"I had purchased these refuse sacks some 18 months ago, and found them sturdy enough to use for our weekly household refuse collection. Was pleasantly surprised to find the most recent purchase price remained unchanged over this period, well done Screwfix, can't see other company's holding their prices to this extent.
"These bags are a good "in-between" product - better than the general run of super-market quality refuse sacks and ideal where you do not need the strength of the considerably more expensive rubble bags. Ideal for general rubbish which fits that "in-between" category.
The 200 pack size is also good - last for ages before needing to be replenished."
"I buy these because they are far superior to the supermarket ones, much bigger and a bit stronger too. Good value for money and in a handy pack of 200. I am not sure how one previous reviewer mistook them for rubble bags? and then proceeded to fill them as such? and then left an uneasonable review (in my opinion) They are Black Bin Bags."
"I concur with a previous review that you must be aware that these are not rubble sacks, but bin bags. The confusion is that the same description is used for the proper rubble sacks. I certainly wouldn't get far with these full of broken tiles!
It's a trip back to the Trade Counter tomorrow to do a swap."
"I purchased these as they are written to be rubble sacks; which they are not. These sacks are general rubbish or bin bags. Not useful for general building work. They are large which is why I purchased them, but they tear too easily for any sharp or heavy items."
"Had to bin at least 50 of these as they were defect. They had not been manufactured properly and were already split. I had to find a good one to put the bad ones in! Overall the rest of the bags are fairly good quality, large and do hold up well to everyday refuse."
"These are bin bags. Pretty good value bin bags, but they are not in any way heavy duty. I bought them thinking they were rubble sacks, and had to shovel up all the rubbish I had to shift twice - once to get it off the ground and the second time when the bags split, which pretty much every one did."
"Poor quality, thin polythene rubbish bags. These are under the heading Refuse and Rubble sacks in the catalogue. Anything other than light weight refuse and with no pointy bits or corners will split these open. Similar to the free Edinburgh council refuse sacks."
"Misleading description, 'for carrying sharp and heavy materials'. Not a chance. The moment I opened the box I could see they were not what I thought I had ordered. I thought I must have made a hasty buy until I read the description again. They are 'Bin Liners'. Heavier duty perhaps. I purchase many new items every month and this one caught me out. I am disappointed with Screwfix on this occasion. I rarely ever write reviews but I am annoyed, I now have to waste my time taking them back."
"These bags are NOT "heavy duty" as described...they are no thicker than your normal bin-liners that you can get at fraction of the cost from supermarkets. Luckily I bought them at a branch and was able to check on the product ...asked for a refund straight away."
"Absolutely useless! Of the first 15 used, 10 of the bags the seams were either badlly sealed, and they split at the first touch, or the seams were not sealed at all. Neither were the actual bags as strong as expected, certainly not good enough for buiilding refuse. To be fair to Screwfix, they did nor quibble about changing the bags but by that time I'd lost a day's work."
"Bought these bags because the product is said to be heavy duty and tear resistant. They rip with the slightest encouragement and forget putting anything heavy or with any kind of edge in them. You have to double or even triple bag even the household bin contents because they stretch and rip open so quickly. Not ideal when lifting into the bin or the back of the van! Their one good point is they're so flimsy, they tie really easily!"