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.

simplehuman Code H Custom Fit Drawstring Trash Bags, 30-35 Liter / 8-9 Gallon, 3 Refill Packs (60 Count)

Multiple Styles Available

This choice is extra strong and comes in quantities of 20, 60 or 100.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.

Glad OdorShield Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, Febreze Fresh Clean

Guarded Against Rips and Leaks

This option stretches to accommodate large quantities of garbage.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.

Hefty Strong Multipurpose Large Trash Bags, 30 Gallon, 74 Count

Thick Plastic

This model measures 1.05 millimeters to handle tough messes and debris from both indoors and outdoors.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.