Simple Human purposely designs this trash can so that standard trash bags will not fit. The can is not rectangular, but a trapezoid. Standard 13 gallon bags have to be stretched so tightly that they are in danger of splitting and are extremely difficult to get on. When I pay well over $150 for a trash can, I don't expect to be forced into buying custom-sized bags, too--especially when that was not divulged in the description.
I thought the price was high for a trash can, but the quality is excellent. I compared several vendors and Overstock had the best price. The shape and size is perfect. Our former trashcan was circular and this made the trash really had to get out as it seemed to form a suction; it was always a battle of us vs. the trash when trying to pull the bag out of the can. The rectangular shape of this can makes taking the trash out simple. The latch that holds the lid open is a great feature. Someone else wrote a review on the trash bags. There was a 10 pack sample that came with my order and frankly, they are the best trash bags I've ever used and I will be using them. They are super thick and fit the can perfectly. The price for size Q is $20 for 50 bags, but these bags hold a lot, so we are using them much less frequently.
I've been looking for a heavy duty garbage can that will withstand my four kids who are rough on everything--this can does that, and more! It is nice to look at, cleans up very easily with a squirt of Windex, and has not had an issue in the two years I've owned it. I even bought a second one and put a recycling sticker on the top for my recycling. It fits standard size trash bags--I use Glad.
Had one for several years in the 30L, latch broke after 5 yrs. Bought a knock off brand which made marks on our wall, finally broke down and bought this 50L, love the size, works perfect. Regular 13 gallon trash bags work well with it, you do not have to order the SH bags but in any case, the SH bags are awesome too. No complaints at all.
It's possible to love a garbage can. I've had it more than a year. Very sturdy and hard working. Buy the garbage bags made by simplehuman for the can. They fit beautifully and are thicker and far superior from grocery store bags. This can and bags are one of my best purchases ever!