Garbage Bag Selector Guide


When it comes to the world of garbage bags, there are so many choices! Density, size, strength and colour are all features you need to consider when determining which bag is right for your application. Let us help you to navigate the various choices and help you determine which bag is right for you!

1. SELECT THE RIGHT BAG TYPE FOR YOUR APPLICATION

Linear Low Density

  • Excellent tear strength, stretch and puncture resistance
  • Ideal for heavy waste and sharp or jagged trash
  • Available in flat and star bottom

High Density

  • Limited tear strength and stretch
  • Ideal for wet, bulky trash; not recommended for sharp objects

 2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE

Bag Width

  • Use 1/2 of the outer circumference of the container

Bag Length

  • The height of the container plus 1/2 of the diameter of the container bottom, plus 3” (for overhang).
  • For square or rectangular containers, use the diagonal of the container bottom rather than the diameter.

3. DETERMINE THE REQUIRED BAG STRENGTH

How much does the liner need to hold?

  • Typically, the thicker the bag the more weight it can hold
  • Liners are identified as light, medium, heavy and extra-heavy

4. CHOOSE A COLOUR

Opaque

  • Hide unsightly trash

Silver or coloured

  • Great for aesthetics

Clear

  • Prevent theft and/or recycling

Now that you’ve learned about the difference in garbage bags, you can confidently select the right bag for you!  

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