How to Choose the Best Garbage Bags for Warehouses and Distribution Centers

How to Choose the Best Garbage Bags for Warehouses and Distribution Centers

By AAA Polymer | Can Liners

Jul 13

If you are searching through the internet to find the best garbage bags for warehouses and distribution centers, you’re in luck. At AAA Polymer, we help business owners choose the right type of commercial trash bag for their facility. Because one-size-fits-all solutions rarely hold water, we take a tailored approach to getting to know you and your unique needs.

Why is finding the best garbage bags for your warehouse or distribution center important? Because not having to deal with double-bagging, ugly bag hangover, and ripped bags can save you a lot of money down the road. And the experts at AAA Polymer can help. 

If you have any specific questions, we encourage you to contact one of our team members to learn more about finding the best garbage bags for your warehouse or distribution center. In the meantime, we’ve outlined a few key attributes you should look for in the best garbage bags for warehouses and distribution centers.

The Best Garbage Bags for Warehouses and Distribution Centers Are Low Density

All trash bags are made from PE resin materials. When deciding which garbage bag is right for your specific needs, you need to determine whether you want it to be made of low-density or high-density resin.

High-Density Garbage Bags for W/DCs

High-density (HD) resins are ideal for lightweight materials and are usually geared towards office spaces and bathrooms. If you are looking for a heavy-duty trash bag to carry sturdy or sharp debris, you'll be best suited to avoid HD resin garbage bags.

Low-Density Garbage Bags for W/DCs

Low-density (LD) resins on the other hand are perfect for carrying waste that can puncture, tear, or rip through regular trash bags like a knife through butter. The durability of LD resin trash bags allows them to withstand wood, cardboard, glass, metal, and other materials commonly found in warehouses, construction sites, or distribution centers. Needless to say, the first step to choosing the best garbage bags for warehouses and distribution centers is to start with low-density can liners. 

Thicker Trash Bags Are Best for Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Next on the agenda is to choose the proper gauge (thickness of the bag) for your W/DC, which is measured in Mil (.001 of an inch). The smaller the Mil, the lighter the trash bag. Low-density and linear low-density resins can go all the way up to 3.0 Mil. These thicker trash bags are regularly used by construction contractors

However, when it comes to choosing the right thickness, there are no one-size-fits-all approaches:

  • Buying a trash bag with a higher Mil count than necessary can be costly and a waste of money, while
  • Buying a trash bag with too low a Mil count can force you to use more bags at once (which also means spending money).

Instead, it's best to base the can liner thickness on the specific application. In doing so, you can reduce waste, minimize spills, and generate savings. Don't hesitate to reach out to the team at AAA Polymer for tailored guidance and assistance.

Warehouses and Distribution Centers Are Best Off With Flat Seals

Choosing the proper seal is vital when it comes to choosing the best heavy-duty trash bag. The three options to choose from are gusset seals, star seals, and flat seals. Of the three, we usually recommend you go with flat seals.

Although star seals are good at preventing leaks and gusset seals can pack great volume for their size, flat seals have both of those advantages and are the best at preventing tears from sharp or heavy objects. Flat seal bags don't conform to receptors as well as star and gusset seals, but most warehouses and distribution centers benefit from having free-standing trash bags anyway.

Bigger Bags Aren't Always Better

According to research, most facilities and warehouses use up to 30% more trash bags than what is required. Meaning if you are spending thousands of dollars a year on trash bags, the savings from cutting up to 30% of usage can equate to substantial savings. 

Picking the proper size bag will not only help you save money but it will also help reduce source reduction. Be sure to use the proper bags for each part of the facility to prevent unnecessary waste as well (for example, bathrooms don't need low-density trash bags).

Contact AAA Polymer to Find the Best Garbage Bag for Your Warehouse or Distribution Center

At AAA Polymer, we offer a robust catalog of premium, high-quality trash bags, and can liners for virtually every application. We are home to over 200 options to choose from and when it comes to selecting the proper garbage bag gauge and size, the experts at AAA Polymer are here to guide you through the process. 

Contact us today for a free trash bag audit.

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