Trash Bags

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by greenchoppers, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. greenchoppers

    greenchoppers LawnSite Member
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    Hello Forum,

    We really like the 7-Mil thick bags aka contractor bags but this gets quite expensive after a while of doing clean ups and/or leaf removals. We have been purchasing those from Lowe's, Home Depot, or other hardware store for like $18 for 80 or so bags.

    So, I was wandering what do you all use for heavy duty trash bags and where do you purchase them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't use trash bags for cleanups, but I buy 8mil drum liners for the cans in my shop.
     
  3. grasscutter24

    grasscutter24 LawnSite Member
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    I don't use trash bags for clean-ups either. Takes more time to stuff inside them instead of just throwing it in truck.
     
  4. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I want to know where you find 8-mil thick bags? I use 3 mil. and does pretty good.
     
  5. greenchoppers

    greenchoppers LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, it is the 3 mil thick bags we are using. Anyone know where to buy in bulk?
     
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I meant 3 mil as well.
     
  7. gasracer

    gasracer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Industrial supply companies carry them in 50 count boxes.
     
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Trash bags too much of a struggle fest - fiddle factor IMO. I use 6' x 6' burlap squares - tie up the four corner works well reuse. I also keep 2-3 96 gallon trash cans with wheels in trailer the kind for curbside pickup - anything weedy or thorny goes in those. Fast and handy.

    If your going to leave them at a clients for pick up different story. Use the slider sleeve things to keep them in place. Forgot what they are called ..never used them. But from what I saw of them takes some of the struggle factor out of it. Or maybe a trash can for support.
     
  9. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Either throw directly into the truck / trailer or re-use empty mulch bags. Those 50 cent trash bags are too expensive.
     
  10. greenchoppers

    greenchoppers LawnSite Member
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    That is a good idea. Didn't think about that. Thanks!
     

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