What is the Thickness of Compactor Bags?

The caliber of compactor bags is 2.5 MIL. We offer a wide selection of universal trash compactor bags that fit household trash compactors manufactured by Kitchen-Aid, Broan, GE, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, Whirlpool, and more. To determine the size of compactor bag that fits your needs, measure your garbage compactor from side to side. A pack of 12 Broan plastic trash compactor bags is available for 12-inch wide compactors.

Most trash compactors are designed to fit in a standard kitchen cabinet space, just like a dishwasher. The 15-inch (38 cm) bag width is common for countertop compactors; however, 18-inch (46 cm) bags are available for standalone compactors. Standalone compactors can use round or rectangular compactor bags, depending on the manufacturer's design. Paper compactor bags usually have an internal coating that prevents decay caused by moisture in the trash.

Many consumers prefer this older style of bag compared to plastic, as it reduces the risk of an accidental leak during transport from the compactor to the outer trash can.