Clinical Waste Bags

Disposal of clinical waste demands different treatment and disposal methods to general waste, relevant to the hazard it may present – infectious materials, contaminated with medicines, cytotoxic (hazardous  and capable of impairing, injuring or killing cells and can cause toxic or allergic reactions).

Yellow  bags may be used for collection, storage, transport, treatment and disposal. Bags should be printed with information covering the standard design weight (contents capacity) and, in the case of infectious waste, the UN packaging certification number.

The CWLX5699YEL bag dimensions are 55litre bags, 560 x 990mm, come in a carton of 200, and have black print

Yellow Bags  – for infectious waste, including medicine contaminated infectious waste.

This is waste that has been used in the treatments of infectious patients, those suspected of having an infection and are contaminated with medicines or chemicals. For example:

  • PPE (gloves, masks aprons)
  • Wipes, dressings, plasters and bandages
  • Incontinence waste
  • Empty saline or glucose IV bags, and tubing (no active medicines added)
  • IV Bags, lines and tubing that have had medicine added
  • Chemically contaminated waste.

This waste must be sent for incineration (with energy from waste)

(image and iformation courtesy of Cromwell Polyethylene co UK)