I have to empty way to often, to use a closed end pouch, but I travel a lot, stay at hotels, and friends homes ( who do not know I have an ostomy) and have never had a problem with disposal of my pouch. If I'm in someone's home and have to change, I rince out the soiled bag, and put it in a trash bag to dispose of it in the main trash bin ( outside). I don't like to leave it in their bathroom....always fear a pet dog can go rummaging. In a hotel, I just wrap it well, and leave it in the trash. I don't spend money on "poopy bags", and have never ( in 40 years) have had to change in a public rest room. But yes.....at 16, I did change in a camp stall toilet, at midnight, with only a flashlight with wasps flying around. that's when I was too young and fearful to ask to use a "real" bathroom.