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Sanitary Waste Legislation

Safe disposal of sanitary waste

Sanitary waste disposal within the UK is governed by legislation. This ensures sanitary waste is disposed of in a safe and hygienic manner. The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992 recommends that all businesses should ensure all female toilets are provided with a suitable method for disposing of sanitary waste.

Sanitary Waste Legislation

In addition, The Water Industries Act 1991 stipulates that no sanitary waste should be flushed away that can cause harm to the sewer or drain. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 also imposes a Duty of Care on organisations that produce, keep or dispose of controlled waste, including sanitary waste.

Sanitary Waste Legislation

  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The Water Industries Act 1991
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990

To ensure your business' compliance to their Duty of Care Initial Hygiene's feminine hygiene sanitary waste disposal service adheres to all legislation relating to the safe and hygienic disposal of sanitary waste. All waste transfer documentation is supplied to provide your evidence of compliance. This ensures your visitors, customer and employees know you take this sensitive issue seriously.

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