Jan 24th

Sanitary Bin Collection - The Big Picture

Written by  Justin Thomas - Media Consultant
Sanitary Bin Collection - The Big Picture

Roughly 50% of us have little or no involvement in sanitary bin service contracts. Yet this is the 2nd largest competed keyword for washroom services businesses. One of our biggest issues is a poor understanding of the legal obligation to provide a sanitary bin collection service.

How many employees does a business need to have to provide sanitary bin services? What are the implications of non-compliance with sanitary bins collection? Which government department is in charge of laws relating to sanitary bins? Most important would be “How can technology make the sanitary bin collection process more hygienic whilst increasing discretion?”.

Let’s start with the law. Health & Safety Executive – Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (regulation 21/192) quotes “In toilets used by women, suitable means for the disposal of sanitary dressings should also be provided.” This statement is implicit enough to mean that every toilet cubicle that will be visited by a woman must have a ladies sanitary bin. Further on from this there is definition to the number of cubicles that must be provided per head for a business. There is discretion for buildings constructed before that year regarding mixed sex washrooms but apart from that it is very clear. So this means that every business premises must have at least 1 sanitary bin that is suitable for purpose. There are also laws governing the correct disposal of sanitary waste which we have covered in our 2016 “Offensive Waste Guide” which can be read here.

What is suitable as a sanitary bin? There is no clarity on this but overwhelming consensus from anybody using the same washroom is that the bin should be hygienic, discreet, and clean whilst providing odour control. Just throwing an air-freshener in a bucket style bin is not going to cut it. This unit will need to be emptied and cleaned regularly. Whilst there is no law governing this it is common decency to support your staff’s basic hygiene needs and this need is about as fundamental as it gets. My wife informs me that this is not always apparent. Businesses should be ashamed if they are not supporting their workforce effectively and can expect similar levels of respect in return. So, how can you do that?

Having a managed sanitary bin collection service contract takes away all of this stress. At Zenith Washroom Services we are constantly gathering data from our users, analysing the latest technologies and reviewing our processes to ensure we offer a discreet, hygienic and easy to use service for our users. Over the years we have reviewed many solutions and find our present solution simple from both the user perspective and for the efficiency of our service operatives. This solution involves:

  • Foot pedal operated sanitary bins - Automatic sanitary bins are simply less reliable as they have moving parts that need specific servicing and are battery powered so once the battery runs out they are impossible to use. Pedal operated sanitary bins provide simple maintenance and higher reliability over automatic versions.
  • Low profile sanitary bins - Our customers have provided us with feedback that the taller bins can actually interfere with using the toilets so we try to ensure our bins are lower than the toilet seat level.
  • Free Sanitary Bag dispensers - Providing these for free with our sanitary bins ensures a higher level of cleanliness between services and a more efficient service visit from our washroom operatives.
  • Liner exchange over bin exchange - This is all about discretion and efficiency. Every service visit our operatives clean the bins with anti-bacterial cleaner, paying particular attention to the access flap, and carry out the liner which is easier so ensures a much lower visual impact in your professional environment.

Having supplied thousands of premises with our sanitary bin solution and sanitary bin collection service we know our solution works well and provides our customers with the peace of mind that they are not just complying with the laws that govern feminine hygiene in the workplace but that they are offering a well thought out and established solution that offers the highest levels of convenience, discretion and hygiene from their washroom services. Contact Zenith Washroom Solutions today for a free, no obligation, quote.

Justin Thomas - Media Consultant

Justin Thomas - Media Consultant

Justin Thomas has been involved with Zenith Washroom Solutions (formerly ABC hygiene) since 2009. At first providing ABC hygiene's 2nd web solution then guiding Zenith Washrooms' online presence. This exploits the latest technologies whilst focusing on user experience improvements from the core.

During the past decade Justin has learned a huge amount about the hygiene industry through this work. Now Justin is a contracted media consultant to Zenith Washrooms. This provides a full range of online marketing solutions to Zenith Washrooms. This provides Zenith Washrooms to focus on providing a leading hygiene services solution for their customers.

Justin provides online media presence for a number of small technical businesses based in the UK. Justin lives with his wife and daughter enjoying a wide range of activities. Core being motorcycle maintenance, cooking, music and being a tech geek.

Deal of the month

Popular News Items

Latest Vacancy

  • Washroom Hygiene Service Operative

    Join our dynamic and friendly hygiene services team providing high-quality washroom service solutions to a wide range of industries. Zenith Washroom Solutions provides an innovative working environment to ensure the highest standards of working environment for our employees. This role suits a well presented, friendly and hard working individual with the desire to grow their role.

    • Package £17,500
    • Benefits Bonuses
    • Territories Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, London
    Apply Now!

welcome to our innovative washroom services solution

washroom hygiene services
Contact us today to realise real savings on your hygiene solution
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
captchaInvalid Input

explore your industry's hygiene needs here >>

providing flexible options for your industry

washroom services london

With many decades of experience providing washroom service solutions into a wide range of industries allows us to provide an efficient and reliable service. Every customer has unique needs however our industry focus provides a useful guide to help shape your initial enquiry. For Zenith Washroom Services it is all about empowering our clients with our knowledge.

learn more about our industry focus

discover Zenith Washroom Service' application focus >>

our application focus saves time and money

hygiene supplies london

Our confidence in our products, support technology, staff and our washroom solutions experience provides our customers with relevant and cost-effective solutions in a friendly and efficient manner. We pride ourselves on our reliability and flexibility in providing the best solutions for your hygiene needs.

discover our application focus here

find our exciting product range here >>

with washroom solutions to suit all

hygiene supplies

All our products have been selected for our customers with efficiency, reliability, forward thinking and durability as our focus. This ensures that our solutions work hard for our customers to provide a continual, cost-effective, high-quality and future-proofed hygiene solution. Coupled with our friendly service options Zenith Washroom Services is ready to serve your business today.

discover our product range today

Let us show you why our customers stay with us >>

we are ready to serve our solutions to your business

abc hygiene services
Contact us today to realise real savings on your hygiene solution
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
captchaInvalid Input

For more information how Zenith Washroom Solutions will work with your business to realise savings on your washroom hygiene solutions please fill in the following form. Thank you.
Invalid Input

e-mail address(*)
Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Phone number(*)
Invalid Input

please enter captcha
Invalid Input

teamTmedia online solutions