I have had this item in my kitchen for 10 months now. I was concerned about its durability. I have had no problems and the batteries last forever it seems. I'm ordering the AC adaptor to save future battery costs even though the batteries are still hold up well. I'm doing my part to save the world... lol. The trash can can fill up a regular sized 13 gallon kitchen trash bag with no wasted space or mess. This is truly a great product! I highly recommend it."