10 Uses for the Racksack® Mini

Rack Sack mini

The Racksack® is a reusable trash receptacle for industrial workplaces. It is hangs from an upright frame at the end of racking aisles and aids in waste segregation around a warehouse. It can also be used in any other industrial workplace. The Racksack Mini is a smaller version of the Rack Sack, perfect for spaces with less waste that needs to be collected or separated. Learn about 10 uses for the rack sack mini below.


Warehouses and workspaces create a lot of trash, and much of it is recyclable. However, to recycle waste, it must be separated accordingly. Signs and symbols can help inform workers where to put garbage, but it can be challenging to put signs on traditional rubber or plastic trash bins. And without signs, there is a higher likelihood of trash placed in the wrong containers. With the Rack Sack Mini, separating trash has never been easier.

The product is available in four standard text designs and three symbols, including a blank sack. These designs communicate to workers the type of waste it will collect, which can help minimize mix-ups and make recycling easier.

Rack Sack Mini design variations include:

  • Blank
  • General waste
  • Mixed card & paper
  • Plastic only
  • Mixed recycling
  • General waste symbol – no text
  • Plastic only symbol – no text
  • Mixed card & paper symbol – no text


Trash can quickly pile up in the workspace, especially when small trash bins are used and few bins are found around the facility. Several trash drop-off points around the workplace make people more likely to dispose of waste properly. It also means that receptacles will not fill up as quickly.

The Rack Sack Mini is tough, lightweight, easy to install, and cost-effective. A small, low quality trash bin typically costs around $20. The Rack Sack Mini is made from waterproof polyester, designed to withstand the rigors of an industrial environment for the low price of $49.95. This means multiple, high-quality receptacles can be purchased without breaking the bank.


Having a cluttered workspace can add unnecessary stress to one’s job. But without proper trash disposal, waste and debris will start piling up. The Rack Sack Mini can help keep spaces organized and stop messes before they happen. It also keeps the floor free of debris, minimizing tripping hazards and obstructing warehouse equipment operators. The different variations also make it easy to keep trash organized so it can be disposed of properly and efficiently.


In a warehouse, every inch of floor space costs money. Therefore, it is crucial to use space efficiently and effectively to maximize productivity. Traditional trash bins, even small ones, take up floor space, and it is essential to determine if the value of the bin outweighs the cost of the space it uses. With the Rack Sack Mini, floor space is not a concern since it is a hanging trash receptacle that can be easily installed almost anywhere.  


The Rack Sack Mini is made from reinforced, double-stitched woven polyester that is built to withstand many industrial practices. This means that sharp or dangerous garbage, like glass, can be disposed of safely, without concern of the receptacle breaking or tearing.


Traditional trash bins are typically equipped with bags that must be changed when full. These bags are prone to ripping and tearing, especially if carried far distances. When garbage bags break, the contents can leak on the floor, creating an additional mess and potential tripping hazard that must be cleaned up.  

The reinforced polyester makes the Rack Sack Mini tough and waterproof so that it can hold wet or soiled garbage without fear of leakage. This also means it makes for easy clean-up since it can be hosed down after emptying.


The Rack Sack Mini’s reinforced and easy-to-clean material makes it ideal for usage outside to collect organic waste, such as soil, plants, or similar materials.  


The Rack Sack Mini is an ideal option for smaller workspaces. The original Rack Sack dimensions are 39 inches high and 36 inches wide, leaving a capacity of about 160 liters. This makes it an excellent option for larger facilities that create lots of trash (e.g., distribution centers). However, this size will likely be too large for smaller workspaces. The Rack Sack Mini is 35.4 inches high by 24.4 inches wide. The small size and capacity are perfect for shelving, workbenches, conveyors, smaller racking areas, and more.


Although the Rack Sack Mini is designed with industrial spaces in mind, it is not well-suited for various workplaces. The compact size and easy installation make it ideal for use at home, in offices, at school, on delivery trucks, etc.


The Rack Sack Mini is fastened with two flexible “S” hooks. and can be hung or hooked onto almost any hookable surface, from a racking upright to desks or shelves. Bungee loops or wall-mounted hooks are also available and additional “S” hooks can be purchased if necessary. 


