A patent has been issued for a disposal means on an absorbent diaper. The absorbent diaper has a topsheet and a backsheet and an absorbent core. The diaper also has a rear waist portion, and a front waist portion, each having an upper edge respectively. The diaper has a disposal tape which is attached to both the topsheet and the backsheet across and around an upper edge. One of the attachments is releasable. The disposal tape may be used for maintaining the diaper in a rolled or folded configuration for disposal, while before being used for disposal it covers an upper edge of the diaper, providing a comfortable upper edge for the wearer.