Trash bags are different sizes for different rubbish bins and across different countries, so how do you know which bag fits into your rubbish bin properly?
If you’re struggling to find the right trash bag or are just a little confused, the key things to know before purchasing a bag is your rubbish bin shape and its capacity or size. The bag will be bigger than the gallon capacity and go by the width of the bin. Measure the width of your can and the size will be that or larger. For example, a 24-gallon bin with a dimension of 40’ wide will be a 40-45 gallon bag.
31 to 35 Gallon Trash Bags
As with most garbage bags in today’s market, you can get these plastic garbage bags with a drawstring tie to seal them after they are filled with trash and debris. Many people, including myself, love this aspect of trash bags since you do not have to mess with a twister tie.
What Are The Most Popular Trash Can Sizes In The USA?
In the United States, the most well-used bin sizes include the standard size kitchen trash can and the large commercial/recycling cans. Typically the outdoor rolling garbage cans are around 20, 35 or 60-gallon sizes.
Indoor bins tend to come in different sizes and shapes, but typically, a household’s main indoor bin is around 10-16 gallons. Smaller bins for use in a bathroom, study or bedroom will stay around the 4-10 gallon size.
Households with more people or waste or shared bins for the likes of complexes or apartments, will, of course, lend toward the larger outdoor bins.
What Are The Different Trash Bag Sizes Available?
With trash bins coming in different sizes, shapes and capacities, it makes sense that there are many different sizes of trash bags to go along with the bin. Did you know that different countries also have different standard sizes bins as well?
Let’s start with the United States for example. There are square, rectangular or even round trash cans or bins. For these different size bins, there is a range of bag sizes from a small 3.5 gallon to a whopping 60 gallon. US bins and bags are measured in inches and gallons and there are different levels of strength and types of bags from drawstring and tabs to standard bags (no tabs or string) and stand-up bags.
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