Sanitary Bins

Sanitary Waste Disposal

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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 sanitary bin service gives you the confidence that your visitors have a safe, hygienic and simple way of disposing of their sanitary waste.

Through customer feedback, we have created a supremely hygienic method of disposing of sanitary waste. Each Signature sanitary bin has an integral anti-microbial coating that helps prevent the spread of germs as well as containing a BioFresh insert that combats any unpleasant odours.

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No Touch sanitary bins

Our ‘hands-free’ sanitary bins eliminate the need to come into contact with the feminine hygiene unit. Simply wave your hand over the sensor to activate.

Inform your customers about your site’s hygiene measures with our stickers.

Whether you want to advertise contactless sanitary waste disposal or display information about where and when people should sanitise their hands, our stickers can help you to get your message across.

Sanitary Bin services: 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?

    Frequency of your sanitary bin service 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 1992The 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.

  • How is sanitary waste disposed of?

    The Water Industries Act 1991 states that sanitary products should not be flushed down the toilet, as this can cause costly blockages in sewers and drains. Sanitary waste disposal requires a Waste Transfer Note from a licensed provider to ensure that the waste is stored, transferred and disposed of in a compliant manner, that is safe for the environment.

    Read more about how Initial Washroom Hygiene can ensure that your business is compliant with sanitary waste regulations.

The benefits of our sanitary waste disposal service

Not only does sanitary waste disposal ensure a safe and hygienic environment for your female employees, guests and visitors, but it also adheres to regulations surrounding the disposal of sanitary waste. Below are the benefits of why your business should consider a sanitary bin service.

Economic Value

Helps to avoid costly toilet blockages.


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.


Shows you care for your employees and visitors' welfare.


Keeps you compliant with the Workplace Regulations and the Environmental Protection Act. Read more about sanitary waste regulations.

User Experience

Provides a hygienic and pleasant-to-use facility.

On Site Servicing

  • The sanitary disposal bin 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 sanitary bins service
  • We use a powerful disinfectant to tackle the build up of potentially harmful germs

Download Period Myths & Facts Poster

We believe that knowledge is power, and when it comes to menstruation, breaking down myths and sharing accurate information is essential. Our goal is to promote period dignity by making menstruation a normal and openly discussed topic.

To help achieve this, we have designed an informative and eye-catching poster. Why not download a poster today and display it in your washroom and changing rooms, to help educate and empower women and girls with the knowledge they need to embrace menstruation confidently? Join us in the journey towards a more informed and inclusive world for all.

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