Providing safe and hygienic-sanitary waste disposal units is not just about meeting welfare regulations or your legal duty of care. It is about ensuring your staff and visitors basic human needs come first and are taken seriously. It is also a legal requirement if your business employs female staff.
Inadequate sanitary bins leave a bad first impression. Customers and employees are left with little confidence or loyalty towards your organisation. If your waste management is not at a high standard you could lose valuable custom.
Feminine Hygiene Disposal Services
Within our discreet sanitary bin service, we provide each of your washroom cubicles with one of our Hygienic Concepts sanitary bins. These disposal bins are used for disposing of sanitary waste and offensive waste. Available in two different sizes to suit your requirements.
The feminine hygiene bins are designed to fit neatly alongside the toilet, offering added visitor comfort. All of our waste bins are pedal operated, providing extra hygiene when using.
A fully trained and uniformed engineer from Hygienic Concepts will perform a regularly scheduled visit to your premises. Servicing your feminine hygiene sanitary bins on each visit. With this, we ensure your sanitary bins and washrooms are in full working order and cleaned. Maintaining a constant high level of hygiene and a discreet waste collection.
Hygienic Concepts provide a wide range of hygiene services and hygiene products for all washrooms within all industries. Within our vending products, we can supply a range of sanitary products. Find out more about vending products and services here.
Sanitary Bins On-Site Servicing
- Hygienic Concepts never remove feminine hygiene units from the site.
- Not removing sanitary towel bins from the site, means less cross-contamination which is more hygienic for both customers and us.
- Once emptied your unit will be cleaned, disinfected and looking as good as new.
- We pride ourselves on being a one van one man service. By having this system we emit less carbon than unit exchange options.
- Our collecting and disposing of services are always discreet.
- Flourish Professional All Surface Sanitiser is a highly effective method of tackling the build-up of potentially harmful germs, particularly in feminine hygiene waste and clinical waste. The product is also environmentally friendly.
View Our Sanitary Disposal Units
Intima Sanitary Disposal Unit
The Intima sanitary disposal unit holds 23L of waste. The bin’s design is contemporary and each unit comes equipped with a modesty chute and foot pedal operation. The unit is operated when the user steps on the foot pedal provided. This allows users to use the unit hands-free, keeping hygiene standards high.
Intima Mini Sanitary Disposal Unit
The Intima sanitary disposal unit holds 15L of waste. The bin’s design is contemporary and each unit comes equipped with a modesty chute and foot pedal operation. The unit is operated when the user steps on the foot pedal provided. This allows users to use the unit hands-free, keeping hygiene standards high.
Scented sanitary waste liners
Our Femcare™ liner is the first sanitary waste liner incorporating Invizi-Touch® antimicrobial silver ion protection & odour eliminating technology.
Sanitary Waste Disposal Legislation
Sanitary bin collection and the disposal of sanitary waste in the UK is overseen by legislation. Businesses must provide all-female toilets with a suitable method for sanitary waste disposal, The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992.
Furthermore, no sanitary waste is to be flushed away as it can damage sewers and drains, The Water Industries Act 1991. The Environmental Protection Act 1990, which enforces a Duty of Care on organisations that produce controlled waste including sanitary waste. It is clear that dealing with this waste requires proper facilities.
What is a Sanitary Waste Bin?
A female sanitary disposal unit is a simple yet discreet waste container found mainly in the female toilets. The sanitary waste containers allow for the hygienic disposal of all feminine hygiene products.
The bins should be fully enclosed so that the user cannot view any waste contained within the bin. Hygienic Concepts provide sanitary bins with a modesty chute and foot pedal operation to reduce cross-contamination and the point of disposal.
All of our waste container liners incorporate Invizi-Touch® antimicrobial silver ion protection & odour eliminating technology, to prevent germ build-up and any malodours from entering the washroom facilities.
1) Contact Us
Contact us and our team will get back to you.
2) Site Survey
Our expert hygiene advisor will visit and inspect your business to discuss your hygiene requirements.
3) Bespoke Service Package
After surveying your site, our team will create a bespoke service package and schedule, to suit your business needs.
4) Client Support & Aftercare
We support our customers throughout the installation process and before every service, ensuring your business complies with legislation.
How many sanitary bins do I need?
There is no precise, legal requirement for the number of sanitary bins required in a washroom, as long as there is at least one that is properly maintained and emptied. You should ideally supply one sanitary bin per toilet cubicle so that waste that should not be flushed can be disposed of discreetly.
Common sense and the style of the washroom will play a role in determining what this number will be, depending on the size of the washroom in question. A large washroom would undoubtedly require more than one bin, and they should be evenly positioned throughout the washroom in the areas with the most traffic.
Are sanitary bins a legal requirement?
There are a few legal restrictions that you should be aware of when it comes to the legal requirements for sanitary bins in areas like washrooms, such as;
- The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 stipulates that organisations have a legal obligation to dispose of waste on their premises in a safe and proper manner.
- The Water Industries Act of 1991 says that no things that could cause a blockage in a sewage drain system are to be flushed.
- The Workplace (Health, Safety, and Welfare) Regulations of 1992 are a set of regulations that govern the health, safety, and welfare of employees in the workplace. This mandates that all businesses provide a facility for washrooms to dispose of sanitary items.
With all three of these requirements in mind, it’s clear that supplying sanitary bins for your washrooms is a legal requirement; as a business owner, you’re legally obligated to follow all three, and neglecting to do so can result in hefty penalties.
How often should sanitary bins be emptied?
Sanitary bins must be cleaned, sanitised, and serviced on a regular basis. The normal service schedule is monthly, however, it should not exceed six weeks because most sanitisers and antimicrobial liners are only effective for up to eight weeks.
What happens to sanitary bin waste?
Sanitary waste is transported to a cutting-edge alternative treatment (AT) plant. As an alternative to incineration and landfill, AT involves heating waste to disinfect it. The shredded and disinfected waste is compacted, baled, and used as a solid recovered fuel (SRF) or alternative fuel source.
Can cleaners empty sanitary bins?
A business is required by law to manage sanitary waste to the point of disposal under the ‘Duty of Care’ Act. This means that employees cannot be held responsible for their own waste disposal.
All sanitary waste must be transported by a licenced carrier, such as Hygienic Concepts. After collection, a complete audit trail of paperwork is provided and retained for two years.
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