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Hi

 

I work in a mainstream school in the FS and we have a downs boy coming in September who is in nappies - does anyone know if there is a policy for the disposal of nappies? As he will be the only one in nappies do we need to arrange for incineration or can they be bagged and binned?

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Jo

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It may depend on your authority as to what their policy is on waste. However, nappies are NOT classed as clinical waste and therefore DO NOT need to be incinerated. Some authorities have special wheelie bins that they charge to collect, but as you only have the one child, this would not seem appropriate.

 

The easiest thing to do is put them in a nappy sack and then into a plastic bag (from any reputable supermarket!) and put them in the bin outside.

 

You could also try contacting phs, who do hygiene products (check out www.phs.co.uk, click on washrooms, baby changing and nappy disposal for the bin that they do - I think they will collect it on a regular basis under a contract agreement)

 

Hope this helps! :o

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although we are a preschool, all our childrens nappies are put into nappy sacks and given to the parent to dispose. they are put into the childs bag, so it is still descreat.

 

im sure schools would be able to do the same thing.

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hi Jo and welcome! :D

 

Good luck with resolving this one, remember to make sure you have gloves etc for changing and that you are covered staff ratio wise.

 

Do you have any local special schools that you could ask??

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  • 2 months later...

At our group, all nappies are bagged and returned to parents for disposal.Our council told us such waste would be classeda sclinical and we would have to pay a fortune for it to be taken away.No parents have complained about it, they have accepted it as our practice!

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