How do I dispose of my stoma bag?
If you have an ileostomy bag or a urostomy bag, empty the contents into the toilet and then place the used bag and any swabs into a disposal bag. (A home delivery service like SecuriCare, one of CliniMed’s sister companies, will send you free disposal bags with your order.) Seal the disposal bag, put it into a domestic refuse bin, and wash your hands.
If you have a colostomy bag, you can either cut it and empty the contents into the toilet before disposal, or you can put the used bag with contents and swabs into the disposal bag. Seal the disposal bag, put it into a domestic refuse bin, and wash your hands.
If you have a colostomy you might like to try FreeStyle Vie Flushable. It revolutionises disposal because you can flush the biodegradable inner liner, flange and waste straight down the toilet, leaving only the clean, soft recyclable outer cover for disposing at your convenience. Separate the cover and inner liner using the Easy-Peel mechanism – it’s as easy as opening a pot of yoghurt.
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