Flush Hygiene are specialists in maintenance and waste management for commercial washrooms throughout the Southeast. We provide sanitary waste bins (sani bins) and collect sanitary waste throughout London, Kent and the Southeast region. Call 01689 600 550

Sanitary Waste Regulations

Most businesses know and adhere to regulations, however not all.

All Organisations and businesses, regardless of the number of employees, are required by law to provide suitable sanitary waste disposal facilities. It is imperative that Sanitary Waste Products are correctly managed to the point of disposal and sanitary waste legislations help to ensure feminine sanitary waste disposal units are always available. All toilet cubicles likely to be used by females, including disabled and unisex, should provide a sanitary disposal facility.

Feminine Hygiene Service

Feminine waste can be classified as follows, not limited to females as such, but anything which might be disposed of in female toilet facilities.

  • Human Waste (faecal matter)
  • Incontinence pads
  • Tampons
  • Catheters
  • Stoma bags
  • Nappies
  • Condoms

This is not an exhaustive list, but shows some of the items which are referred to as ‘offensive waste’ or ‘hygiene waste’. It is common sense, these items need to be disposed off efficiently, rather than flushing them down the toilet.

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There is a health risk with any waste products, but properly managed, processed and disposed of, the risk to human health is considered low. Flush Hygiene operatives are highly trained to install fresh bags and remove waste efficiently and hygienically.

Sanitary waste disposal within the UK is governed by legislation. This ensures sanitary waste is disposed of in a safe and hygienic manner. The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992 recommends that all businesses should ensure female toilets are provided with a suitable method for disposing of sanitary waste.

Health & Safety Standards

(Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 1992 recommends that all businesses should ensure all female toilets are provided with a suitable method for disposing of sanitary waste.

The Workplace (Health, safety and welfare) Regulation 1992

Recommends that all ladies toilet facilities are provided with suitable sanitary bins.

The Water Industries Act 1991

Stipulates no sanitary waste products should be flushed. Avoiding harm to drainage and sewage systems.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (amended 1991)

Imposes a duty of care on any organisation that produces, keeps or disposes of controlled waste, including sanitary waste

All businesses and organisations have Duty of Care requirements. As listed below :

  • Registering your premises
  • Applying for a permit
  • Classifying your waste
  • Storing waste correctly
  • Ensuring waste is moved legally
  • Ensuring the Waste removal company is licensed

Sanitary Waste Legislations

If you are unsure of your requirements or need us to provide you with sanitary bins and waste collection services, get in touch.

Click here to submit an enquiry form or phone us on 01689 600 550

Sanitary Bins Supplied and Maintained

Flush Hygiene supply a range of Sanitary Bins for use in your commercial washrooms. We will fully maintain these for you on a cycle which suits your needs. If you need advise, we can advise you. If we are cleaning your washrooms on a regular basis, we can simply factor this in as part of our overall washroom maintenance service.

The key objective here is to ensure that your business is compliant, maintaining good standards for employees and visitors and that health problems are avoided. This is simple to do and the first step is to call us on 01689 600 550.

Sanitary Waste Disposal

Whether we are collecting daily, weekly or more. We advise that you ensure that your sani bins are emptied and sanitised on a regular basis. It is false economy to leave offensive waste too long.