Choosing the correct liner and container for your application can help you alleviate issues like a liner that is too small and falls into a can. A liner that is too large hangs over the side of the trash can, which is wasted money and plastic.

Types of Plastic

There are two types of plastics used for trash can liners—linear low density and high density. Both have specific applications where they are more suitable.

Linear Low Density Bag: Provides excellent combination of strength, puncture resistance and tear resistance. Ideal for sharp objects and where transport conditions are tough.

High Density Bag: Ideal for paper and non-sharp objects under standard transport conditions. Low tear resistance. Uses less plastic than Linear Low Density bags. Excellent dry and wet load capacity.

Types of Bags

Standard Bags: Sized by gallon and length and width dimensions.

Accufit Bags: Sized to match specific cans. Resulting in less material and a lower cost. Correct sizing won’t let bag fall into the can.

LiteLift Bags: Ergonomic can liner designed to improve worker safety. Carrying handle on
bottom of bag allows the bag to be carried with two hands and closer to the body, reducing lower back strain. Meets NIOSH Standards.

LongoPac Bags: Require a specific stand. Unique design that allows bags to be as long or as
short as wanted. Zip tie is used to close bottom of bag, and when it is time to change, another
zip tie is added to close top of bag and cut to start next bag.

Definitions

Mil: Term used in the measurement of Linear Low Density Liners. One mil is .001″.
Liners range from .35 to 4.0 mil.
Micron: Measurement of High Density Liners. 25.4 microns equals .001″. Liners range from 6 to 24 micron.