Three Things to Consider When Buying Bin Bags

When you get life’s most mundane purchases right, life just runs more smoothly.

Do you want scented ones? Drawstring ones? Tie top ones? Heavy-duty ones? Recycled ones? Recyclable ones? Do you even know what size your bin is? As with almost everything these days, the number of choices out there when it comes to bin bags seem to be infinite, but once you work out what you need, it’s easy to make sure you get the right product for you — and your bins.


Get the size right

Tailor-made to fit a Brabantia bin perfectly, with no gaping or tearing.Brabantia

The first thing you need to think about is the size of your bin — bin sizes are usually given in litres, so you have an idea of the volume, and they usually come in fairly standard heights and widths, so once you know the volume, you should be able to narrow down the bag you need quite easily. Most bin bags are fairly forgiving when it comes to diameter so even if your bin is a little wider or narrower than standard, as long as the volume is about right, you should be fine. If you want something that fits perfectly, it’s worth looking to see if your bin manufacturer offers their own brand of bag. These Brabantia bags are designed to sit perfectly in their bins, with no bagging or stretching, and a drawstring means everything stays inside.

EcoBag 50 Heavy Duty Refuse Sacks 100 L (Pack of 6)

Recycled or recyclable?

A bulk buy of heavy duty bags that’s kinder to the environment, and your wallet.Eco Bag

While we’re all trying to be greener and reduce the amount of waste we’re throwing away by reusing and recycling, for most of us, we’re still going to be binning a certain amount of rubbish. While recyclable bags might sound like a good idea, they’re often not as strong as other types of bag. They’re ideal for small amounts of food waste — you’ll often find that the liners for food caddies are made of compostable material — but strength is what you want if you don’t want to find your rubbish on the floor. In that instance, the greenest option is to look for bin bags that are made from recycled plastic. And get large volume ones, like these, fill them, and you’ll be minimising your impact on the environment.

CONCEPT4U® Fragrance Scented Swing Bin Liners/Bags 125 Bin Liners

Could your bin be more fragrant?

In five different colours and fragrances to improve both aesthetics and aroma.Concept4u

Bins aren’t renowned for their pleasant odour, but while there are some things that you can do about that — regularly emptying them, ensuring the lids are kept clean, and using odour neutralisers on the inside can call help — opting for scented bin bags, like these, is another way to make sure your rubbish doesn’t get up your nose. Fans of these particular scented liners warn that they’re a little thin, so you might want to think about using them as liners with a heavier duty bag inside, or for more lightweight duties in the bathroom or bedroom.