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How the Racksack Trash Receptacle Saves Your Company Money

Rack Sack trash receptacle by Racksack® Blue.

Trash management in a warehouse can be costly and can generate unnecessary expenses.

That is because warehouse trash cans are expensive, large, heavy, and take up space on the warehouse floor. Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks must also navigate around trash cans, and many cans end up being hit, crushed, or broken by warehouse vehicles. 

A better and more affordable alternative to traditional rubber trash cans is the racksack® trash receptacle. The rack sack hangs from an upright frame, optimizing space and keeping trash away from warehouse traffic. Learn more about racksack and how it can save your company money below.


The rack sack is a reusable trash receptacle for industrial workplaces. It hangs from the upright frame using S hooks and is made from tough, waterproof polyester. The Rack Sack, made by Beaverswood in the UK, and sold in Canada and the US by Lean Inc is available in 14 standard text designs and five international designs, which can be used for almost any recyclable material. See it on the WarehouseIQ.com Store.



The Rack Sack offers unique features that solve many of the problems that come with traditional trash bins. These are discussed in greater detail below.


Warehouse space must be used efficiently and effectively to maximize productivity. Trash bins are often heavy, large, and sit on the floor. Money is spent maintaining the trash bins, but the warehouse space the containers take up also has value. Warehouses must determine if the value of the trash bin outweighs the cost of the space it uses. 

Warehouse space has a value based on the lease cost of land. This can be calculated by the circumference of the opening of the trash can divided by two multiplied by itself (squared) and then multiplied by π (3.14159265). 

Here is an example:

The 55-gallon Rubbermaid Brute Trash Can is 33” tall by 26” wide.

To calculate the square footage of this trash can, take 26” and divide it by 2 = 13”. Then multiply 13” by itself = 169. Now, multiply it by π (3.14159265) to get the number of square inches = 530.9. To get square feet, divide that number by 144”, which equals 3.68 square feet.

If the cost for warehouse space is $18 per square foot per year, then the storage of the trash bin is equal to 66.36 dollars per year in land use. Although this may not seem like a substantial amount, it adds up over time, and the space can be better used for something that turns a profit instead.  


Trash bins are often hit, crushed, or broken by forklifts and other material handling equipment. Therefore, warehouse managers must also invest in frequent replacements. 

It is recommended to place a trash can at the end of each aisle, so that warehouse workers do not have too far to walk to dispose of trash. A 55-gallon trash can costs approximately $100 each. If a warehouse has more than ten aisles, then this represents over $1,000 worth of expenditure to purchase trash cans. 


The life cycle of a trash can depends on how it is used and whether it is cleaned regularly. However, it is not unusual to replace a trash bin every five years. 

Based on a $100 purchase price, a five-year replacement schedule will equal $20 multiplied by the number of trash cans in the building per year. If there are ten trash cans in the building, the replacement cost would be approximately $200 per year.


A 55-gallon trash bin can hold more than 55 gallons of refuse. Warehouse trash predominantly comprises stretch wrap, broken pallet pieces, cardboard, and twine. These are not heavy-weighted items, so a 55-gallon trash can will likely weigh no more than 100 lbs. when filled with trash.

Transporting 100 lbs. of trash in a 55-gallon trash can is not easy. The way the handles are placed makes it inconvenient to pick up. It requires a warehouse worker to bend over at the waist and lift an awkward load or drag the trash can behind them. 

55-Gallon trash cans are low to the ground and hard to see

Standard 55-gallon trash cans are 33 inches tall (slightly less than 3 ft). A warehouse worker between 5 and 6 ft tall would have to look down to see a trash can. It may also be challenging to see if that trash can is not placed in the line of sight. 

Putting signs or print words on rubber or plastic trash cans can be challenging, but this is vital to improving trash segregation. The words may also need to be in several languages. Without signs, there is a high likelihood of having trash placed in the wrong garbage, making recycling difficult. 


Calculating the cost of a trash bin involves looking at the replacement cost of a trash can and the land cost of storing it based on the square footage it consumes. 


