Further to my other bin-related woes, sometimes, when the bin* is getting full (but not overfull - there's still room in there), the edges of the bin bag will slip down, making it a disgusting job having to fish them out to tie off the bag.

Is there anything I can do to avoid this situation?

* Garbage can, for those Americans out there.


2 Answers 2


Take a band and tie it around the bag and container so the bag is now held up. This works better if you have a rim on the container. What usually works for me is:

  • Rubber Bands
  • Paracord tied
  • Any cheap rope, because you can just pitch it afterwards.

Thrifty fun:

  • Binder Clips-

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

  • Using elastic- You can take elastic and wrap a length around the container.

  • Use the right size bags. If you use a large bag on a small container it falls in.

Also, make tape handles for the bag and attach to the outside of the container.


After you've put the liner in the bin, pull the bag tight, twist it a few times and tuck it back under itself

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  • I never thought to tie it like this. 1+ it is easier to take a loose than regular knots.
    – Pobrecita
    Mar 25, 2015 at 1:09
  • Janitorial staff have been doing this for decades. It works. Mar 25, 2015 at 19:13

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