Product Type: Tesco household products
Newest Review: ... for these particular sacks. I am not usually disappointed with many products from Tesco's own range, but these sacks are the exception, I'... more
Value Rubbish Bags - not so rubbish but a little thin perhaps.
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: rolandrat
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Disadvantages: May be a little thin for your needs.
---Why I Buy---
Our local council issues us with a pile of rubbish bags twice a year - but quite often I run out of bags before the next delivery is due so I resort to buying my own.
I object to paying a lot of money for 'good' rubbish bags that are only thrown away anyway - so I decided to purchase the Tesco Value ones as I do my shopping online with Tesco anyway.
The pack I currently have is a large roll of 40 bags - one connected to the other and wrapped in a small paper sleeve.
The image above states the roll contains '30' bags as does the Tesco website image - but the text states that you can purchase '40' bags in a roll, which is what the roll I have contains.
The bags are 147 x 86 cms and apparently 'Made in Thailand'.
The sleeve contains the normal type warnings of:
* Plastic bags are dangerous
* Allow hot refuse to cool fully before placing in sack
* Glass and sharp objects must be wrapped securely before placing in sack
* Do not overfill
* Close seciurely.
£1.30 for 40 sacks at present on Tesco website.
We do not have money to throw away and therefore I buy the cheapest rubbish sacks I can get away with.
We do not have wheely bins in our area and use the sacks in a large kitchen bin, then they are put in a dustbin outside until the weekly drive to the end of our lane where the refuse lorry will collect them from.
They are obviously made of relatively thin black plastic so the advice to not overfill is a good one.
My son and I usually do the rubbish together as we have to drive it to the end of our lane - and sometimes if we have stuffed a bag too full in the rubbish bin it will start to tear as it is being removed so we have to put that bag inside another one - but they are cheap enough - and it is probably our fault for being lazy and overfilling it in the first place!
These bags are cheap enough to only fill them half full so they are not too heavy or bulgy to cause them to burst.
Mostly they rip because we have stuffed the bin too full and items are wedged in so as we pull the bag out it starts to rip.
As with the instructions sharp objects will pierce through so make sure you cover the items first.
We have also used these for taking clothes to Charity Shops and the Salvation Army Clothes Bins and they work fine. You just have to remember they are not as thick as some others.
I would say these are only really good for the weekly rubbish - if you wish to store items in the attic etc. I would go for a heavier duty sack that will last longer - though we have used these in the past as well.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes - but depending on what you wanted them for.
If you are careful and willing to maybe use two bags at a time they work fine and we have never had spills over the kitchen floor.
4 stars. They are cheap so you are obviously not getting the quality - but for the price they work fine.
Summary: Cheap rubbish sacks but a little thin - fine if you are careful.