With a land cost of $66.36 per year and a replacement cost of $20 per year (based on a five-year life cycle), the final price of a 55-gallon trash bin would be approximately $86.36. This number would be multiplied by the number of trash cans in the facility. If there are ten trash cans in the warehouse, the annual cost to purchase rubber trash cans would be over $860 per year.


The Rack Sack is suspended from the end frame of a racking system. Because it does not sit on the ground, it does not consume warehouse floor space. This reduces or eliminates the cost of storage. In addition, the Rack Sack is less likely to be struck and damaged by industrial trucks such as a forklift or an order picker, which minimizes replacement fees. 

The Rack Sack carries 42 gallons of trash and has easy-to-read labeling, making trash segregation simple. It is made from waterproof polyester and weighs only 2 lbs. when empty. This makes it lighter to pick up and carry than a 55-gallon trash bin. 

The Rack Sack also comes with various signage stenciled on the side. Options include: 

  • Blank, aluminum, wood & timber, building material, electrical, general waste, litterman symbol – no text, plastic only symbol – no text, and various other combinations. 

The Rack Sack costs $49.50. Therefore, in addition to saving warehouses money on space and maintenance, it costs half the price of a 55-gallon trash bin. Because it is affordable, this also means that more can be purchased to collect trash around the warehouse. 

Why would you want to have more trash receptacles around a warehouse? 

Having more trash receptacles in a warehouse ensures that workers can dispose of waste efficiently and adequately. 

For example, forklift operators often have a box cutter on hand to remove the stretch wrap from pallets. The operator will usually stow the stretch wrap on them until they find a place to dispose of it. Having additional trash receptacles around the facility allows operators to dispose of trash quickly and easily. 

Clear labeling on the Rack Sack also ensures things are disposed of properly. For example, when the stretch wrap is left on the floor, there is the risk of it being picked up by material handling equipment. The stretch wrap can wrap itself around the underside of equipment and bind the motors. Removing this can be tricky and often involves hiring a technician to clean it out. And if it is not found in time, it can permanently damage the motor, catch fire, or stop the machine from working. In addition, forklift technicians can cost upwards of $130 per hour, so not disposing of trash properly can accrue additional, hefty fees. As such, multiple trash receptacles can improve efficiency and cleanliness, minimize needless walking, and may reduce repair costs for warehouse equipment. 


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How to Make Use of Your Rack-End Space in a Warehouse

Modulean Rack End Boards

Floor space is one of the most precious assets in a warehouse. It must be used effectively to minimize costs and maximize productivity. Products like the Modulean Rack End Boards allow businesses to use otherwise untapped warehouse space. Learn about Modulean Rack End Boards and other warehouse space-saving products below. 


Mondulean Rack End Boards are a set of custom shadow boards for the end of racking systems. Shadow boards are visual tools used to stock items. It has slots or contours for tools and items to show where they should be placed on the board. This helps with organization and ensures items are in the appropriate places. 

The Rack End Boards are designed for warehouse practices and to fit end-of-aisle racking systems. This makes it easier to keep these high-traffic areas organized without sacrificing warehouse space. 

Rack End Boards come in two sizes. The standard is 2000mm high x 900 mm wide (79 inches high x 35 inches wide) and 2000mm high x 1100mm wide (79 inches high x 43 inches wide), making it suitable for different pallet racking types. The boards are available in seven designs: 

  • Sanitizing  
  • Cleaning
  • First aid 
  • Fire safety 
  • Rack Sack 
  • Rack assessment 
  • Whiteboard 

Each design is available in four color options – red, blue, green, or yellow; and equipped with a title frame, fixings, and weight load notice to help businesses comply with regulations. The boards can also be purchased with single or double aisle markers. 

Learn more about Modulean Rack End Boards on the Beaverwood website. The other shadow board variants can be found here

If you are interested in this product for your Canadian or U.S. company, contact Ted Gallardo at [email protected].


The Rack Sack is a reusable trash receptacle for warehouse and industrial workplaces. Like the Rack End Boards, the Racks Sack is designed to save valuable warehouse space with installation on otherwise unused areas. 

rack sack

The Rack Sack is a 42-gallon / 191 L trash receptacle made from tough, waterproof polyester. It hangs from uprights frames using S hooks and has easy-to-read labeling designed to help simplify trash segregation. The signage options include: 

  • Blank, aluminum, wood & timber, building material, electrical, general waste, letterman symbol – no text, plastic only symbol – no text, and various other combinations. 

