The sanitary waste bin – a container that allows for the safe disposal of sanitary waste in washrooms. Sounds simple right? The first sanitary bin came to market in the 1950s and while that was over 60 years ago now, there are still countless businesses across North America that fail to provide adequate feminine hygiene bins to dispose of menstrual waste.
These days, many workplaces often provide nothing at all or a simple wall-mounted metal box. While the latter can be sufficient, they can very often overflow with menstrual waste, and they can be unhygienic and unsafe. Read more on the difference between metal wall boxes and menstrual hygiene disposal.
Citron Hygiene is here to explain why every workplace needs to provide effective sanitary waste containers.
The Benefits of Sanitary Waste Containers
Avoid Plumbing Problems and Unnecessary Costs
In the absence of a hygiene unit, the usual place for sanitary napkins and tampons to end up is down the toilet. If your washroom users are continuously flushing items, they shouldn’t down the toilet then this is going to end up causing drain blockages and plumbing issues. This can lead to big business costs if you have to call in the plumber.
Suddenly the cost of sanitary bins doesn’t seem like such a bad investment. Not only this but waste can end up in waste-water streams if not disposed of in the correct manner and, therefore by providing sanitary units in your business’ washroom you can ensure you are minimizing your impact on the environment.
Provide the Best Washroom Experience
Providing toilet paper and soap are essential in every washroom environment, but personal hygiene disposal units should be too. Previously seen as a luxury, waste receptacles are now a necessity! Your washroom can paint a thousand words about how you do business and exceptional standards can lead to countless benefits for your business including positive word of mouth, increased footfall, customer retention, more engaged and productive employees to name but a few.
The very best washroom experience can be provided by supplying proper means for the disposal of menstrual hygiene products. While a metal wall box may be a sufficient choice, a closed top sanitary unit can stop any overflow of waste and ensure your washroom is always presenting a positive impression.
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Maintain High Hygiene Levels & Reduce Cross-Contamination
Covid-19 and other infectious diseases can live on metal wall boxes for up to 72 hours and this can cause surface-to-person infection transmission. Not to mention blood-borne pathogens and harmful microorganisms such as Hepatitis, E. Coli, Staphylococcus and Salmonella live on these surfaces. By providing effective touch-free sanitary receptacles, you are committing to a higher level of hygiene, eliminating cross-contamination, bad odours and protecting your washroom users from illness.
Tackle Negative Stigmas
If any of your washroom users menstruate, you definitely need to be providing effective personal hygiene units. Not being able to dispose of waste when away from home can lead to stigma and taboos around periods being emphasized and sadly can lead to embarrassment for the individual. Menstruating is a perfectly normal bodily function and businesses have a duty of care to ensure they are supplying the right facilities for adequate menstrual hygiene.
How to Dispose of Sanitary Waste at Work
Touch-free sanitary disposal units offer a discrete and safe way for menstruators to dispose of personal hygiene products. This means users are likely to follow best practices and your washroom will remain a considerate and clean environment for all who come and go. With the help of professional hygiene services, menstrual waste can then be disposed of and collected in a sustainable way with minimal environmental impact. Learn more about how hygiene experts can help to dispose of sanitary waste correctly.
Citron Hygiene’s Feminine Hygiene Disposal Containers
Ensure your washroom users’ needs are met by providing hands-free sanitary waste containers. From large manufacturing facilities to small restaurants, we can supply sanitary bins no matter the size of your organization with a range of stylish options to choose from.
Sanitary Bin Services
In addition to supplying the bins, our hygiene technicians provide a reliable and discreet service to remove waste from your facility on a pre-determined fixed schedule.
To find out more about our sanitary bin services, fill in the form below and the team at Citron will be in touch.