This trash can features high tech infrared technology - this can will open and close automatically! The infrared sensor senses your hand or debris from 6 inches away, and automatically opens! The can remains open for 3 seconds before closing tightly. This infrared can helps decrease the spread of germs, and the threat of cross-contamination. This can is constructed of durable plastic, and is powered by 4 D batteries (batteries not included). When the lid is open, the product measures 23.25" high.