NEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROBLEM OF FULL BAGS RIPPING WHEN REMOVING: I''ve added more information, but the bottom line is that if you use 2 bags, 1 as a liner and 1 for trash, it would most likely solve any issue with a bag full of trash tearing while...
NEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROBLEM OF FULL BAGS RIPPING WHEN REMOVING:
I''ve added more information, but the bottom line is that if you use 2 bags, 1 as a liner and 1 for trash, it would most likely solve any issue with a bag full of trash tearing while removing it from the bin. Here is sort of, condensed version of, yet again, one of my short stories about this trash bin.
The 2nd bin (a different color) that we purchased in 2018 still sits on our patio in about half of day in full Arizona sun (over 100 degrees for 145 days in 2020) and STILL looks and functions like new. The dark brown bin (in photo) purchased in 2013, still looks and functions like new, and sits in the garage corner safely storing garden tools and other small outdoor garden/patio supplies
After a couple of pool parties we had 2 very heavy and overfilled bags tear when trying to remove them from the bin, even with the very thick bags we use. I decided to try using one bag as a liner. It works perfectly. The same "liner" bag has been in the bin for about a year now, and the 2nd (top) bag slides out perfectly, no matter how stuffed with trash. We still use the the very thick, heavy duty trash bags sold by Amazon. The cost is now $26.97 for 100 thirty-three gallon bags. The only down side is that they do not have drawstrings, but do include twist ties for closing. They now they offer a clear bag, which I find useful for not only trash, but also for storing large comforter sets, boxed items like books and Christmas decorations, etc., for an added layer of protection.. These bags are thicker than all the national name brand bags. The site doesn''t include the thickness, but their bags are much thicker than any of the big name brand bags we have tried. If interested, type this into the search bar: 33 Gallon Trash Bags (100 Count w/Ties Value Pack), Large Black Garbage Bags 30 Gallon - 32 Gallon - 35 Gallon.
The photo I have posted, taken today, is of a 5 year, 4 month old Suncast Outdoor Trash Hideaway, which I purchased from Amazon in April, 2013. Since that time the bin has been sitting on my covered patio in an area that faces the morning sun until at least 11:00 to noon during the long summer months, with temperatures of 90-100 degrees, or higher. Our town requires that all trash be bagged, so we put a 33 gallon trash bag in the bin. Each day we empty the trash bins from the house into the bag in the Suncast bin. When the trash bag is full we take it out to the large containers provided by the town that are stored behind our house, usually twice a week. I am writing this review now because we recently purchased a 2nd Suncast bin when we found that they also come in a lighter (beige?) color, which matches the patio colors, block wall, etc., and blends in better than the dark brown. HOWEVER, our more than 5 year old Suncast bin is STILL in nearly perfect condition. The photo shows that it is kind of dirty/dusty right now because we have had several monsoon dust storms in the last few days, but we normally hose it off once a week and it cleans up like new. It is also almost waterproof. It can be hosed off without water getting into the trash bag. When we have had severe storms where the rain has come down very hard and sideways there have been a couple of times where a little water got into the bag in the bin. The ONLY thing wrong with this bin, which was my fault, is that the plastic/rubber hinges partially broke when I knocked it over while the cover was open. However, it has in no way affected the way it seals the top. While I normally would not write a long review about a product designed to hold trash, I do feel that the quality and design of this product at such a reasonable price deserves to be acknowledged. Because the top provides a pretty good seal we can have the bin near our back door without attracting dozens of flies. We will use the old bin, which will fit neatly into a garage corner, for storing smaller garden items-trimmers, small shovels, etc. I believe this product will be around long after we''re gone :)