10 Best Commercial Can Liners

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Commercial Can Liners in 2020


ProForce Commercial 7-10 gal. Trash Bags (1000 ct.)

ProForce Commercial 7-10 gal. Trash Bags (1000 ct.)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 10 rolls of 100 bags
  • Gallon capacity: 7-10
  • Color: Clear
  • 1000 ct. High density bags
  • Light duty bags feature One-by-One dispensing

Member's Mark Commercial Can Liners - 33 Gal - 320 ct.

Member's Mark Commercial Can Liners - 33 Gal - 320 ct.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • For light, bulky trash and frequent change-outs. Ideal for janitorial supply, restaurant, office, recycling, hotel and motel
  • 320 count
  • Clear high density
  • 33 gallon
  • 16 rolls of 20 bags

Spectrum C334016N HDPE Institutional Trash Can Liner, 33 gallon Capacity, 40" Length x 33" Width x 16 micron Thick, Natural (Case of 250)

Spectrum C334016N HDPE Institutional Trash Can Liner, 33 gallon Capacity, 40
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Institutional trash can liner
  • HDPE film for strength and durability
  • 33 gallon capacity
  • Natural color
  • Measures 40" length by 33" width by 16 micron thick

Member's Mark 45-50 gal.220 ct recycling Clear high density Commercial Trash Bags For ulky trash Clear High Density

Member's Mark 45-50 gal.220 ct recycling Clear high density Commercial Trash Bags For ulky trash Clear High Density
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • 10 rolls of 22 bags (220 total)
  • Clear high density
  • 45-50 gallon
  • 40" W x 48" H

Earthsense Commercial RNW4050 Recycled Can Liners, 33gal, 1.25mil, 33 x 39, Black (Case of 100)

Earthsense Commercial RNW4050 Recycled Can Liners, 33gal, 1.25mil, 33 x 39, Black (Case of 100)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Manufactured using 75% recycled material, including 10% post-consumer content
  • SCS Certified for recycled content; Earn LEED credits
  • Heavy Strength
  • 33" x 39"; 31-33 gal capacity, 100 ct (10 Bags/Roll; 10 Rolls/Case)
  • Star Seal bottom, coreless rolls

ProForce Commercial Trash Can Liners, Light Duty, 45-50 Gallon, 170-189 Liter

ProForce Commercial Trash Can Liners, Light Duty, 45-50 Gallon, 170-189 Liter
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Spectrum CP404812N HDPE Institutional Trash Can Liner, 40-45 gallon Capacity, 48" Length x 40" Width x 12 micron Thick, Natural (Case of 250)

Spectrum CP404812N HDPE Institutional Trash Can Liner, 40-45 gallon Capacity, 48
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Institutional trash can liner
  • HDPE film for strength and durability
  • 40-45 gallon capacity
  • Natural color
  • Measures 48" length by 40" width by 12 micron thick

Jaguar Plastics W3339X Industrial Strength Commercial Can Liners, 33gal, .9mil, White (Case of 100)

Jaguar Plastics W3339X Industrial Strength Commercial Can Liners, 33gal, .9mil, White (Case of 100)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • High Performance Resin
  • Superior Linear Low Density Resin Prevents Tearing
  • Excellent Puncture Resistance
  • Dual Dispensing Box offers Ease of Use

Spectrum CAMZ243308N CP243308N HDPE Institutional Trash Can Liner, 12-16 gallon Capacity, 33" Length x 24" Width x 8 micron Thick, Natural (Case of 1000)

Spectrum CAMZ243308N CP243308N HDPE Institutional Trash Can Liner, 12-16 gallon Capacity, 33
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Institutional trash can liner
  • HDPE film for strength and durability
  • 12-16 gallon capacity
  • Natural color
  • Measures 33" length by 24" width by 08 micron thick

Jaguar Plastics W3036X 30" X 37" Can Liner White E" Xtra Heavy Duty (100-Pack)

Jaguar Plastics W3036X 30
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • High Performance Resin
  • Superior Linear Low Density Resin Prevents Tearing
  • Excellent Puncture Resistance
  • Dual Dispensing Box offers Ease of Use

Corn Starch Trash Bags: Are They Really Better for the Environment Than Plastic Trash Can Liners?

This article weighs the REAL PROS and CONS of using Corn Starch-based Trash Can liners Vs. Plastic Trash Can Liners

One such product that has recently grabbed the highlight reel as an "ECO-friendly" product has been Corn Starch-based trash can liners. Corn Starch trash can liners are being promoted throughout the industry as a trash can liner that will "break down" in a land fill, thereby reducing the environmental impact most trash can liners create when they are buried in the local landfill. Most janitorial supply vendors endorse wide distribution and use of this product, because corn starch is a "natural product" that will bio-degrade back into the soil.

For the most part, the comments used to promote the use of Corn Starch trash can liners as an "eco-friendly" product are false. Most Corn Starch-based trash can liners are made of corn starch, which in and of itself is a bio-degradable product. However, in almost all cases, Corn Starch-based trash can liners still contain at least 75% plastic resins, which do not break down into their component parts within a landfill. A trash can liner will not retain its resiliency and strength if the product were made with any less plastic, which would thereby defeat its purpose of serving as a useful trash can liner. On the other hand, residual plastic resin waste from the production of trash can liner are used as the primary ingredient of windshield washer solvent, which is one of the most deadly chemicals on the market. One swallow of windshieldwasher solvent would lead to certain death in fifteen minutes for the average individual.

As a result, the janitorial supply vendors might be accurate in saying their new trash can liners are better for the environment or more "eco-friendly" than the bags counterpart predecessor, the old plastic trash bag liner. However, the environmental impact of a plastic trash can liner made with 75% plastic resins is not a substantial difference maker from the old trash can liner most businesses have been using in the marketplace for years.

Most janitorial supply vendors go one step further in their effort to endorse their customers' use of the "eco-friendly" Corn Starch-based trash can liner product, by charging their clients more money for it with the justification that "a few more dollars is worth the effort".

I would recommend we all save our money and not buy the Corn Starch-based trash can liners. If a company wants to improve its environmental
"footprint" by eliminating or reducing its use of plastic trash can liners, I would recommend using old paper grocery bags or paper compost bags as their trash can liners. A paper bag will break down into its component parts on its entirety, in far less time than part of a corn starch-based plastic liner ever would. As a best bet, brown bags are more environmentally safe, because it removes the colored paper dye as well.