Containment bag for use in a commercial disposal container

  • US 9,056,710 B1
  • Filed: 10/21/2013
  • Issued: 06/16/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/2006
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. A containment bag for use in a dumpster container having a plurality of sidewalls defining a top and a bottom, said bottom being closed, said top being substantially open for accepting bulk materials, said plurality of sidewalls including two opposing endwalls, and said bottom defining a dumpster container interior, said containment bag comprising a bag adapted to fit within and line the interior of said dumpster container, said containment bag having a top portion substantially alignable with said top of said dumpster container, said containment bag further having a top edge alignable with the open top of said dumpster container when said containment bag is positioned in and lining a dumpster container, said containment bag having a closable opening positioned on said top portion and said opening substantially centered on said top portion, said containment bag top portion being adapted to form two opposing triangular shaped folds that extend above said top of said dumpster container when said opening is closed;

  • and when opened, and said triangular shaped folds are unfolded, said opening on said top portion of said containment bag can be substantially aligned with the open top of a dumpster container when said containment bag is positioned in and lining the dumpster container, said top portion, when said opening is opened and said triangular folds are unfolded, is adapted to be inverted inside out over said top of said dumpster container;

    said containment bag being configured to allow said top portion triangular shaped folds to be positioned and retained in a folded position immediately adjacent the remaining portion of said top portion of said containment bag when said containment bag is loaded and said opening is closed, wherein said opening has two terminal ends, said containment bag further having a linear connector attachable to said bag top near said two terminal ends of said opening, said linear connector adapted to draw said terminal ends of said opening toward one another thereby drawing said top portion triangular shaped folds towards one another in order to position and retain said triangular shaped folds in a folded position immediately adjacent the remaining portion of said top portion of said containment bag when said containment bag is loaded and said opening is closed.

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