Infrared Touchless Smart Trash Can allows for touch free, keep your hands clean while you are cooking or playing with your children, and help to prevent germ contamination, which reduces the threat of illness and infections, creates a germ free, odor free, and automated environment. Simply place your hand or debris about 6 inches away from the infrared sensor near the lid of the Smart Trash Can. It will open instantly when you approach and will close automatically in 5 seconds after debris has been released and your hand moves away. The lid will remain open if debris or your hand is within the 6-inch range of the infrared sensor. There are also two buttons on the front to open and close the lid manually.