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Loft Insulation Removal Bags: A Comprehensive Guide

When removing loft insulation, using the right type of bags is crucial for safe and efficient disposal. The best bags for this purpose need to be durable, properly sized, and capable of containing potentially hazardous materials without tearing or leaking. Here are some of the best options for loft insulation removal bags:

Best Bags for Loft Insulation Removal

  1. Heavy-Duty Contractor Bags

    • Description: These bags are specifically designed for construction and demolition waste, making them ideal for handling old insulation.
    • Features:
      • Thick plastic (typically 3-6 mils thick)
      • High tear and puncture resistance
      • Large capacity (up to 50-75 liters or more)
    • Brands: Rhino, Tuff Bag, Gorilla Tub.

  2. Asbestos Waste Bags

    • Description: If there's any suspicion of asbestos in the insulation, using asbestos-rated bags is essential. These bags comply with regulations for hazardous waste.
    • Features:
      • Double-bagging (often required by regulations)
      • Clear outer bag with asbestos warning labels
      • Red inner bag for extra containment
    • Compliance: Make sure the bags meet HSE guidelines for asbestos waste.

  3. Polythene Rubble Sacks

    • Description: Made from thick polythene, these sacks are suitable for heavy and sharp materials, ensuring they don't rip during handling.
    • Features:
      • Available in various sizes
      • Heavy-duty material, typically 100-250 microns thick
      • Reinforced seams for added strength
    • Availability: Widely available in DIY and builder's merchants like B&Q, Wickes, and Screwfix.

Features to Look For

  • Thickness: Bags should be at least 3 mils thick to handle the weight and potential sharp edges of old insulation materials.
  • Size: Choose bags that are large enough to hold significant amounts of insulation but manageable enough to carry and transport.
  • Tear Resistance: Look for bags with reinforced seams and made from durable materials to prevent tears and punctures.
  • Sealability: Ensure the bags can be securely sealed, using twist ties, tape, or built-in closure mechanisms.


  1. Rhino Heavy-Duty Refuse Sacks:

    • Specifications: 270-litre capacity, 50 microns thick.
    • Benefits: Large capacity and extra strength for bulky insulation.
  2. Tuffbag Asbestos Bags:

    • Specifications: Double-walled, with clear outer bag and red inner bag.
    • Benefits: Specifically designed for asbestos-containing materials, ensuring compliance and safety.
  3. Gorilla Tub Flexi Tub:

    • Specifications: Flexible and durable, comes in various sizes up to 75 liters.
    • Benefits: Ideal for smaller pieces of insulation and easy to handle.
  4. Polythene Rubble Sacks from B&Q or Wickes:

    • Specifications: 100-250 microns thick, available in various sizes.
    • Benefits: Widely available and suitable for heavy-duty use.

Tips for Using Insulation Removal Bags

  1. Double Bagging: For extra safety, especially with hazardous materials, consider double bagging.
  2. Sealing: Securely seal the bags to prevent any fibers or particles from escaping.
  3. Labeling: Clearly label bags if they contain hazardous materials like asbestos to inform waste handlers and comply with regulations.
  4. Handling: Do not overfill the bags; keep them manageable in weight to avoid tearing during transport.


Using the right bags for loft insulation removal is essential for safety and efficiency. Heavy-duty contractor bags, asbestos waste bags, and thick polythene rubble sacks are all excellent choices, depending on the specific needs and potential hazards of the insulation being removed. Always prioritize safety and compliance with local regulations when handling and disposing of insulation materials.

Latest 5 star Google customer reviews
Peter Roberts
2 months ago

I highly recommend these guys who recently helped us clear and clean out our loft in Newcastle after we had rodents in. They removed old junk and the old insulation then cleaned up the rodent droppings and hoovered the loft out. They were very friendly, made sure no dust and dirt got into our home and cleaned up after themselves. We are elderly people so we couldn't do this but they did everything in half a day. We tried all over to get someone to do the works for us but these guys were the only ones to come out and give us a qoute. Would use again if we ever have another rodent problem.

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alan young
2 months ago

Great job by these guys.
Emptied all the old insulation out of our loft.
Would highly recommend.

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Jackie Marie Townsend
25 days ago

We used this company a couple of days ago and are really impressed with the overall service provided. The lads were here almost 4 and a half hours completely clearing the loft and cleaning it afterwards. They used coverings on the stairs and landing to keep the carpet clean. Our loft looks like a new loft now and we didn't realise just how big it is with all the rubbish removed. Great set of lads, would highly recommend this company. 👍

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Louise McInnes
25 days ago

Fantastic service by the team of lads that came to remove my old insulation. They also removed old wood that was there at a very reasonable price and made sure there was no mess. Turned up when they said they would, very polite and professional. Would definitely recommend.

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