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    Home waste collection

    HI, we have just managed to get my husband home from hospital , with 24 hour care through the CHC - it was a long hard struggle but he is finally home. All is going well so far (touch wood!) however, we have one issue that im sure we cannot be alone on...... Do continence pads really just have to go in the main household waste bins? this really does not seem sanitary and our bin was full after 4 days (it gets collected fortnightly). Once it was emptied we had to then give it a good clean and bleach as some of the waste had leaked.

    Someone has suggested a nappy disposal system - has anyone tried this, does it work for adult products?

    Are there companies that will come and collect continence products? does anyone have any experience of this? i have tried to search on line but can only find ones that deal with nursing homes, not a residential house.

    Any ideas?!?!

    Thankyou!

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    Hi Fozzie and welcome to the Forum.

    I've no experience of your issue , sorry, but it's worth ringing your council to ask if they offer an additional collection or a disposal service for incontinence wear or the Community Nurse might know? It's also worth ringing the private companies on the off-chance they'd accommodate you - that may be expensive though!

    You'd be better off buying an incontinence wear bin rather than a nappy bin, as they're bigger so hold more. Amazon have some, as well as the specialist mobility and care stores. I don't know if they will compact them enough to reduce the physical bulk you'll still put into your black bin?

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.

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    Thanks Ellie, the Council are (hopefully) sending a larger bin but it's still fortnightly. I'll have a look for an incontinence wear bin, they all seem to be nappy ones so far, even via an incontinence organisation.
    Im also glad you have no experience of this, definitely one of the trickiest aspects we have encountered!
    Take care

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    Forum Member Ellie's Avatar
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    The bigger bins would hold more Fozzie - they're still called 'Nappy Bins' - I don't know if one would make enough of a difference for you?

    For example: https://www.incontinencechoice.co.uk...osal-unit.html

    Other brands & retailers are available!
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.

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