by | Dec 31, 2020 | Gardening, Reviews, Z

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021 @ 11:20 am.

What's the best small trash bag? To find out, we did a blind test with nine brands—which was the strongest? Easiest to open? Best bang for the buck? Here are the ones we'd recommend.

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Best 4 Gallon Trash Bag

Perfect size for trash bag
Excellent strength, this bag passed our torture tests with flying colors. And we liked how easy they are to use—perfect for something heavy like cat litter.
$10.99 ($0.18 / Count)

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Best Budget-Friendly Trash Bag

Yes, they are biodegradable
Loved these 3 gallon bags, especially for light duty use in a bathroom or office. Yes, they passed our break test . . . yet are easy on the wallet. A reader favorite.
$15.98 ($0.13 / Count)

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Best Scented Small Trash Bag

Flap tie closures = easy to use
Folks either love or hate the scent here—and yes, the bags do smell like vanilla and lavender. Great overall strength—these bags passed our tests with flying colors.
$5.49 ($0.21 / Count)

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Best Colored Small Trash Bag

Decent bang for the buck
In places where a trash bag may be seen—think guest bathroom—we'd go for these. Excellent strength, but the scent has both its fans and detractors.
$5.00 ($0.06 / Count)

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