Safe Bag Handling

In July 2015 we made the switch to single-trip bags instead of reusable multi-trip bags. We did this because leaning underneath reusable multi-trip one tonne or 500kg bags to untie the cord is not without risk, and moving away from use of these bags makes it safer for anyone handling or using the bags.

In addition, single-trip bags help eliminate any cross contamination of product and ensures robust biosecurity.


Our free recycling service means that you can bring your bags in to your nearest Ballance service centre and we will recycle them on your behalf.


We encourage anyone who uses bulk bags to read our Bulk Bags Safe Handling Guidelines to help keep themselves and others safe while using our bags.




Dispensing from single-trip bags

Raimo Bag Dispensers

To empty the contents in one go, use a long handled blade and, while standing well back from the bag, cut along the bottom seam. To partially empty a bag, you can use a Raimo bag dispenser. These are available to purchase from Ballance service centres at a cost of $75 + GST.