Three Things to Consider Before Buying Trash Bags

Collecting and disposing garbage isn’t such a messy job if you use the right sacks.

Trash bag in doorway.
Containing garage doesn’t mean you should have to see (or smell) it until it’s time for your weekly trash pickup.Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas

No matter how much we try to reduce, recycle, or reuse household products, there is no escaping the mountain of trash each of us produces every week, month, and year. A quality garbage liner is the best way to corral the byproducts of everyday living and keep home, garage, and garden as clean as possible. Here’s a look at some of the most popular liner bags on the market.

Custom Fit

simplehuman Code H Custom Fit Drawstring Trash Bags, 30-35 Liter / 8-9 Gallon, 3 Refill Packs (60 Count)
Durable trash bags with drawstrings makes it easier to close full sacks without spilling the contents.simplehuman

Although Simple Human brand bags are tailored to be used specifically with Simple Human bins and receptacles, they are still one of the best-selling liner bags available. Their custom fit means no sloppy bag edges, making replacement an easy chore when it’s time to take out the trash.

Odor Protection

Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags - OdorShield 13 Gallon White Trash Bag, Febreze Fresh Clean - 110 Count
One of the easiest ways to hide garbage odors is to mask it with a scented bag.Glad

Kitchen trash receptacles are especially prone to generating foul odors. Scented bags or liners with integrated odor control are the best way to control an unwanted fragrance wherever it raises its ugly head.

Heavy Duty

Hefty Strong Multipurpose Large Trash Bags, 30 Gallon, 74 Count
If you’re worried about tearing or breaking a trash bag open, spend a few extra bucks and get bags built with thick plastic.Hefty

For garbage collection outside the kitchen, it’s best to go with an extra-thick, high-volume bag. A 1mm or 2mm thick bag will handle overstuffing with jagged or rough objects much more securely than a standard kitchen-can liner. The brand name Hefty is synonymous with heavy duty trash disposal.