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Where to buy paper lawn bags?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ZaK18, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. ZaK18

    ZaK18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Here in Fort Worth, the city has an ordinance that you have to put grass clipings and leaves in paper lawn bags or the garbagmen wont pick them up.

    Here's the problem, the grass catcher on my 21" proline wont fit into the 30 gal. bags (distributed by homedepot,lowes) and its a real pain trying to get the clippings into one of those bags.

    Does anyone know if someone makes a larger paper bag, and if so where do they sell them

    Thanks :)
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Man I'm glad I dont work in texas.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I dont know, but you may want to go th the city council meeting and try to figure out what those moronic idiot control freaks were thinking. Maybe the plastic bags are hurting the environment and are going to bring earth to a screaching halt. Also ask when the next election is so you can vote for anyone but the morons who voted for something so stupid.
  4. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,167


    Here in Toronto, we have the same problem with yard waste being required to be put in paper yard waste bags. What I have found best to work with the bag on the toro proline is to buy a box of large industrial strength plastic garbage bags at home depot. These are the biggest ones available. I empty the proline bag into them and then into the yard waste bag. It takes a bit longer but works better. Sometimes, however, if I have to bag, I just use my commercial lawnboy since its bag seems to fit better.
    Hope this helps.
  5. ZaK18

    ZaK18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Looks like i'm buying a lawnboy. Thanks for the imput
  6. chinook Winds

    chinook Winds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Another good reason to MULCH instead of bagging. I have noticed a big drop in my dump fees through cutting season, not to mention time & material cost savings & I am sure there has been a drop in truck costs mileage fuel etc that all are added to my NP. The bonus is I have noticed a drop in amount of thatch when I do my spring clean ups for regular customers.
    Just my $0.02 which I get to keep:D
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,923


    You need a Lawn Funnel. Do a search, use Roger as author, and look for a thread entitled "Bagging grass clippings in plastic bags" or something like that. The thread is year 2002.

    I posted the initial question, but somebody offered a good solution for your question. Scroll down a few postings, and you will see a picture. It is intended for the paper bags you are needing to use, but plastic will work. I know a man who uses the Lawn Funnel bagging off a rear-bagger rider Snapper (ugh on the mower!). But, it works well for him. I've seen them in a local hardware store.

    I chose not to use one for my plastic bags, rather use plastic bags to line a plastic trash barrel. But, for your needs, it should work well.
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,923


    While searching for something else, I stumbled upon a Web site that has bagging supplies, bags, holders, etc.


    Search for plastic bags or Funnel
  9. ZaK18

    ZaK18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Roger your a life saver! Thanks
  10. madisonpressurewashing

    madisonpressurewashing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 366

    If it was me, I would start selling my customers on the great benifits of mulching

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