DIY Trash Bag Roller Dispenser

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Guys. Girls. Whoever happens to be reading this...

You are about to have a "why didn't I think of that" moment.

Today's post is going to completely change your space saving game.

From this day forward you are going to love taking out the trash.

Okay, so I'm over exaggerating, but seriously this super easy DIY TRASH BAG ROLLER has definitely made changing our trash bags a whole lot funnier! And funnier is essential when we're talking about throwing out the trash, you know.


I saw this on Pinterest last year and finally got around to installing the trash bag roller in my laundry room this March. 

And yes, that means it took me 6 months for it to make it on my blog. What can I say? "Totally-has-it-together blogger" in the house.

Ready to see how easy it is to make and what you need to make it?

Alright....let's roll (pun totally intended).


Seriously, I could just end this post with that picture since it pretty much says it all. But for the sake of keeping up with the "totally has it together blogger" name that I've made for myself, let me go ahead and explain what I did.

All you need is a wooden dowel (I got a long one from Hobby Lobby and just cut it to size), 2 corner braces, 2 conduit clamps and some screws and washers.

The sizes of each item will depend on the size of your trash bags. I don't remember which size corner brace or conduit clamp I used, but they're pretty small. I have small trash bags so I needed a thin dowel to jam into the opening of the roll.

I recommend inspecting your trash bag roll first to see what size dowel would fit in it.

Installing it on a wall is so easy, too! I'm proud to say I did this all by myself! I would of normally let the hubby handle this one but he was busy and I didn't want to wait. I had already waited a whole year since I saw the pin after all, who knows what an extra day or two would have done to my patience.

I feel so silly giving the instructions, but here we go...

How to DIY a Trash Bag Roller and Save Some Space

1. Measure the width of your dowel and make a marking on your wall where each side will go. Take into consideration that you will want at least 2 inches of your dowel to hang off of your clamps.

2. Screw in your corner braces first along the marks.

3. Screw your conduit clamps into your corner braces.

4. Slide your dowel into your trash bag hole and set the dowel on the clamps.

5. You are done. Do a little dance and have fun trying to fill up your trash can faster just so you can grab a bag.

And don't worry about the dowel falling off the clamps, I've never had that problem. So long you're not angry when you're pulling a trash bag down and pull too hard, you should be fine.

If you are angry just have someone else take out the trash, preferably the person you're angry with. There's a solution to everything, my friends.

Alternatively, you can try another more advanced method to make a DIY trash bag dispenser, requiring more tools and a little bit more effort.

Method 2: DIY Trash Bag Dispenser

The second method of making a DIY trash bag dispenser is based on using PVC pipe and other simple tools.

To make a DIY trash bag roller dispenser, you will need the following materials:

  • PVC pipe: You will need a 2-inch diameter PVC pipe that is about 4 feet long.
  • PVC pipe cap: A 2-inch diameter PVC pipe cap to fit at the end of the PVC pipe.
  • PVC pipe elbow: A 2-inch diameter PVC pipe elbow to connect the PVC pipe and the cap.
  • Screws and drill: To attach the PVC pipe and elbow.
  • Wooden board: A wooden board that is about 4 inches wide and long enough to accommodate the PVC pipe.
  • Metal brackets: Metal brackets to attach the wooden board to the wall.
  • Trash bags: To roll onto the PVC pipe.

Optional materials:

  • Paint: To paint the PVC pipe and wooden board if desired.
  • Sandpaper: To smooth out any rough edges on the PVC pipe and wooden board.
  • Adhesive: To attach the PVC pipe cap to the PVC pipe.

Note: The measurements and quantities may vary depending on your specific design and needs.

Step 1: Cut the PVC pipe to your desired length. For this tutorial, we'll use a 4-foot length of PVC pipe.

Step 2: Sand the edges of the PVC pipe to remove any rough edges or burrs.

Step 3: Attach the PVC pipe elbow to one end of the PVC pipe using screws and a drill. Make sure the elbow is facing upward and the open end of the elbow is pointing away from the PVC pipe.

Step 4: Attach the PVC pipe cap to the other end of the PVC pipe using screws and a drill. You can also use adhesive to ensure a tight seal.

Step 5: Paint the PVC pipe and wooden board (optional).

Step 6: Attach the metal brackets to the wooden board using screws and a drill.

Step 7: Attach the PVC pipe to the wooden board using screws and a drill. Make sure the elbow is facing upward.

Step 8: Roll a trash bag onto the PVC pipe, starting from the cap end and rolling towards the elbow end.

Step 9: Once the trash bag is rolled onto the PVC pipe, you can use the elbow to tear off individual bags as needed.

Step 10: Mount the wooden board to the wall using screws and a drill, making sure it is level.

Congratulations! You have successfully made a DIY trash bag roller dispenser. This handy device will help keep your trash bags organized and easily accessible.

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