Need food-grade trash can liners (33 gallon) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Did the usual net search and checked the archives but no luck!

The archives suggested I check out and but couldn't find any food-grade 33 gallon liners. Does anybody have any alternative suggetions?

(I already have the 200-gallon Water Bag and three 55-gallon drums, but I'd like to increase my water stores by filling my 35 gallon trash bins too.)

Any help would be appreciated!


-- LunaC (, December 10, 1999


AHA! Persistence pays off! I found what I was looking for at a home-brewery supply company. For anyone else who may be interested, check out:


-- LunaC (, December 10, 1999.

Food grade liners in various sizes are available from Global Eauipment. 1-800-645-1232 FAX 1-800-336-3818. or Rubermaid "Brute containers"--these do not have tight fitting lids but do lock and stack--#DH239004GY--$21.95,(you have to buy 40r 5 of these at a time in a stack) lid #DH239885GY--$6.50, liners #DH239003BK--$31.50 for 250 liners. USDA & FDA approved. These are also available from such places as MSC and Harbor Freight but best prices on items was Global when I was looking. And the catalogue from Global this week says they are in stock. Pam

-- Pam (, December 10, 1999.

I use food grade liners for 55 gal drums in garbage cans. They fit fine with plenty of slack to close it up with a 'twisty'.

-- cmd0903 (, December 10, 1999.

I called Global and a box of 50 liners + shipping is about $180. Not what I had in mind.

What is wrong with using standard poly liners and chlorinating the water? Are there oils or something on the "regular" plastic that the "food grade" plastic doesn't have? Or is it like the difference between verterinary and people medicine (cosmetic)?

-- Gary S. (, December 10, 1999.

I was told (by a friend who works in a factory making garbage bags) that most garbage bags are treaded with insceticide to help prevent growth of flies in the garbage. Don't know for sure that this is true, but would avoid regular garbage bags anyway.


-- Jim (, December 10, 1999.

Another point -- The EPA says you can drink the water in your toilet tank after its been disinfected. Its hard to believe that that crummy water, touching all the porous porcelin and rubber/plastic flush parts, is better than clean plastic.

It must be a chemical residue thing, right?

-- Gary S. (, December 10, 1999.

Gary, others might say it better, but the non food grade plastics in general leach "plastic nasties" into the water that you don't want to be consuming.

Do a search in archives for discussions on those 5 gallon buckets, food grade and non food grade. It was explained well in those threads.

Best of luck.

-- Lilly (, December 10, 1999.

United States Plastic Corporation sells food grade drum liners (55 gal). Here's the link: y2kbatls.htm

I have not purchased any of these liners myself but have made several other purchases from US Plastic Corp. and they have repeatedly provided excellent products and service. I have no problem recommending them. I only wish I could afford more of the GammaSeal (tm) lids for my 5-gal buckets.

-- Arnie Rimmer (, December 10, 1999.

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