When I try searching for issues to do with sanitary waste bins very little comes up, even from the infamous “Mumsnet”. This surprised me, accepting that women are more willing to discuss their personal hygiene issues than men. Then something stranger happened. Turns out that I am not the only person to have written an article highlighting the need for sanitary bins in the men’s toilets too.
I have tried several search terms to find more about the issues that ladies have with sanitary bin provision, including “sanitary bin complaints”, “feminine hygiene service problems”, “sanitary napkin disposal issues” and many other combinations of those terms. It would appear that maybe it is just me, but this conversation is not as visible online as I thought it would be.
I have had the conversation frequently with my wife, several girlfriends, and my sister. The complaints they raise are common in these conversations and include:
- Lack of small sanitary bins leading to having to fight for space on the toilet with the sanitary bin
- Automatic sanitary bins with no power because of spent batteries
- Overflowing hygiene bins because of long service intervals and dirty sanitary bins because of user error
All agreed that free sanitary bags dispensed next to the bin was a big win!
It would seem that the onus lies with the cleaning teams for not reporting back quick enough for overflowing bins, insufficient provision of bins and miscommunication of service interval needs between facilities managers and washroom services suppliers. In short, this is a communication issue when the problems occur. The best option is to monitor your sanitary waste bins over time, then have an in-depth discussion with your washroom services supplier about how to ensure your bins to not fall foul of these complaints.
Zenith Washrooms is ready to have this discussion with you, even if it is just to ensure your present supplier is offering you adequate and discrete feminine hygiene servicing. Contact us today here and we’ll help you provide a perfect feminine hygiene service for your users. Don’t forget us men either. Male incontenence is a real issue and one that causes great personal distress to those it affects. Even just one cubicle with a sanitary bin is a small win!