dealing with closed bag disposal

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 10/9/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   


My Hubby is using the closed bags and they are working out great for us.  I do have a problem with how to dispose of them.  I do try take them to outside garbage asap .. but sometime they sit a while in the little bucket with lid I am using for just that.   I put a empty grocery bag into it but they don't seal.  I then use a cheap freezer gallon bag to seal it into when i remove them from the little bucket to go outside.

I was thinking about a diaper pail?  Was just wondering if you guys would share with me your method of handling them. idea

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   Posted 10/9/2010 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
When I change (could be one pouch or 5 pouches a day) I put the pouch into a Glad sandwich baggie and place that in the garbage can in the washroom. I always put "Gain" fabric sheets in the garbage bag and a few drops of M9 deoderizer. Every night I take the whole shebang out to the garbage bins outside.

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   Posted 10/11/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I use Ost-Away X bags ( They have a ziploc type closure and are black opaque. They really help with keeping smell in. I recommend them highly, esp since the disposal bags that Hollister includes with the pouches are a joke.
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