Sanitary Bins

Sanitary Waste

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Hygienic Sanitary Bin Service

Disposing of sanitary waste can be a sensitive and nerve-wracking experience because poorly maintained hygiene sanitary bins are a potential breeding ground for bacteria. 

Initial's feminine hygiene unit service gives you the confidence that your visitors have a safe, hygienic and simple way to dispose of their sanitary waste.

Through customer feedback, we have created a supremely hygienic method of disposing of sanitary waste. Each Signature sanitary bin houses an integral anti-microbial coating that prevents the spread of germs and contains a BioFresh insert that combats any unpleasant odours.

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Stickers - Inform people about your site’s hygiene measures with our stickers. Whether you want to advertise contactless sanitary waste disposal or information about where and when people should sanitise their hands, our stickers can help you to get your message across.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is sanitary waste?

    Sanitary waste refers to waste created solely by humans. In this context it refers to the waste created by the use of menstrual hygiene products.


  • What is a sanitary bin?

    A sanitary bin is a waste collection unit which holds sanitary waste


  • Is sanitary waste classed as hazardous?

    Sanitary waste is classed as “offensive waste” by the Department of Health. All waste must be properly dealt with to prevent health risks.


  • How often should sanitary bins be emptied?

    Frequencies will vary depending on usage. We offer variable visit frequencies to suit all requirements


  • Are sanitary bins a legal requirement?

    All three of The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992, The Water Industries Act 1991 and The Environmental Protection Act 1990 impose various guidelines on businesses that make sanitary bins necessary.


  • Do workplaces have to provide sanitary products?

    Currently no, although the UK government is looking to provide these products for free in schools. For more information on this please visit our information centre page.

The benefits of our sanitary waste disposal service

Economic Value

Helps to avoid costly toilet blockages.

Environmental

We minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill by using waste-to-energy initiatives.

Health and Hygiene

Hygienic disposal of offensive waste eliminates the health risks from cross contamination.

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Shows you care for your employees and visitors welfare.

Legislation

Keeps you compliant with the Workplace Regulations and the Environmental Protection Act.

User Experience

Provides a pleasant-to-use facility.

On Site Servicing

  • The unit always remains on site
  • Less movement means less transport contamination and a more hygienic unit
  • The unit will always look new
  • The environment benefits as we emit less carbon and use less water than unit exchange options
  • You will receive a discreet service
  • UltraProtect wipes are a highly effective method of tackling the build up of potentially harmful germs

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