Guide to Finding the Correct Bin Liner

Guide to Finding the Correct Bin Liner

All you need to know about finding the correct bin liner for your Wesco Waste Bin (and others).

If you are using the wrong size bin liner you may not be making the most of your waste bins full capacity. Whether it be that it is too big and taking up space with excess liner, not forgetting the unsightly amount of bin liner which will overhang. Or too small and perhaps it doesn’t reach all the way to the bottom or you can’t tie you bin bag up and carry your waste easily to the wheelie bin.

There are 3 important measurements you need to know:

Face Width – Sealed closed width of the bottom of the bin liner.

Open Width – Maximum open width of the bin liner. (This will only apply if the bin liner has gussets.)

Length – The measurement from top to bottom.

With the above three measurements you can work out what size bag you need for your bin.

With our recommended Bacofoil Elasti-fit bin liners we have made things a little easier for you with our helpful quick check guide which will tell you which size bin liner is best suited for which bin. With these bin liners you will only need to think about the ‘Face Width’ and the ‘Length’ as these bin liners do not have a gusset that expands the liner.

Want to know which size liner is for your bin? Click here >>

If we are unable to find the perfect fit from our range of Bacofoil bin liners, then we have put together the guide below to hopefully help you find a bin liner from your local supermarket or shops.

What size bin liner do I need for my round bin?

There are two simple steps that you need to follow:

  1. Measure the circumference of your bin. The circumference will be the measurement all the way around the outside of the circle /rim.
  2. Then divide the circumference by two. This will then provide you with the ‘Open Width’ dimension you require for your bin bag.

It will also be important that you take into consideration the length of the bin liner from top to bottom. Add approximately 177mm onto the height of your bin to find the length of bin liner you need.  The extra will allow for overhang and for you to tie up you bin liner.

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

  1. Calculate the perimeter – the total measurements of all sides.
  2. Divide the perimeter of your bin by two. The resulting number is the ‘Open Width’ that you will require your bin liner to be.
  3. Again, not forgetting the height of you bin and to add 177mm onto the total to calculate the length required.

Take a look at our selection of bin liners >>>

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