Tiger sacks

Offensive / Hygiene waste bags (Tiger sacks)

Offensive / Hygiene waste bagsYellow bags with black stripe: often referred to as ‘tiger’ bags – EWC codes 18 01 04 and 18 01 03.

Offensive/hygiene waste from human/animal healthcare whose collection and disposal is not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection. Typical examples include non-infectious used gloves, masks, aprons, wipes, dressings, plaster casts, bandages, incontinence waste, empty saline or glucose IV bags and tubing (no medicines added) and soiled nappies, sanitary towels and tampons. These wastes may previously have been classified as group E waste.

Disposal method: deep landfill, incineration, EFW.