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Where to buy garbage bags online

Nab a bargain on these home essentials.


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Important note: As the nation responds to the coronavirus outbreak, people are buying essentials in bulk. You may find the goods here are priced higher than normal or temporarily out of stock at your usual go-to retailer.

When it comes to home items that you use every day, like garbage bags, it can often be cheaper to buy online.

To help you compare prices, we’ve rounded up a list of reliable retailers with a great selection of trash bags in stock. Each one has competitive prices and frequent deals, helping you to save a few extra bucks.

Amazon: Easily buy in bulk and save.
As expected, Amazon offers a huge selection of major brands. Prime members enjoy free two-day shipping on most orders. Or place a Prime Pantry order and get free shipping when you spend $35 or more.
  • Free shipping over $25
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Walmart: Competitive prices for all your needs.
Find your favorite brands like Hefty, Glad and more in almost any size you need.
  • Free shipping over $35
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Walgreens: Not only for medicines — clean house with a huge selection of products.
Walgreen offers a variety of sizes in its Nice brand. Look out for its buy-one-get-one offers.
  • Free shipping over $35
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Target: Now offering same-day delivery.
Find bags off all sizes and brands from Glad, Hefty and Target's own brand, Up&Up.
  • Free shipping over $35
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Tractor Supply
Tractor Supply: Buy online or do store pick up.
Need heavy-duty bags for big jobs? This store specializes in supplies for your farm and pets — but can get you trash bags in a pinch.
  • Free shipping over $49
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Alternatives to garbage bags

One common Earth-friendly goal is reducing our use and disposal of plastic. When it comes to getting rid of our household waste, plastic garbage bags are a necessity.

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, many items have been flying off the shelves — so, what happens if your store is out of stock? Are there viable alternatives to your regular plastic garbage bags?

Most stores will sell a compostable alternative. These bags are made of materials that reportedly break down within a specified period of time — reportedly up to six months, which beats the several hundreds of years it takes for plastic to degrade. If you choose to take this route, look for bags made from plant-based materials or cornstarch to reduce the amount of chemicals leaching into the earth upon breakdown.

Other suggestions for disposing household waste are reusing large empty animal food bags to line your garbage can, or even paper yard waste bags — for garbage that is on the drier side of the spectrum.

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