Garden and Yard Trash Bag Holder - DIY - Part 2

In part 1 of this article, I discussed the procedures to make a sturdy and functional yet inexpensive garden and yard trash bag holder. This homemade project makes use of a few simple items like an old plastic stool, four adhesive hooks and the disposable garbage bag.

There are two types of disposable garbage bags discussed for this garden and yard trash bag holder: those that have flaps or cross-ties that allow you to close and tie the opening, and those bags that don't have flaps. These will be discussed briefly.

This post continues the steps enumerated in part 1.

How to Make a Trash Bag Holder
(continuation from part 1)

  1. Do the preceding two steps discussed in part 1 to the rest of the three flaps of the garbage bag. When finished, the completed assembly looks like this.

    You may now start using the garden and yard trash bag holder.

  2. Some garbage bags do not have flaps. If they don't, then it is important that the opening of the garbage bag is a bit bigger than the total distances (or perimeter) between the hooks. This means when the opening of the trash bag is stretched open, it should be able to cover all four hooks.

    In the photo below, a trash bag without flaps was used. Notice that the edges of the bag were still hooked because the bag's opening was still bigger than the hook distances.

    Here's the photo detail on how the trash bag was stretched, positioned and hooked on the legs of the stool.

Advantages of the Garden and Trash Bag Holder

  • This trash bag holder, like the commercial galvanized ones, is waterproof and won't rust - because it's plastic.

  • It won't easily topple. The trash bag holder is not top-heavy because the stool seat is at the bottom. If more foliage debris is dumped into the garden and yard trash bag, then it becomes even more stable.

  • This garden and yard trash bag holder can be brought to where you do gardening and dispose foliage debris as a result of pruning, deadheading spent flowers, removing old leaves.

  • When sweeping up dried leaves into a dust pan, you could just pour the contents of the dust pan into the opened garbage bag. I do this all the time. I sweep up the raked leaves into a dust pan and then dump the contents into the garbage and yard trash bag.

  • Cutting up vines for disposal may be done "on the fly" over the opened garbage bag. I just take the garbage bag with holder near the vine. I prune the vines and cut up them up into little pieces to drop inside the bag. Be careful though when cutting up branches or stems with thorns. Thorns could puncture and rip open the plastic garbage bag. Here's how you can safely dispose thorny branches and stems.

When the garden and yard trash is full, carefully take the flaps off the hook. Push down the foliage debris inside and then tie the flaps together as you would in the usual disposable garbage bag. For garden and yard trash bags without flaps, take a short string or straw and tie the bag's opening.

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