A garbage can with a rotation type cover plate comprises a can body and a resetting pedal switch. The garbage can with the rotation type cover plate is characterized in that a semi-circle stop plate is arranged on the top of the can body to form a semi-circle can opening, a semi-circle cover plate is hinged on the center of a circle of the semi-circle stop plate, a stop edge is arranged on the outer edge, corresponding to the cover plate, of the can body, and a transmission device is arranged between the cover plate and the pedal switch. By rotating of the cover plate, horizontal opening and closing of the can opening are achieved, and splashing of sewage and pollution on clothes and surroundings are avoided when garbage is taken out. Objectively, the garbage is beneficial to being poured into a garbage can by people. Meanwhile, the garbage can with the rotation type cover plate is sanitary in use and convenient to operate.