Sanitary Bins

In any women's or unisex bathroom, there should be a sanitary bin for the disposal of all of the hygiene products that should be collected. This is a requirement for workplaces under Work Safe Australia.

What type of waste is sanitary waste?

Most of the time, the items that are commonly referred to as waste classifications are uniform across Australia. For instance, in New South Wales, sanitary pads and incontinence pads are generally regarded as General Solid Waste.

Who can or should empty Sanitary Bins?

The cleaners can empty our feminine hygiene bins. In most cases, this is not an issue for most workplaces. In fact, many establishments can save money by investing in their own sanitary bins.

Why do some sanitary bins have a notice saying “Cleaners – do not empty”

This type of notice is usually provided by a third-party service that operates as a contractor for the disposal of waste.

How do you safely dispose of sanitary waste?

This type of notice usually refers to the arrangement of a third-party service that takes over the cleaning of your household's waste bins. This service usually collects the bins on a regular basis.

How do you safely dispose of sanitary waste?

The proper disposal of sanitary waste is essential to protect the public from getting into contact with bacteria and bodily fluids.

Do feminine hygiene bins need to be sanitised?

It’s important that all surfaces are thoroughly sanitised before use to prevent the spread of diseases. Also, it is important that the staff regularly sterilises the sanitary bins using an antibacterial liquid or spray.

What types of products are suitable for sanitary waste disposal?

A good sanitary bin is essential for keeping the facilities running smoothly. When choosing a bin, look for one that is suitable for both users and personnel.

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