What Size Trash Bag Do I Need? 2 Easy Steps.

Struggling to find the right size bag for your can?
Here’s a couple of handy hints.
First, try our handy calculator…

  • 1. Choose your can shape
  • 2. Enter dimensions
  • 3. View
  • 4. Choose your bag

Enter the dimensions of your
Trash Can






  • Do not rely on manufacturer specs as they may include handles, lid, or other feauters.

    For accuracy, measure your can using a tape measure.

For a great fit, you will need a trash bag that is closest to:

We may have a bag in these exact dimensions in stock. Or, on the next page, look for a similar size bag from our wide assortment.

  • Explore ALL your options.
    The thickness or color you are looking for may not be available in your size, so ROUND UP or DOWN a couple of inches.
  • Disregard the GALLON Size. Sometimes.
    The Gallon size listed on your trash can may be different from the trash bag that fits. i.e. 32 Gallon Toter trash cans actually need a 55 Gallon bag!

Still can’t find the right size?

Here are two other ways to determine what size trash bag you need…

You decide what size trash bag you need based on the gallon capacity of your trash can.

Sounds logical enough, right?


Consider this: A 48 gallon Toter actually needs a 65 gallon trash bag.

So what should you do?

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5 Common Objections to Using Small Trash Bags Around the House

To line, or not to line – that is the question.

Yes. The question of whether or not to use small trash bags for your small garbage cans in your bathroom, bedroom and around your home is not on the same level as Hamlet’s soliloquy contemplating death and suicide in William Shakespeare’s play. However, the issue still warrants a discussion since opinions and options abound.

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