The CleanItSupply Trash Bag Cheat Sheet Guide: Part 4

 Welcome to Part 4 of’s Trash Bag Cheat Sheet Guide. This guide has given you a well versed understanding of both high density, and low density trash bags. In Part 1 of our series we discussed whether picking a low or high density can liner was right for your needs. Part 2 discussed the variety of trash bag seals. In Part 3 of our guide, we took an expanded look at the benefits of High Density and Low Density Trash Bags.

In the fourth and final part of this guide, we will go over the sizes, and measurements for both Low and High Density Trash Bags.

The first question that needs to be accessed when deciding on the size of your bag, is what size does your situation require?

Depending on the size of your receptacle, it should be a pretty easy question to answer. Most trash cans are segmented by gallon sizes, allowing for relatively easy pairing. However if you are unaware of the size of your container, or have a specialty item, there are ways to figure out what size bag accurately fits your needs.

Measuring the width of the can is typically the easiest way to figure out the bag for you. This will allow you to have a number to go off of when searching for a bag.

As it pertains to the length of the bag for both round and square containers, having a longer bag is typically the way to go. There is rarely a problem with have a bag that is longer. A shorter bag however, can often lead to the bags falling inside the can. When in doubt of the length of your container, it is our recommendation that you should always go longer than what you think your size is. This allows for easier overhang, which allows for easier removal.

The second aspect to figuring out the correct bag for your needs is to find out the maximum weight of your receptacle. To find out the overall strength that would be needed, try to determine your typical disposal needs. An estimated guess, or trial by error, may be needed if there is little information on what your container can hold. However, purchasing a bag with a maximum load capacity is always a sure-fire way of ensuring bag strength. In these cases a Low Density bag would be the ideal choice, due to its elasticity.

This guide has provided a thorough understanding of the ins-and-out of the purchasing the correct trash bag for your needs. Through this detailed guide, you have learned about the intricacies of trash bag seals, resins, mils, microns, gauges, and the differences between high density and low density trash bags. It is our goal to present the most straight-forward and comprehensive information to better serve our customers. If you would like more information on our wide selection of Trash Bags please call us at 1-800-998-3295.

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