart garbage bin wireless technology has a limited range and slow transmission speed. It also requires sensor nodes that have a restricted memory size. Furthermore, the cost of educating the staff to operate smart garbage bins and the cost of general maintenance add to the overheads.

Local government bodies, public welfare organizations, and other related regulatory boards are introducing innovative approaches to maintain a clean and healthy environment in urban areas. As a result, manufacturers of touch-free garbage bins are scaling up their efforts to encourage people to use their products. Additionally, owing to product manufacturers and the government's efforts, the residential population is being encouraged to adopt touchless garbage containers in their regular disposal operations. These factors are creating potential opportunities for the market to grow in the forecast period.

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 market in North America, in terms of revenue, owing to the availability of a 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 gallons 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 Trash Bin Market share, by end use

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 the 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.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The 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.

Recent Development

In March 2021, Enevo Group is acquired by REEN, a technology company. REEN's position in technological solutions to modernize and streamline waste management will be strengthened as a result of the acquisition.

Some of the prominent players in North America smart trash bin market include:

  • Ausko Pte Ltd.

  • Nine Stars Group Inc.

  • iTouchless Housewares & Products, Inc.

  • Simplehuman

  • HANGSHAU Houseware Co., Ltd.

North America Smart Trash Bin Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 8.14 million

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 12.32 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2018 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Capacity, end use, region

Regional scope

North America

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Ausko Pte Ltd.; Nine Stars Group Inc.; iTouchless Housewares & Products, Inc.; Simplehuman; HANGSHAU Houseware Co., Ltd.

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North America Smart Trash Bin Market Segmentation

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 the North America smart trash bin market report based on capacity, end use, and region:

North America Smart Trash Bin Market Segmentation

  • 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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