Which Bin Bag Do I Need?

Looking for bin bags that are the right fit for you? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you find the perfect bin bag for your needs.

Our compostable bin bags are made in a variety of thicknesses (measured in microns) and dimensions (measured in centimeters). It’s important that you find the right size bag to ensure you make the most of the space in your bins. There’s also the weight and quantity of waste going into your bin bags to consider. We only sell premium compostable bags that prevent rips and spills, it’s important that you choose a bin bag that is strong enough to handle the weight of your refuse or food waste.

What Size Bin Bag Do I Need?

To make the most of the space in your bins, it’s important that you find the correct size bag. Picking too big a bin bag will result in an unsightly overhang and needless added costs. Picking too small a bag means it may not fit the bin at all, or leave insufficient room for tying and carrying. With this in mind, we have come up with a simple guide to finding the right bin liners for your needs.

What size bin bag for my round bins?

  1. To find the correct size bin bag for your round bins, there are two simple steps you need to take.
  2. Measure the circumference of your bin. The circumference is the length of the edge around a circle – in this case the length all the way around the rim.
  3. Then divide the circumference by two. The resulting number is the open width dimension you need for your bin bag.
  4. Measure the height of your bin from top to bottom. Add approximately 17 cm onto the height to find the length of bin bag you need. This extra 7” allows for an overhang which stops the bag falling in the bin and gives you plenty of room for tying.

As an example, if your bin has a 100 cm circumference, you must divide this by two – giving you 50 cm. Therefore, the open width of your bin bag should be 50 cm. If your bin is 70 cm tall, you will need a bin bag with a 87 cm length.

1. Rim circumference = 100cm

2. Open width of bag required 100 ÷ 2 = 50cm

3. Length of bag required 70 cm + 17 cm = 87cm

What size bin bag for my square bins?

  1. To find the right bin bag for your square and rectangular bins you must add up each of its sides and divide by two.

    1. Calculate the perimeter – the total measurements of all the sides of your bin.
    2. Divide the perimeter of your bin by two. The resulting number is the open width you need for your bin bag.
    3. Measure the height of your bin and add roughly 17 cm onto the total to allow for a good overhang and easy tying.

1. Rim circumference = 80cm

2. Open width of bag required 80 ÷ 2 = 40cm

3. Length of bag required 70 cm + 17 cm = 87cm

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