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Sanitary Waste Disposal Regulations

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Sanitary Waste Regulations

In the UK, sanitary waste disposal is governed by various legislation. The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992 recommends that businesses provide all female toilets with a suitable method for disposing of sanitary waste.

Additionally, The Water Industries Act 1991 stipulates that no sanitary waste is to be flushed away as it can damage sewers and drains. Coupled with The Environmental Protection Act 1990, which imposes a Duty of Care on organisations that produce controlled waste including sanitary waste, it becomes clear that dealing with this waste requires proper facilities.