Glad Black Bag: From Trash to Treasure

With a family of six, we go have a lot of trash. Diaper pails, kitchen trash, kitty litter, and more, that’s a lot of trash bags. We do recycle and that cuts down on things considerably, but we still need a reliable trash bag that’s not going to split down the side and spill everything.

Glad has many varieties of trash bags and one of my favorites is the Glad® ForceFlex® Black Bags. These trash bags have special “diamond textures” that stretch instead of ripping and can handle large loads. They are available in drawstring and quick-tie closures and come in 30 and 30 gallon sizes.

I was sent a box of the Glad ForceFlex Black Bags and they came at the perfect time. I’m starting spring cleaning and organizing and that means I need lots of trash bags. I throw out a lot of old junk, but I also donate a lot too. I’ve been going through the loads of clothing we have and have quite a large pile that needs to donated. Our old trash bags would often rip because I stuff too much into one bag and I knew this would be a great test for Glad ForceFlex Black Bags.

Check out my son holding the heavy bag of clothes:

When he put it down, Luke went and poked the bag. I immediately thought he had ripped a hole in it, but I was happy to see that the Glad bags held up very well and while it was stretched, there was no hole! If Glad ForceFlex Black Bags can stand up in my household, I know they are sturdy.


Glad knows all about the messes of life and this year, they want to encourage us to stop stressing over the mess and just let go. Designers Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen, of The Picker Sisters, travel the country helping people turn trash into treasure. They know that a lot of the best memories in life come from “wild moments” and are putting their expertise to the test in practical and inspirational ways. In teaming up with Glad, they want us to think about re-purposing things instead of just tossing them.

Glad has also teamed up with Jason Mecier, a famous mosaic artist, to help us “celebrate life’s wild moments.” Jason has created four pieces of art from people’s trash and items donated by celebrities. These pieces are being auctioned off at eBay right now, with all proceeds going to the Keep America Beautiful Great Cleanup Event. You can bid on any of these unique 4 pieces of art at the Glad Black Bag Recycled Art Auction which ends on April 26th.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Glad Black Bag and received a Glad Black Bag product and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. I was also asked to “pin” one (1) Glad Black Bag Art Auction photo on Pinterest.”
About the Author

Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.


  1. I love these bags! I love all the Force Flex bags!
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  2. good bags, nice and strong!
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  3. THose look super strong!!

  4. Those look awesome!! THanks for sharing!

  5. This black bag can be recycled and reused. It’s very useful to use too! You will be confident to use this, because it’s free from tearing.
    By the way, I love the Mosaic! Jason Mecier is genius!
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  6. I love these trash bags. They hold up exactly as advertised. Thanks for sharing about the art auction—sweet!
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  7. If they can take the pulling and stretching from little hands, then I am sure they can handle anything! :)
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  8. Digi Stitches Embroidery and Gifts says:

    Love “Glad”! They especially come in handy when donating large bags of clothing!

  9. Glad is the only bags we use! They are kid-proof – LOL!
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  10. Your little ones are too cute helping with the trash! I need to check these out, our bags are always tearing when we take them out!
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  11. Wow, that art is amazing, hard to believe it was all made from trash!
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  12. glad is the ONLY type of trash bag we use!
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  13. april yedinak says:

    These are the best bags for heavy duty jobs (used them many times when we have moved!) and the art auction is so cool.

  14. These are the best trash bags money can buy! I also think that this art auction is a great idea.
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  15. Marty Watts

    We used these! We loved these! Now I just wish our town would do away with Pay as You Throw, so we could go back to using bags that didn’t rip and tear!

  16. Farrah Morelli says:

    These are what we use & I love them!

  17. Seyma Shabbir says:

    We use theae bags and they are great!

  18. jennifer speed says:

    glad has always been a good company….I love their trash bags and their ziplock bags….they work really well….

  19. These sound great. I have never tried these out, but it’s nice they live up to their hype. Will be trying these out for sure in the future.

  20. Thanks for the review and information. It makes sense to stretch as long as it doesn’t smell through. Will have to try.

  21. Heidi19 says:

    This trash bag looks awesome and i love the art too. Thanks for sharing this to us!
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  22. M Turner

    Glad bags have always been reliable for me now even better

  23. Jennifer Hiles

    I have been buying generic brands but always regret it as soon as I empty the trash! I think for some products, it’s better to go with a name brand and the slight price difference will be worth it!

  24. MommaMary

    These are the best, I live on the third floor and want a bag that doesn’t fall apart on the stairs.

  25. Azslyn Cole

    I think these bags are perfect for my family they look very durable =}

  26. Michele

    I love these bags. I bought mine at a hardware store. So glad I did. Perfect for gardening too.

  27. Sue H.

    I’ve always loved and used Glad garbage bags. I use a lot of different kinds of Glad bags. Thanks for sharing. I need to tell my daughter about these.

  28. These bags are great! Thanks for the nice review! I am always trying different bags when they are on sale but I think these are the best.

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