How to Dispose a Used Sanitary Napkin

By Rutuja Bhagwat - May 07, 2017


Several times in public toilets, I've come across used sanitary napkins shabbily thrown in the bin. Sometimes the wrapper is off (thanks to the weak adhesiveness of the wrappers) and sometimes there's no wrapper with it. I always wonder who these careless women are.

Nevertheless, if you've ever felt that you have no trick to wrap sanitary napkins, especially when you're on the go, then fret not. In order to properly wrap used sanitary napkins/pads, you just need a magazine paper and a little plastic bag. 


1. Roll the used pad and wrap it in the new pad's wrapper.
2. Wrap a magazine paper around the rolled up pad.
3. Put the pad in a little plastic bag.
4. Throw the bag in the dustbin.

This process is so neat and tidy that the people who empty dustbins won't even be grossed out. Every time I travel during my period, I make sure I have carried magazine papers and little bags. I count the number of pads I would change while on the trip and accordingly carry papers and bags. If you don't have magazines at home, you can carry newspapers instead.

So make sure you always carry a magazine paper and a little plastic bag whenever you have a long day and need a pad-change!

How do you dispose your used sanitary napkins?

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