Choosing the right vessel for all of your outdoor waste can be a tremendous help to your gardening. Find one that's large with practical handles, and made from strong, weather-resistant materials, and your clean-up process becomes simpler and quicker.


We've rounded up the best garden waste bags in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Read on for our favourites.

Best garden waste bags to buy in 2023

Delleu Dustpan Garden Waste Bag

Delleu Dustpan Bag

The waste bag's shape and size offers a great deal of convenience. Having a garden waste bag in the style of a dustpan allows you to easily sweep your shrubbery into it, rather than bending down to pick it up every time.

The bag has a huge 53 gallons (200 litres) capacity while weighing only 400g, and it's made using a polypropylene woven fabric with a PE coating that's said to be water-repellent. A wire helps to keep the bag open and there's a flexible hoop handle above the opening for easier access.

Canvas Garden Storage Bag

Canvas Garden Bag

Designed more for picking fruit and veg, this smaller bag from Garden Trading can work as an alternative to the usual plastic-heavy waste bags. The bag has two large handles for you to easily carry it around the garden, and the canvas and faux suede material allows for reusability and easier cleaning.

Giant Garden Bag

Giant Garden Waste Bag

As one of the larger waste bags out there, it's perfect for big or busy gardens where there's always plenty of leaves and shrubbery to collect. It has a wide-brimmed opening, ideal for easy filling, with a band that you can insert to keep the bag open and upright. It's made from a UV-resistant, wipe clean polythene.

Alina Compostable Paper Bags

Alina Compostable Paper Bags

Instead of reusable garden waste bags, using biodegradable bags can be a straightforward and sustainable alternative. These paper bags from Aline are compostable and recyclable, made from 2-ply paper that's said to be waterproof.

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Each bag has a 140-litre capacity, at 90cm in height and 140cm in circumference. The Alina paper bags are well-reviewed by customers for their strength and durability, with many using them as an alternative to regular bin bags. They're certified compostable by the Din Certco seedling logo and each pack also includes a composting guide.

GroundMaster 120L Garden Waste Bag

GroundMaster 120L Garden Waste Bag

Made from a woven polypropylene fabric with UV protection and double stitched, reinforced hems - these 120-litre bags from GroundMaster are designed to be strong and durable. The garden waste bag has two carry handles, as well as a side handle for easier emptying.

Town & Country Pop-Up Garden Bag

Town & Country Pop-Up Bag

For a simple bag that'll be easy enough to stash away, this option from Town & Country can be packed flat so it can pop up when you need it.

GroundMaster Round Garden Waste Bags

GroundMaster Large Outdoor Waste Bags

These garden waste bags are larger than you'd expect for the price. With options between 100L and 500L, you'll be able to fit plenty of outdoor waste within. The bags, with reinforced hems, have those ergonomic handles that make the process a simple one.


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