Yellow Bags

Infectious or potentially infectious clinical waste contaminated with chemicals or pharmaceutical / medicinal wastes e.g. medicated dressings, iodine dressings, swabs, wipes contrast media.

Yellow-stream waste must be sent for incineration at a suitably authorised facility.

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Orange Bags

Infectious or potentially infectious soft clinical waste contaminated with blood/bodily fluids e.g. dressings, swabs, wipes, gloves, gowns, masks, aprons, and blood bags.

Orange-stream waste can be sent for disinfection by alternative treatment at a suitably authorised facility.


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Tiger bags

Offensive, non-infectious waste such as nappies and incontinence pads, or soft items contaminated with offensive waste.
Tiger-stream waste may be sent for incineration at ‘energy from waste’ (EfW) facilities.

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Black bags

General waste such as flowers, paper hand towels, packaging, newspapers. Do not dispose of clinical waste in domestic waste bags as this can spread disease.

Remember ...

  • Do not use for the disposal of free liquids.
  • Do not use for the disposal of sharps or rigid items likely to puncture the bag.
  • Bags should be filled no more than two thirds full OR to a maximum weight of 8kg, whichever is reached first.
  • Bags should be sealed at the point of production using the swan-neck method. 

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