Menstrual Hygiene Disposal Solutions: The Death of Dirty Blood Boxes in Public washrooms

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Tell us if this sounds familiar. You want your public washrooms to:

✓ meet public health and safety standards

✓ be cost effective for your business to maintain

✓ make your staff and customers happy

Public washroom hygiene standards have evolved since the pandemic

Citron Hygiene has been doing its research on customer behaviours in, and expectations of, public washrooms.

If you’re a property maintenance manager, a business owner, or a restaurant owner, you may be reading this blog because your public washrooms aren’t ticking ✓ all those boxes.

If so, you’ve come to the right place to get your washroom maintenance checklist solution.

The simple solution to elevating your public washrooms is to invest in touch-free hygienic technology

If you aren’t already aware, the entire washroom experience has been updated by technology. Citron Hygiene provides touch-free sink faucets, touch-free commercial soap dispensers, touch-free commercial hand dryers, and touch-free commercial toilet flush systems.

But, did you notice something is missing from that list?

Something that impacts more than half of our global population?

You’ve likely elevated your standards of washroom hygiene and have gone hands-free in many areas – but what technological advancements to menstrual waste disposal have been made in your public washrooms?

Public washroom menstrual hygiene waste disposal is ready to evolve

Think about what we use now for menstrual waste disposal: metal (or plastic) boxes bolted to the stall walls in public washrooms. Let’s be honest — those blood boxes are as cringeworthy and out-dated as Lady Gaga’s meat dress back in 2010 (*shudder*).

Citron Hygiene has the technology to bring touchless technology to your entire public washroom setup, which includes menstruation-related needs. 

We provide touch-free menstrual hygiene waste disposal units that are more sanitary, more hygienic, and come with professional waste disposal and refill services.

The benefits of upgraded menstrual hygiene waste disposal units in public washrooms

You may or may not have ever used a metal blood box before, so we’ll briefly fill you in:

Once you’ve removed your used menstrual product from (you know where), you must touch the lid of the box to open it and drop your waste inside. Unfortunately, this comes with the risk of spills, leaks, stains and smears, as waste products don’t always cooperate.

Remember: this is all happening inside the stall. That means no one can wash their hands clean before they lift the lid or after they’ve finished disposing of the waste.

Your washroom users still have to rearrange their clothes and unlock that stall door before they even get close to a sink and some soap.

Public health benefits of a hygienic menstrual waste disposal system in public washrooms

Reducing the number of places dirty fingers must come into contact with in your public washrooms is a great start to eliminating the spread of germs and illnesses in your business.

If your customers have clean, sanitary options to dispose of their waste products, they’re less likely to drop them down your toilets. Many people would rather flush their menstrual waste products than have to touch the rim of that metal blood box with their fingers.

We don’t blame them – but it’s not going to be good news for your business’s plumbing bills if that happens too often. Flushed menstrual waste products account for two thirds of public washroom plumbing issues.

The benefits of touchless washroom supplies are obvious

With touch-free technology that is regularly serviced and waste disposal units that are regularly professionally cleaned, you can:

✓ Reduce or eliminate your plumbing bills due to regular clogging crises

✓ Reduce or eliminate customer and staff contact with blood-borne pathogens

✓ Reduce or eliminate odors that come from unsanitary menstrual waste units

✓ Reduce or eliminate the stains visible inside the stalls

An added bonus is that you can also reduce or eliminate the suffering of individual customers or employees with the right washrooms.

Menstruation related health concerns that clean public washrooms can help eliminate

How can your business eliminate these problems?

There’s a simple solution for businesses to help solve these problems for customers and employees:

  1. Provide touch-free sanitary waste disposal units customers are comfortable using.
  2. Provide free-vend menstrual products to help combat #PeriodPoverty

How to invest in smart and sanitary public washroom technology – today

If you’re still looking for more reasons to invest in touchless products that come with professional sanitation services, you may want to move on to reading this blog here.

If you’re ready to start exploring your options for an elevated washroom experience, then we’re ready to give you all the answers.

Citron Hygiene products will keep your washrooms organized, tidy and save you space. Regularly serviced and professionally maintained – check out our products here.

Book your free consultation on our website today.

Find out how we can help elevate your washroom experience. Talk to us.

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