A device for carrying and closing refuse bags comprises a flat carrier ring having a plurality of fingers integrally formed with the carrier ring. The fingers define a conical body member, a wide passage being provided in the center the conical body member for the insertion of the mouth of the bag. The passage is surrounded by the free ends of the fingers and a slot extends intermediate each two adjacent fingers from the passage towards the carrier ring. The slots terminate at a short distance from the carrier ring. Each finger is provided with two prongs separated by a short slot. The carrier rings and fingers are made of a relatively rigid plastic material and the carrier ring is thicker than the fingers.