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Camping waste bags

Put camping waste bags and portable toilet system bags in your black cart.

WAG bags and portable toilet systems

Waste Alleviation and Gelling (WAG) bag

Used in the isolated backcountry and other applications where burying of human urine and feces is not an option, the Waste Alleviation and Gelling (WAG) bag contains a gelling powder that solidifies the waste. The bags are made from puncture resistant material and are intended to be carried out for disposal in a garbage bin.

Sealed WAG bags can be disposed of in your Black Cart.

Why can't WAG bags containing human waste be composted?

Regulations do not permit the deposit of human feces or urine directly in our composting programs.

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Portable toilet systems

Used in camping and other applications where access to toilet facilities is limited, portable toilet systems capture human liquid and solid waste in a bag with no other treatment. The bags should be opened and emptied into a toilet or outhouse.

The emptied soiled bags should be double bagged and disposed of in the garbage.

Why can't portable toilet bags containing human waste be composted?

Regulations do not permit the deposit of human feces or urine directly in our composting programs.

Regardless of whether the human feces or urine is contained in a plastic or compostable plastic bag, this material is not acceptable in our composting programs.

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