One day, I took binder clips (the black or colored clips with silver bars that you get in office supply stores) and used two clips, one on each side on the garbage can rim, clipping the bag to the can. I flipped the bars down. They easily went on and I was able to close the lid. It has worked like a charm. I can now use any type of bag that is on sale.
By Shardebhow from Cherry Hill, NJ
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I have read so many times of people using large rubber bands to hold their trash bags in place. I tried that method and it never worked for me. So I started using the same clips you suggested and they work great! I use 4 though. One close to each corner (my container is rectangle shaped). Anyway, however many you use, they are the best thing going for holding a trash can bag in place!
Regarding using something other than plastic: plastic never had to be used; nor did petroleum; it simply made enormous wealth for some. Using industrial hemp which easily decomposes in a year was refused by those who made the great wealth. They are also the same who make enormous profit from chemicals; and pharmaceuticals. Change will have to come from those who do care for the health and well being of both planet and people first.
Please find other environmentally/recyclable ways to put your garbage. We use too much & the earth doesn't need more plastic it the life-stream. Plastic does Not break down or decompose well at all. It hurts & kills millions of life forms everyday. It also is found eventually in our food & liquids, therefore in us! There are many sources for information about this.
Great post! I have used these same clips on my bags for several years and they never failed to keep my bags secure at the top. I used 4 clips though because for me with just 2, the bag would come away from the 2 sides that weren't clipped.
I had tried the large rubber band, and the bag just slipped right out of it and fell down in.
Great idea! We reuse all kinds of bags from lettuce to cereal to t.p. bags for our scrappy kitchen garbage and the bags are always falling down. I am going to try this. :-)
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