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Sanitary Bins in The Workplace - Your Questions Answered

If you’re reviewing your cleaning services, expanding or just starting out with your business, it’s important that you utilise high-quality commercial cleaning services to ensure a clean, hygienic environment and the comfort of your employees. Sanitary bins are needed in the workplace as the safest and easiest way to dispose of sanitary waste.

If you have no idea how to go about getting the right services for sanitary waste disposal - you are not alone. As one of the lesser talked about aspects of Workplace Health and Safety, how to install and service your business’ sanitary bins is often not common knowledge. Here are all the answers you need regarding sanitary bins in Australian businesses.

Are Sanitary Bins Legally Required?

The reason you’ve probably never received a clear answer to this question because the Safe Safe Work Australia WHS standards around it are a bit vague. Basically, it states that employers need to provide female employees with a method to dispose of sanitary items hygienically in addition to having a general waste bin in their bathrooms.

While the document does not say that sanitary bins are specifically needed, it is fairly common sense that these products are probably best to fit these requirements. Sanitary bins must also be cleaned regularly to ensure that employees are provided with a hygienic, suitable environment. Luckily, most commercial cleaning companies will provide this service.

How Often Should My Sanitary Bins Be Emptied?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to things like bin collection for businesses. This will highly depend on the size of your business and number of employees. A company with 1-10 employees probably won’t have the same frequency or thoroughness in their regular cleaning services as a company with 100 employers and their sanitary bin collection service would be the same. You can choose for collection to be as early as weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or a bit less frequent depending on your needs.

How Often Should My Sanitary Bins Be Replaced?

This is a good question. In order to maintain a high level of hygiene while still ensuring efficiency in the workplace, your sanitary bins should be replaced regularly. This doesn't involve buying a new bin or new service every week, it’s usually part of the cleaning and servicing process your commercial cleaners will provide.

Is Sanitary Waste Classed As Hazardous?

No, sanitary waste and feminine hygiene products are not classed as hazardous and do not require to be treated as such when it comes to the cleaning and treatment services you will need to dispose of them. That’s why commercial cleaners rather than specialty waste services are all you need to take care of it. Hazardous waste refers to items that are corrosive, reactive (explosive), flammable and toxic.  

Where Do I Buy Sanitary Bins For My Business?

You’ll have noticed that although these products are used in businesses and public facilities everywhere, you won’t see them for sale at Ikea, or any popular retail store. Despite this, commercial-grade sanitary bins are relatively easy to obtain through cleaners. First, get in contact with your cleaners or a comprehensive cleaning company that offers sanitary waste removal services. They will provide you with options in the sizes and styles of their bins to meet the size and needs of your business. The cleaners will have a collection method that should involve emptying and replacing your bins for the best results.

Eco-Friendly Sanitary Waste Disposal - Greenkleen Australia

We understand that all businesses want the best for their employees and customers but at the same time will favour cost-effective solutions. GreenKleen Australia discreetly provides sanitary bins and collection services to your Melbourne workplace for the hygienic disposal of feminine napkins and tampons. We advocate for preserving our environment and that is why plastic sanitary bin liners are never used in our units. This is justified and effective, for a number of reasons:

  • Cleaning and sanitising the entire bin involves a lot more than simply changing the liner.

  • Reducing plastic waste is widely beneficial to the environment.

  • Plastic liners reduce the capacity of the unit by up to one-third.

All of our sanitary bins for hire are hygienically cleaned and prepared prior to delivery using eco-friendly cleaning products to sanitise and deodorise each unit. Upon delivery of our unit, we will also collect and take away your old one for added convenience.

Contact us today to learn more, or to arrange for efficient and eco-friendly sanitary bin services for your workplace.

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