When maintaining a clean and hygienic facility, choosing the right trash can liner is crucial. The right trash can liner helps facility managers streamline waste disposal and ensure proper sanitation.
One of the main benefits of using the correct liner is the prevention of leaks. Trash can liners that are too flimsy or ill-fitting are prone to tearing and spilling their contents. This not only creates a mess but also wastes valuable labor as janitorial staff need to clean up the mess and replace the liner.
Another advantage of using the right trash can liner is ensuring a proper fit. Using liners that are too small can cause them to slip down into the trash can, leaving the sides exposed and making it difficult to remove the trash bag without a struggle. On the other hand, liners that are too big waste money, as much of the bag material hangs over the side, providing no value.
In this article, we will explain your options and help you decide on the best trash can liners for your facility based on container size and building area.
If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you need to rethink your can liner selections.
Trash can liners are an essential part of waste management in any facility. Understanding the different materials used to make trash can liners is crucial in determining the right liner for your needs. Here, we will discuss the properties and advantages of the four most common materials used for trash can liners: Hexene, LLDPE, Blended LLDPE, and HDPE.
Choosing the correct trash can liner material depends on your needs and waste requirements. Hexene is ideal for heavy and irregular waste, LLDPE is suitable for everyday use, blended LLDPE is perfect for cost-conscious users in heavy-duty applications, and HDPE is a great all-purpose, cost-effective option.
A properly fitted bag not only ensures efficient waste collection but also prevents leaks and makes for easier disposal. But how do you calculate the correct size of a trash can liner?
For rectangular receptacles, use these calculations:
Add the length of all four sides and divide by two.
Example for an 11" x 22" x 30" rectangular container:
(11+11+22+22) / 2 = 33 inches
Add the height of the container to half of the width and add three inches.
(30 + (22 / 2) + 3) = (30 + 11 + 3) = 44 inches
For round receptacles, use these calculations:
Multiply the diameter of the container by 3.14 (pi) and divide by two.
Example for a 22" diameter x 27" high container:
22 x 3.14 / 2 = 35 inches (rounded up)
Add the height of the container to half of the base diameter and add three inches.
27 + (22 / 2) + 3 = 27 + 11 + 3 = 41 inches.
Hillyard offers a complete array of waste can liners. Here's a guide to Hillyard's brands:
We've identified the best liners for each receptacle in our online store (EXAMPLE). Simply find your receptacle and check the "Required & Related Products" Tab. Check out the product carousel at the bottom of the listing for a complete list of recommended liners.
For further assistance with indoor or outdoor garbage cans, use the "I'm interested" form below, and one of our representatives will contact you. In addition to our various trash can models, Hillyard carries recycle bins and sorting stations.
The terms "can liners" and "trash bags" are often used interchangeably, but they can refer to slightly different products based on context and specific use cases. Can liners are primarily designed for use in commercial settings, such as offices, restaurants, and industrial facilities. Can liners often come in a broader range of sizes and thicknesses to accommodate various sizes of waste bins or trash cans used in these environments. In essence, while the terms can be used interchangeably, "can liners" might imply a more heavy-duty and professional-grade product suitable for larger waste containers, while "trash bags" often refer to the everyday bags used in homes, offices, and other general settings.
Trash can liners come in various sizes to suit different trash cans and waste bins, typically measured in gallons or liters of capacity. Small liners, around 4-8 gallons or 15-30 liters, are ideal for bathroom or office bins, while medium sizes, approximately 10-15 gallons or 38-57 liters, fit standard kitchen bins. Larger options, ranging from 20 to 30 gallons or 75-114 liters, are suitable for bigger kitchen cans or medium outdoor bins. For substantial needs, extra-large liners at 33 gallons or 125 liters and beyond are designed for larger outdoor or commercial bins. These sizes can vary slightly among manufacturers, so it's advised to verify the packaging details before selecting a liner size that best matches your trash can dimensions and waste disposal requirements.
The difference between mil and micron measurements in trash can liners lies in the units used to express thickness. "Mil" is a measurement in thousandths of an inch, with higher mil numbers indicating thicker liners; for instance, a 2-mil liner is thicker than a 1-mil liner. "Micron," on the other hand, is a metric unit representing one-millionth of a meter, used internationally for measuring liner thickness. Generally, as a reference point, 1 mil is approximately equal to 25.4 microns. When comparing trash liners, understanding this distinction is essential, as it ensures you select the appropriate thickness for your needs—whether that's a durable, heavy-duty liner for demanding waste or a thinner option for lighter use—based on the measurement unit provided by the manufacturer.
DISCLAIMER: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Examples and recommendations in this article may not apply to every situation. This information is provided on an “as is” basis and does not supersede any other documentation. Always follow the instructions as written on the product label.