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If you’ve ever purchased a waste can liner that didn’t quite fit, this page is for you. Purchasing the wrong size liner is quite common. With many types and dimensions, even we find liners to be confusing, and we’re the experts!  Here are the three mains things you need to be looking for in a liner: Density (plastic type), gauge (thickness), and capacity (size).

DENSITY

The density of a liner refers to the type of plastic. HIGH-DENSITY liners can handle large loads but also tear and puncture easily. These are best used for light materials such as paper, paper plates, paper cups, and anything with smooth edges. Use high-density liners by your desk for your office waste basket.

Use LOW-DENSITY liners for rough objects with sharp edges (metal, glass, plastic eating utensils, sticks, etc.). These bags are super strong and more resistant to tearing than that of high-density bags but have a lower load capacity.

CAPACITY

The capacity is simply the size of the bag. You’ll most likely be looking for the number of gallons the liner holds which can range from about 5 gallons to 65 gallons. If you know the dimensions of the waste can, you can also choose a liner based on width and height.

Once you’re familiar with what you’re looking for, can liner purchases should be a piece of cake. Remember: DENSITY, GAUGE, and CAPACITY. Once you have those factors down, all that’s left is minor details such as color (black, white, natural) and quantity per carton.

 

Size Gallons Product Color Density Thickness
17×17 3-4 1717L Back Low 0.35 Mil
24×23 7-10 2423BIO Red Low 1.3 Mil
24×24 7-10 24-6 White High 0.23 Mil
24×24 7-10 HD24246B Black High 0.23 Mil
24×31 12-16 H33 Black Low 1.0 Mil
24×32 12-16 W31 White Low 0.5 Mil
24×33 12-16 S243306N Natural High 0.23 Mil
30×36 20-30 303610B Black High 1.0 Mil
30×36 20-30 303615B Black High 1.5 Mil
30×36 20-30 W36 White Low 0.75 Mil
30×36 20-30 W36FLAT White Low 0.75 Mil
30×37 20-30 37-10 White High 0.4 Mil
30×37 20-30 S303716N Natural High 0.63 Mil
33×39 32-33 333915B Black Low 1.5 Mil
33×39 32-33 333920B Black Low 2.0 Mil
33×39 32-33 3339BIO Red Low 1.3 Mil
33×39 32-33 W39 White Low 0.75 Mil
33×40 32-33 40-12 White High 0.47 Mil
33×40 32-33 40-16 White High 0.63 Mil
36×58 55 365817B Black Low 1.7 Mil
38×58 55-60 385815B Black Low 1.5 Mil
38×58 55-60 385820B Black Low 2.0 Mil
38×58 55-60 W58 White Low 0.75 Mil
38×60 55-60 S386017N Natural High 0.67 Mil
40×46 40-45 404620B Black Low 2.0 Mil
40×46 40-45 W46 White Low 0.75 Mil
40×47 40-45 404615B Black Low 1.5 Mil
40×48 40-45 S404816N Natural High 0.63 Mil
40×48 40-45 Z8048UX Blue High 0.75 Mil
43×47 56 434615B Black Low 1.5 Mil
43×47 56 434620B Black Low 2.0 Mil
51×48 65 514822G Gray Low 1.5 Mil