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n. Rubbish - 1. Refuse; garbage. 2. Worthless material. 3. Foolish discourse; nonsense.
The traditional black bin bag can actually come in an amazing range of colours and materials. Some UK councils still insist that a black bag be used for refuse collections as colour is often used to denote the contents are a specific type of waste.
The thickness (gauge) of a bag can vary according to the strength it requires. A 350 - 550 gauge bag should have no trouble holding 40 kg, making them useful for collecting aggregate or light builder's waste; sorry, that came our wrong, clinical and specimen bags are dealt with in the next paragraph! We mean things like old bricks and bits of stone. Likewise economy bin bags will typically only have a thickness of 80 gauge meaning they are only suitable for lighter typical household waste.
Liners for pedal bins, square bins and swing bins normally come in a thin white material are increasingly common in clear material to allow the contents to be identified easily.
Recycled and hazardous materials are often denoted by the colour of the bag or a design upon it. Gardeners for instance use the green recycling sack and the wheelie bin liner whereas extra thick Asbestos and Clinical Waste sacks must be pre-printed with the correct statutory information and logos.
For a green environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic and polythene rubbish bags, why not try a starch based product. See our entire listings for biodegradable bags and film.
Any waste which consists wholly or partly of:
which unless rendered safe may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it. To keep this sort of waste safe from contaminating it should be disposed of in yellow special clinical waste bags propperly signed with biohazard warnings.
Asbestos products are only dangerous when damaged or worn because they can release dust into the air. Asbestos dust is made up of tiny fibres which, if breathed in, are harmful and can cause eventual damage to the lungs even many years after the first exposure. The level of exposure at which asbestos fibres cause ill health is not known, what is known is that the more asbestos dust a person is exposed to the greater the risk. It is therefore essential to keep the release of asbestos dust to a minimum. Remember the dust is harmful so asbestos products should always be handled carefully. Therefore you will need to dispose of asbestos waste in these special strong plastic bags marked ASBESTOS.
Builders bags or rubble sacks as they are also known as offer the ideal solution for builders as they provide an easy way of disposal of rubble, no skips will be needed. Rubble sacks: