The plastic trash can has been around for a long time, but not the automatic types you can get today. There are many durable plastic models on the market, fitting in any room in the home or office.
Many of the newer designed trash containers have hooks on their upper rims for grocery bag handles as the number of trash bags used in a week is approximately the same number of bags brought home from the grocery stores. Customers find that the 13-gallon bags at stores are cheaper than the odd sized ones and are more apt to be on sale. With the average trash emptied every night, the trash odor does not have time to accumulate in the plastic trash container.