Review of Kirkland Signature 55-Gallon Drum Liners

by StevenHelmer

I purchased these for a home reorganization project. Read to find out what I thought of them.

Product Description: 55-gallon black drum liners from the Kirkland Signature brand. I purchased a box of 50 of these liners while doing some other shopping at Costco a couple weeks ago. We started using the liners this past weekend as part of a family project involving de-cluttering one of our extra rooms.


In the 10 years we have lived in our home, the spare room off of our kitchen has been used for a variety of purposes, including a bedroom, a playroom for the kids and a storage space. As a result of that, the room has become quite cluttered.

My wife and I would like to convert that room into a shared office area (for her to do her craft projects and for me to write) and, because of that, we started to clean out that room this past weekend. When we started that project, we used the 55-gallon drum liners we purchased at Costco a couple weeks ago.

I purchased these black garbage/leaf bags because I figured they would be large enough to hold the various toys and other odds and ends we decided to donate to Goodwill. Also, since I have used Kirkland Signature Kitchen Garbage Bags in the past, I had high expectations as far as their durability goes. As it turns out, the drum liners more than exceeded those expectations.

Kirkland Signature Drum Liners
Kirkland Signature Drum Liners
Photo by Steven Helmer

I realized the only way I would convince my daughters to get rid of the majority of their toys (they don't play with them, they just don't like to get rid of them) was to bribe them. And, because of that, I am paying them $5 each per bag. However, I wanted to make sure I got my money's worth and insisted they fill the bags as full as they could, leaving just enough room for closing them.

As a result of this, when my wife and I were hauling the filled bags to her car, it was a two person job. But, despite that, the bags held up reasonably well. Other than a couple small tears from pointy objects, the drum liners held together and we didn't have a single instance of a bag tearing to the point it couldn't be used. Considering the box of 50 bags cost me less than what it would cost me to buy a smaller-sized box of a well-known brand, I was definitely impressed.

Final Opinion

I purchased these drum liners for this one particular purpose. But, once we're done, I can definitely see myself using them for other projects around the house, whether it's for scraps from some renovation work or just for leaves I've raked up in the yard. If you're looking for an affordable but strong brand, it's one I would recommend.

My Grade: A

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Updated: 10/11/2016, StevenHelmer
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DerdriuMarriner on 03/15/2022

StevenHelmer, Thank you for product lines, pretty pictures and practical information.
Sturdy liners are always welcome to know about. In particular, they come in handy for raking leaves for autumnal bonfires.

Black's a great color but I also like bright orange. Would Kirkland happen to offer the orange option?

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