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Biomedical Waste Red Bag List

Contact the Florida Department of Health Biomedical Waste Program

Biomedical waste disposal bags compliant with Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code.

Subject to change without notice. The Department of Health and its affiliated county health departments in no way endorse any or all of these products. If a particular bag does not appear on this list, test results must be on file at the biomedical waste generator's office. Those test results must verify that the bag meets or exceeds all applicable requirements of Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code. An asterisk (*) indicates bags that are constructed of polypropylene; all others are constructed of polyethylene. 

Name/Address

Berry Plastics
101 Oakley Street
Evansville, IN 47710
(812) 424-2904

Product Designation

LHF (prefix)
LHR (prefix)
LHCP (prefix)

Calico Industries, Inc.
9045 Junction Dr.
Annapolis, MD 20701-2005
(301) 490-1595

485-060-080-0120
485-060-080-0140
485-060-080-0160
485-060-080-0220
485-060-080-0240
485-060-080-0260
245IW
245IWF

Calink Industrial Procurement, Inc.
410 Frontgate Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 388-1500

1.89 mil

CareTek Resources, Inc.
6105 Vacquero Dr.
Castle Rock, CO 80108
(303) 470-1947
(800) 545-7587

IW0910  (Same as Unimed-Midwest, Inc., #CTRB042910)
IW1214  (Same as Unimed-Midwest, Inc., #CTRB042214)

Champion Plastics
220 Clifton Blvd.
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 777-9400
(800) 526-1230

1523
2143
2346

Colonial Bag Corporation
205 East Fullerton Avenue
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 690-3999

NON122424
NON204046

* Diversified Medical Products, Inc.
5139 Brooks Street, Complex A
Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 621-0554

All 9000 Series

Elkay Plastics, Inc.
5290 Westgate Dr., Unit D
Atlanta, GA 30336
(800) 842-2247

All Elkay Plastics red bags approved for use in Florida are stamped with the Elkaylogo. This shows a "K" placed on the horizontal line of an "L", both placed above the word "PLASTICS." All this is inside a square.

Flexsol Packaging Corporation
1531 NW 12th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954) 956-1100
(800) 325-7740

1.5 mil

Fortune Plastics, Inc.
11580 Ryland Ct.
Orlando, FL 32824
(407) 855-3556
(800) 777-3556

CB24FLA
CB39FLA
CB48FLA
B6115-504
B6115-505
1.1 mil
1.2 mil
1.3 mil
2.9 mil

Gemini Plastic Films Corp.
535 Midland Avenue
Garfield, New Jersey 07026
(973) 340-0700

GEM-TOUGH 43
GEM-TOUGH 41
GEM-TOUGH 35

GP Plastics
13375 Branch View Lane
Dallas, TX 75234
(972) 484-4404

CP 23
CP 39
CP 46

Heritage Bag Company
8096 Bankhead Highway
Villa Rica, GA 30180
(770) 942-0025

A(number)AR
C(number)AR
A(number)PR
C(number)PR
A(number)XR
C(number)XR
A(number)ZR
C(number)ZR

Integrated Bagging Systems
9 Peach Tree Hill Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(800) 896-3222

1.3 mil and higher

Medical Action Industries, Inc.
25 Heywood Rd.
Arden, NC 28704
(828) 681-8820

All Medical Action Industries red bags approved for use in Florida are stamped with the MAI logo and these three lines:
Meets Requirements As Follows:
ASTM: D 1709-04 165 gram Dart Impact
ASTM: D 1922-05 480 gram Elmendorf Tear

M.H.M.S. Corporation
14003 Lake Magdalene Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33168
(813) 961-1966

MHMS(number)
BS3GRH

Pitt Plastics, Inc.
1400 Atkinson Ave.
Pittsburgh, KA 66762
(620) 231-4337

Greater than
1.0 mil Polyethylene

Premium Plastics
465 West Cermak Road
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) 225-8700

1113-07
1122-07
1132-07

Rollpak Corporation
1413 Eisenhower Drive South
Goshen, Indiana 46526
(574) 533-0541

All Rollpak red bags approved for use in Florida have
STX MAT#235 stamped on them in black letters.

* San-I-Pak Corporation
15901 25th Avenue, SW
Seattle, Washington 98166
(800) 875-7264

TP-0799

Streamline Solutions
P. O. Box 560775
Orlando, FL 32856
(866) 244-7700

IW1419
IW2423A
IW2433
IW3339
IW4046
IW5464

* TUFPAK, INC.
P.O. Box 249
Ossipee, NH 03864
(603) 539-4126

PR-2-R1-04

Whitney Products, Inc.
6153C Mulford Street
Niles, IL  60714
(847) 470-9300
(800) 338-4237

BH1313, BH1314  Only these Whitney bags have the following printed on them:  This bag exceeds 165g in impact resistance, as measured by ASTM D 1709 (current version), and 480g in tear resistance in both dimensions, as measured by ASTM D 1922 (current version).