Simplehuman®* compatible trash bags

Are there less expensive alternatives to Simplehuman® custom trash bags?

“Tired of spending more on
expensive Simplehuman® trash bags?
See your alternatives below…”

Simplehuman® trash cans come in 19 non-standard sizes which grocery-store trash bags won’t fit.

That means that when you buy one of their (admittedly fantastic) trash cans, you’re also signing up to a lifetime of buying expensive Simplehuman® trash bags.

Good for Simplehuman®. Perhaps not so good for the savvy shopper.

So are there cheaper, good quality, alternatives to Simplehuman® trash bags?

Yes! If you don’t like paying over the odds for Simplehuman’s® non-standard trash bags, we’ll help you find an equivalent, extra-durable trash bag, with re-inforced drawstrings, that’s also a decent fit for your Simplehuman® can, but without the unpalatable price tag.

Step 1: Find the right code for your Simplehuman® trash can

If you want to find an alternative bag you first have to find what Code bag your trash can needs.

This can usually be found on a lettered and colour coded sticker inside your can.

Step 2: Find your equivalent trash bag below

Once you know which letter your can is, use the table below to find an alternative (with perhaps a little wiggle room) here on Plasticplace. And as always, Free Shipping.

Click your letter / color to find your alternative:

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    They may not fit like a hand in a custom-made glove, but when you buy a Plasticplace alternative bag you will get…
     A premium quality trash bag that fits your Simplehuman® can
     Ample height for overhang (to prevent it slipping inside)
     Re-inforced Drawstrings
     Much better value for money
     Free shipping
    So go ahead and save some money without messing up your nice, clean, kitchen – you smart shopper you.
  • A
    Simplehuman® Code A
    11″ 1/2 x 15″ 15/16
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    360 per case
    $45
  • B
    Simplehuman® Code B Our Alternative
    12″ 6/8 x 15″ 7/8 17″ x 16″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    360 per case 200 per case
    $45 $18.49
    Save 26%
  • C
    Simplehuman® Code C Our Alternative
    14″ 9/16 x 20″ 5/16 17″ x 20″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $49 $18.99
    Save 53%
  • D
    Simplehuman® Code D
    15″ 4/5 x 28″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $53
  • E
    Simplehuman® Code E Our Alternative
    18″ 9/16 x 20″ 17″ x 20″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $53 $18.99
    Save 57%
  • F
    Simplehuman® Code F Our Alternative
    21″ 12/16 x 20″ 22″ x 22″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $53 $19.99
    Save 55%
  • G
    Simplehuman® Code G
    17″ 1/2 x 28″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $60
  • H
    Simplehuman® Code H
    18″ 1/2 x 28″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $60
  • J
    Simplehuman® Code J Our Alternative
    22″ x 27.5″ 24″ x 27″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $66 $34.79
    Save 36%
  • K
    Simplehuman® Code K Our Alternative
    24.4″ x 28″ 24″ x 31″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $73 $39.97
    Save 34%
  • M
    Simplehuman® Code M Our Alternative
    22″ x 30.5″ 24″ x 31″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $73 $39.97
    Save 34%
  • N
    Simplehuman® Code N Our Alternative
    22.8″ x 31.5″ 24″ x 31″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $77 $39.97
    Save 38%
  • P
    Simplehuman® Code P Our Alternative
    23.6″ x 31.5″ 24″ x 31″
    Drawstring Drawstring
    High Quality High Quality
    240 per case 200 per case
    $85 $39.97
    Save 44%
  • Q
    Simplehuman® Code Q Our Alternative
    25.2″ x 32.7″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $85
  • R
    Simplehuman® Code R
    18.19″ x 28″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $49
  • U
    Simplehuman® Code U
    27″ x 37″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $85
  • V
    Simplehuman® Code V
    15″ x 28″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $53
  • X
    Simplehuman® Code X
    26″ x 34.5″
    Sorry! We don’t yet have an alternative trash bag for this size.
    Drawstring
    High Quality
    240 per case
    $90

*Simplehuman® is a trademark of Simplehuman®, registered in certain jurisdictions.

 

What’s the difference between

When shopping for trash bags, the many different options can be overwhelming, but understanding the difference between low density and high density bags can prevent last evening’s fish from winding up on the floor.

HDPE vs LDPE

The basic difference between low and high where trash bag density is concerned boils down to chemistry – specifically, to chemical changes that happen when you turn ethylene gas into polyethylene (plastic). Polyethylene will have either a low or high density depending on its exposure to heat and pressure.

Expose the polyethylene to higher temperatures, and it’s molecules branch out – they become less dense – creating a low density trash bag that’s flexible, highly puncture-resistant and thicker in it’s composition; a perfect choice when disposing of pointy objects like nails, glass, wood chips or sharp edged boxes.

By contrast, when you expose the polyethylene to lower temperatures and lower pressure its molecules tend to stay tightly together – the molecular composition is denser – resulting in a trash bag that is stiff, strong, capable of holding lots of weight, but also thinner and consequently not ideal for sharp objects. High density trash bags are great for papers, tissues, food and linens – the typical stuff of bathrooms and kitchens.

So, when we’re talking about how dense a trash bag is, we’re talking not only about the trash bag’s molecular structure, but also about what and how much you can put inside. Think of it this way: Go high when you’re piling up papers and pie and low if it’s sharp like the beak of a crow. (Sounds silly, but it works.)

Whether you choose low or high, you can count on a bag that’s dependable and durable. But tissues and tomatoes are a far cry from nails and needles, and knowing which bag to use will ensure of peace of mind.

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