Choosing Can Liners


    1. Determine the proper can liner type for your application.

      There are two types of resins commonly used in the manufacturing of can liners. To decide which one you need, answer this question: "Are sharp objects being thrown away?”
      If the answer is yes, you need Linear Low Density. If the answer is no, select High Density.

      Linear Low Density:

      Features maximum puncture and tear resistance

      Suitable for a wide range of applications

      High Density

      For soft refuse (typical office, restroom, paper products, etc.)

      Substantial cost savings per liner

    2. What size container does the liner need to fit?

      Ideally, there should be a 3" - 4" overhang on the trash receptacles

      Check the gallon capacity or size printed on your container

    3. How much does the liner need to hold?

      Determine the average weight of a full can liner

      Check the product column inside this brochure under the type and size you’ve determined in the first two steps

      Under the "Max Load" column, find the number closest to your figure - that's the can liner you need


Linear Low Density - LLDPE High Density - HDPE
Regular .35 to .50 Mil or below Regular 6 to 8 Mic or below
Medium .51 to .75 Mil Medium 9 to 11 Mic
Heavy .76 to 1.0 Mil Heavy 12 to 15 Mic
Extra Heavy (X-Heavy) 1.01 to 1.3 Mil Extra Heavy (X-Heavy) 16 to 20 Mic
Extra Extra Heavy (XX-Heavy) 1.31 to 1.5 Mil Extra Extra Heavy (XX-Heavy) 21 to 24 Mic
Super Heavy (Super Hvy) 1.51 to 2.0 Mil or higher    Super Heavy (Super Hvy) 25 + Mic