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Step 1. Determine The Size Of Your Container

Step 2. Select Type of Trash Bag You Need

Step 3. Select The Strength of Your Trash Bag

 

Step 1. Determine The Size Of Your Container

Find the circumference and diameter of the container.

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sizeSquareCan

Round Container Square Container
Width of Bag Diameter X 3.14(pi) / 2 Total of All 4 Sides / 2
Height of Bag 1/2 Diameter + 6 (for overhang) + Height of Container 1/2 Smallest Side + 6 (for overhand) + Height of Container
Example Container is 30″ tall with a diameter of 24″Width = (24 X 3.14) / 2 = 37.6Height = 12 + 6 + 30 = 48Bag Required = 38 X 48 Container is 22″W X 16″L X 44″HWidth = (22 + 22 + 16 + 16) / 2 = 38Height = 8 + 6 + 44 = 58Bag Required = 38 X 58


Step 2
. Select Type of Trash Bag You Need

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Low Density High Density
Linear Low Density Bag (LLD)Recommended for rough objects under tough transport conditions.Example: These liners are very strong and are more resistant to tearing, but handle lower load capacities than Hi-D liners.Suggested LLD applications:

 

  • Sticks & rough yard trimmings
  • Metal w/ sharp edges
  • Nails & Bolts
  • Objects w/ rough corners or protrusions
  • Small rocks
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Abusive transport conditions
  • Food w/ rough eadges (ex: crab legs)
  • Glass bottles
High Density Bag (Hi-D)Great for paper and non-rough objects under moderate transport conditions.Example: These liners are very strong and handle higher load capacities than LLD liners, but are less resistant to tears once punctured.Suggested Hi-D applications: 

  • Cans w/out rough edges
  • Paper
  • Paper plates/cups
  • Food
  • Dirt
  • Grass
  • Rags/Cloth items
  • Smooth heavy object
  • Great for office waste baskets


Step 3
. Select The Strength of Your Trash Bag

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A trash bag’s strength is measured in mils or mics:

  • Mil – a unit of measurement in thousandths of an inch, i.e., .001 = one thousandth of an inch or 1 mil. Used to designate the thickness of linear Low Density Bags
  • Mic – short for micron, one millionth of a meter, or one thousandth od a millimeter. Used to designate the thickness of High Density bags

To convert Mil to Microns, multiply the Mil by 25.4

.39 Mil X 25.4 = 10 Microns

To convert Microns to Mil, divide the Micron by 25.4

17 Microns / 25.4 = .66 Mils

 

 

Weight Max Load (lbs.) Microns – High Density Mils – Low Density
Refuse Weight Light 3 6 .23
Light 10 7 .27
Medium 15 8 to 11 .31 to .43
Heavy 20 12 to 14 .47 to .55
Tuff or X-Heavy 25 16 to 19 .62 to .75
Super Tuff or XX-Heavy 30 20 to 24 .79 to .94
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