Trash can liners are often the red-headed stepchild of any room you choose to place them in. They play a critical role in keeping your surroundings looking fresh and clean by housing all your bulky trash away from public viewing. They are practically every home- and business-owner’s secret weapon, yet, such little thought goes into picking the perfect liner. Many of us spend too much time searching for the right trash can that we forget high-quality trash can liners are just as important. Here at Supplize we offer linear low-density bags and high-density bags. Both of these options are excellent for keeping your surfaces free from debris. Read below for a crash course on selecting trash can liners for your household, office building, restaurant or facility.

Linear Low-Density (LLD) Bags

  • Equipped to handle rough objects under tough transport conditions, linear low-density bags are extremely strong, stretchy, and more resistant to tearing but handle lower load capacities than high-density liners.
  • On our website, linear low-density bags are identified by a thickness of “mils.”

What Can Go in Linear Low-Density Trash Can Liners?

  • Sticks
  • Yard trimmings
  • Metal with sharp edges
  • Objects with rough corners
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Glass bottles
  • Food with textured edges (crab legs, pineapple)

Approximate Thickness Equivalents:

Light.30 – .49 Mil
Medium.50 – .60 Mil
Heavy.61 – .74 Mil
Extra Heavy.75 – .80 Mil
Super Tuf.81 – 1.0 Mil
Super Hvy1.1 – 1.2 Mil
XXH1.3 – 1.9 Mil
XXXH2.0 – 3.0 Mil

Key Takeaways: Light to heavy thickness is ideal for smaller cans. Extra heavy to super heavy thickness is best for handling midsize/large cans, while super heavy to XXXH is for very large cans.

High-Density (Hi-D) Bags

  • Best for storing paper and non-rough objects under moderate transport conditions
  • High-density liners are known for their extremely strong fibers that are designed to handle higher load capacities better than low-density liners but are less resistant to tears once punctured
  • On Supplize’s website, high-density bags are identified by a thickness of “microns”

What Can Go in High-Density Trash Can Liners?

  • Office waste
  • Dirt, grass, rags
  • Paper, paper plates/cups
  • Cans without sharp edges
  • Food without sharp edges
  • Smooth, heavy objects

Approximate Thickness Equivalents:

Refuse6 Mic
Light7 – 9 Mic
Medium10 – 12 Mic
Heavy13 – 14 Mic
Extra Heavy15 – 17 Mic
XXH18 – 24 Mic

Key Takeaways: Light to medium thickness is ideal for smaller cans while heavy thickness is suitable for midsize or large cans. Use extra heavy thickness for your very large cans.

Most Common Cans and Recommended Liner Sizes

55 Gallon Container: LLD 38 x 58 or Hi D 43 x 48

44 Gallon Container: LLD 40 x 46 or Hi D 40 x 48

32 Gallon Container: LLD 33 x 39 or Hi D 33 x 40

8-10 Gallon Container: Hi D 24 x 24