# Trash Can Liner

While choosing a trash can liner may seem as simple as finding one that will fit your waste can, there are a handful of terms you must familiarize yourself with and consider to ensure that your selection will provide the best results at the best price!

## Seal

Seal is a term used to describe the bottom of a liner. Seals come in three types: star, flat, and gusset.

• Star Seal: The most common seal in the industry, star seals are manufactured by folding the bottom of the trash can liner over several times and then sealing it. This virtually eliminates leaks and allows the liner to conform to the shape of the waste receptacle and distribute the refuse evenly around the bag.

• Flat Seal: Manufactured by simply sealing the bottom edge so that no length of the liner is sacrificed, flat seals provide a generally leak-proof product. They do not, however, conform well to the waste receptacle and can be difficult to handle.

• Gusset Seal: Manufactured with both sides of the bottom edge tucked in to form gussets, gusset seals are reinforced at the indented outer edges with four layers of film, while the middle of the bag is sealed with two layers. This causes a tendency to leak with wet trash.

## So How Do I Choose The Right Can Liner?

Choosing the right can liner for your specific needs is as simple as asking yourself three questions:

1. Will sharp objects be disposed of in these liners?
2. What size liner do I need?

Trash bags are measured by their length and width when laid flat--the first measurement in the title of our cans is the width, and the second is the length. To determine what size bag is needed for your particular waste receptacle:

• Bag Length = Height of your can plus 3" for overhang
• Bag Width = Circumference of your can divided by 2
• Square Container Circumference = Sum of all four sides added together
• Round Container Circumference = Diameter multiplied by 3.14 (or pi, if you channel your middle school math teacher)
3. How much weight will these liners need to hold?

• Simply estimate the average weight of a full trash can liner in your application, match it to the max load capacity listed in the description for each liner that meets your needs from the previous two questions, and you've got the bag that's right for you!
We also have specialty liners for more unique needs and applications! These include translucent recycling bags that make it easy to see if non-recyclable materials are mixed in, medical waste bags with the universal biohazard symbol for easy identification, and compostable bags that are an excellent choice as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bags and perfect for disposing of yardwaste and other compostable materials.

## Recommended Liners

Low Density
High Density
Hercules Bags are your source for super tough, extremely elastic, puncture-resistant trash bags, perfect for use in bars, kitchens, and at catered events. They're great for use in both inside and outside applications! Hercules Bags' superior value just can't be beat when compared to more expensive contractor bags found in stores.
Olympian can liners / trash bags provide products with industry-leading strength. Their exclusive resin construction promotes puncture resistance, while their star sealed construction helps to eliminate messes and spills. With state-of-the-art technology and high-quality production, Olympian has products which are great for a variety of venues, from restaurants, to caterers, to hotels.
Go green while saving green with Li'l Herc Repro trash bags. These low density garbage bags are made of recycled plastics and resins, offering a more stretchable option than their big brother, Hercules Bags, while maintaining superior resistance to puncturing and tearing. Li'l Herc Repro trash bags are the economical solution for garbage disposal at bars, kitchens, and at catered events.