The Rack Sack is lightweight, easy to handle, and affordable, costing only $49.50. It is also available in a smaller version, perfect for desks and smaller workbenches. Check out the Rack Sack Mini here.


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Rack End Barriers are designed to protect racking from vehicle collisions. Machine handling equipment, like forklifts, are used to load and unload items from racking systems. These machines are large and often operate in narrow spaces with decreased visibility. Therefore, collisions are common, and repeated impacts can damage the system’s integrity. Rack-end barriers provide a layer of protection between warehouse machinery and racking.

Rack-end barriers are designed to minimize impact from machinery. They are made from a durable, flexible HDPE polymer with a foam diffuser. These are highly visible and designed to deflect under impact without getting damaged.

The Rack End Barriers are available in single or double barrier styles, with two size options – 1200mm (~47 inches) and 2400 mm (~95 inches). Each variety comes in three colors:

  • Colorfast yellow and grey
  • Hi-Vis, yellow and blue
  • Safety yellow and grey


Markers are designed to highlight areas within a business. It allows workers or customers to locate a product or service quickly. This saves time and improves identification, which is essential in fast-paced work environments like warehouses. 

Aisle markers are used to identify aisles or bays in a warehouse, while floor markers highlight various areas in the facility and inform about important messaging. For example, check out the Half-Circle Floor Marker below. 

Half-Circle Floor Markers are large floor graphic markers for use on various surfaces. It is available in 12 text designs and eight non-text designs. They are made from anti-slip laminate and feature a strong, permanent adhesive to stop them from peeling and lifting. Design options include:

  • Authorized Personnel Only, Fire Escape Keep Clear, Quarantine Area, Do Not Block, CCTV In Operation, Watch Your Step, Forklift Area, Recycling Area, General Waste, Mixed Card & Paper, Plastic Only, Recycled Symbol, General waste Symbol, Mixed Paper & Card Symbol, Plastics Symbol, Fire Extinguisher Symbol, Fire Exit Symbol, Forklift Symbol, PPE Must Be Worn, PPE Symbol  


Weight load notices are signage that identifies weight loadings, procedures, and maintenance of racking systems. These improve warehouse safety by ensuring all workers know how to handle, use, and maintain racking properly. Contact [email protected] for ordering information in the US and Canada.

10 Ways to Use Rack Sacks in the Warehouse

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Rack sacks are industrial-strength polyester bags that can be deployed to your warehouse and hung on the end units of your pallet racks to collect garbage. Essentially rack sacks are reusable industrial-strength garbage bags.

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Here are 10 ways to use rack sacks in the warehouse:

Here are several ways to employ rack sacks in your warehouse or industrial facility.

  1. Rack sacks are heavy-duty bags that can hold 5.6 cubic feet (160 L ) of garbage so they are ideal for general purpose drop points for general trash use
  2. Racksacks come with various symbols on them so they can be used to segregate recycled materials.
  3. Rack sacks are made from reinforced double-stitched polyester so they can be use to hold sharp-edged garbage like broken glass or splintered pallet racks.
  4. They are ideal as a repository for debris that can be a tripping hazard for pedestrians in a work house or can be an obstruction for warehouse equipment such as pallet jacks or forklifts
  5. Racksacks are waterproof so they can be used to hold wet or soiled garbage and can be hosed out easily to keep them clean when emptied.
  6. Rack sacks are ideal if you want to dedicate some to hold used or offcut shrink wrap.
  7. Rack sacks come in color-coded designs for a variety of use-specific deployments.
  8. They are versatile so they can be attached to warehouse racking, shelving, trolleys, roll cages, stillages, mobile steps, and many more.
  9. Rack sacks are great bags that can be used on delivery trucks or vans as a repository to keep cargo spaces free of garbage and debris.
  10. Rack sacks are toughly made so they can be used outside to collect landscaping organic waste, soil or other similar materials.

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