Trash bag size confusion... Is it really this difficult?

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Is this a shop trash can or a kitchen trash can? I'm not sure why a shop trash can needs a liner. Just take to the transfer station and empty (or kick to the curb?). Kitchen trash, I'd err on the side of a smaller can so that it can changed more often. Then those closed up bags can be tossed into a larger can as necessary, but preferably with a lid.
 

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Is this a shop trash can or a kitchen trash can? I'm not sure why a shop trash can needs a liner. Just take to the transfer station and empty (or kick to the curb?). Kitchen trash, I'd err on the side of a smaller can so that it can changed more often. Then those closed up bags can be tossed into a larger can as necessary, but preferably with a lid.
I just received a standard "55 gallon drum" for my shop
I want a liner because the 55 gallon drum is almost brand new. I'd like to keep it that way. Plus, I don't want to carry the drum's weight AND the 55 gallons of trash weight to empty it.
 
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I want a liner because the 55 gallon drum is almost brand new. I'd like to keep it that way. Plus, I don't want to carry the drum's weight AND the 55 gallons of trash weight to empty it.
Fair enough.

I wonder if you could put a smaller trashcan inside, and find a "funnel" like apparatus to sit on top of it. That way you can toss stuff in, but it'll slide into the smaller can. Then when full, pop the funnel, and remove a much smaller bag of trash.
 

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Fair enough.

I wonder if you could put a smaller trashcan inside, and find a "funnel" like apparatus to sit on top of it. That way you can toss stuff in, but it'll slide into the smaller can. Then when full, pop the funnel, and remove a much smaller bag of trash.
Now this actually is interesting. It defeats the purpose by a large margin, but it intrigues me nonetheless. I still keep the drum for decor purposes, and I get to use smaller, cheaper, and thicker bags/liners. The only thing I have against this idea is that I'd need another can, which I don't want to buy. If I bought another can, this whole thread would be irrelevant because I'd buy a smaller size specifically to use a proper bag.

I'll think this idea over for a few days and see where it goes. If I can get one for free, it would be a game changer.
 

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I've gotta say...I feel the OP's pain...this is one of those things in life that just doesn't make a lot of sense and seems almost arbitrary. I just know when I find something that works for a given can I try to etch it into memory and just buy the same thing over and over. I've never tried to do the math like OP, and probably a good thing 'cause smoke already escapes my ears daily as the gears grind slowly and laboriously up there....
 
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That logic does not apply (I think) to the round bottom drum liner bags I linked to above.


Probably does to straight bottom liners:
https://www.bestcontainers.com/drum-liners-straight-bottom-flexible-drum-liners.html
That's some cool stuff. How did they make a "round bottom" plastic bag without any seal? It is almost like they are using something that should be flat and then balloon it up to a shape of a certain size. This is typically less efficient than just pinching and sealing the bottom of a flat plastic bag. It does have a benefit of no seam to leak from however.

Is it really $384 for 50 liners? For that price I would never use it, ever.
 
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