How To Save Money by Choosing the Best Commercial Trash Bag?

How To Save Money by Choosing the Best Commercial Trash Bag?

By Michael Kralstein | Commercial Recycling

Jan 31

When it comes to finding the best commercial trash bag, you have no shortage of options. However, don’t throw your hard, cold cash out with the trash by choosing the wrong type of commercial trash bag. Most of our customers are surprised when we share the potential savings that may be realized by choosing the right commercial trash bag for the application.

In addition to wasting money, choosing the wrong type of commercial trash bag can result in the creation of unnecessary hazards as well as untimely spills.  Fortunately, the experts at AAA Polymer make choosing the best type of commercial trash bag as simple as possible. We will listen to your needs and guide you to the best trash bags for your business. Whether you need a trash bag for commercial bathrooms, deskside trash cans, or any other business purpose, we can help.

Complete our online contact form to learn how we can help save your business time and money. In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about what you should consider when choosing a commercial trash bag.

High Density Commercial Trash Bags

High density commercial trash bags are ideal for lightweight objects and paper. Although these can liners are very strong and can handle relatively higher load capacities, high density trash bags will easily tear if punctured. A few of the most commonly suggested applications for high density trash bags include:

  • Great for bathroom can liners
  • Paper plates, paper goods, and cups
  • Cloth items, clothing, and rags
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    Food
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    Grass and dirt trash bags
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    Heavy, but smooth objects
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    Excellent for office waste trash bags

As long as no irregularly-shaped or sharp objects are being discarded, high density trash bags may be the ideal solution. These bags offer lighter construction, which means lower storage and freight. In addition, high density trash bags offer superior moisture protection and vapor protection.

Low Density Commercial Trash Bags

Low density commercial trash bags are thicker, flexible, and exceptionally resistant to puncturing and tearing. Low density trash bags are most often used for yard trash, construction debris, kitchen trash, and trash that includes irregularly shaped objects, such as:

  • Wood
  • Metals
  • Cardboard
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    Glass

These trash bags can easily handle lower load capacities than high density can liners. If you need a durable and tough trash bag, low density can liners will be your best solution. These types of trash bags are the most widely available and commonly use trash can product on the market.

Commercial Trash Bag Gauge

The gauge of the commercial trash bag refers to the thickness of the film, which determines the strength, weight, as well as the price of the bags. Low density trash bags have a thicker gauge, which is why these bags are more puncture resistant and provide more heft. Low density trash bags are more ideal for heavier and more irregularly-shaped items.

On the other hand, high density commercial trash bags have a lower gauge, are lighter weight, and can actually save you money (if your application calls for this type of trash bag). These lower gauge bags are best suited for lighter to moderately heavy contents.

The Bigger Commercial Trash Bag Isn’t Always Better

In addition to choosing the right type of commercial trash bag (low density vs high density), it’s important to choose the appropriate size of trash bag for your receptacle. If the trash bag is too big, it may require continual knotting or banding to keep it in place. If your commercial trash bag is too small, it will fall into the receptacle and cause trash to spill. In either case, the wrong commercial trash bag will result in inefficiencies that are not necessary.

The Right Size Commercial Trash Can May Save You Money

Have you ever walked through your warehouse, distribution center, or business and noticed waste baskets with “Ugly Bag Hangover” (UBO)? If so, you should be concerned. In addition to being unattractive, choosing a commercial trash bag that is too large can cause your supply costs to rise and significantly contribute to source reduction.

Even though this may seem trivial, the majority of research assert facilities utilize a staggering 30% more trash bag than actually needed. To put this into perspective, if you’re spending $5,000 up to $100,000 in commercial trash bags a year, a 30% reduction in costs could have a noticeable impact on your bottom line.

Contact AAA Polymer to Find the Best Commercial Trash Bags

When it comes to finding the best, most cost-effective commercial trash bags for your facility, AAA Polymer will provide solutions that truly make a difference. We are home to over 75 different types of commercial trash bags, including:

Contact AAA Polymer today to experience our unparalleled commercial trash bag knowledge and world-class customer service.

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About the Author

Michael Kralstein started working in sales full time for AAA Polymer in February 2000. In 2006, he became the Sales Manager of our can liner division. He currently manages all aspects related to can liners.

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