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My 84-year-old mother is incontinent at night and wears pull-ups. The problem is disposing of the pull -ups.

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Sorry. I missed the "used" part. Thought u meant leftovers. Used are best disposed of in a plastic trash bag.
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Yes. Donate to a local shelter or senior center. Boxes must be unopened.
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Dear Linda,

With my dad, I put them in plastic store bag and sealed it and throw it out with the regular trash. Depending on the mess using two store bags to seal it might help with the smell.
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You are very smart to be protecting your back. More people should be so diligent. As far as smelly trash, just tie it up in plastic grocery bags and take it out. And don't forget to ask your bagger for a few extra at each shopping visit unless you want to buy rolls of small liners. I don't think they are too pricey.
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Baking soda has long been used for a variety of household odor problems. Using your sealed Rubbermaid or whatever type of sealed container you use, put a half cup baking soda in the bottom of the container. Then, each time you put a disposable piece of underwear in the container, sprinkle a little bit more baking soda on it. It can even be beneficial in some instances to go directly to the source of odor (the crotch area) and sprinkle a liberal amount directly to that area.
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The trashcan was lined.
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Yes, there are baggies you can buy that r scented. I used these when we went out of the house but could be used daily. I had ziplocks under Mom's sink for "those" times. I had a trashcan with a lid. Would use a fragrance stickie on the lid. When I emptied the can I sprayed it with Lysol. It now comes in fragrances. I babysat my Gson and sdid the same thing.
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I need to be reiterate about the sanitary pad as a liner. The diaper "is" clean. I only used the pad for #2 since it could be a small amount. If anything got on the diaper it got changed. I wasn't trying to save a diaper, I was trying to save my back from having to bend over and take her slacks off Everytime she went.
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Some people have bought a "diaper genie" used primarily for babies diapers, but they would hold quite a few adult size diapers, if rolled fairly tightly. There is a "scented" plastic liner that does cut down on the odor.
Some of my kids used these with their babies. Some just had a lined, larger trash can. OF course, soiled underwear goes straight into a scented diaper "baggie" and out to the trash. The diaper genie is just used for wet ones. If the smell is too pungent (and due to age, meds and often the elderly being dehydrated, the adult diaper is also immediately taken to the trash. Mother will just toss hers straight into the trash and I can attest that they can make her whole apt. smell awful within one day.
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Briefs inserts/pads are incredibly helpful and I see no problem in using them in disposable underwear anymore than using them in cotton underwear. Actually, when using disposable underwear alone, urine can run loose in the pants and lay on a person's skin which is very bad. A pad absorbs the urine as it comes out and helps it avoid the skin. Much better option. It is also helpful to know the disposable underpants will rip at the side seams for easy removal for people with mobility issues.
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Get a large lidded paint bucket from a hardware store. Line it with a large waste basket bag or garbage bag. You can pour a bit of baking soda inside the bag, to help absorb odors.
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I save my plastic grocery bags and I put the soiled pull up in that and tie it up. If it's heavily soiled it goes outside to the trash can. If it's lightly soiled it goes in the trash can in the house and that trash can is emptied every night and taken out to the big trash can outside. I
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Now think about this a moment. Have you never raised a child who needed diapers and pull-ups? Even people who've never raise the child wouldn't know you carefully roll up the spent product and toss it into a proper diaper disposal container. People often end up getting rid of those items when their children outgrow them, not knowing they have a one-day need them again for taking care of mom and dad, some other relative, a friend, or even themselves. Another alternative is to have a separate trashcan with a top on it to serve the same purpose. When it's full you just tie the bag and take it out with the rest of the trash

I must make a special mention that it's not a very good idea to try and keep a pull-up going for multiple uses even if you line it with a pad, this is still very unsanitary if you think about it. Elderly are already known to have sores down below due to unsanitary conditions including soiled garments, so why put raise the risk of this even happening?  This is very often the cause of infections, and this is something I would never knowingly do to any loved one. Nursing homes keep a few diapers on the dressers of patients who need them, that's what they're for, to use. They are made disposable for a reason. If they were meant to be reusable, they would be washable but they are not. Don't knowingly put your love one at risk for infection by reusing a pull-up or trying to extend its life, it can easily backfire 
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I used to line Moms with a sanitary thin long pad. Sometimes I was able to take the pad out and save the pull up. I then would get as much off as I could sometimes with the pull up swishing just that area. Then fold the crotch up and fold the rest of the pull up around it. I had a trashcan with a lid lined with a plastic bag where I thru the pull up. Got rid of them on trash day.
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