The TerraCyclic Bio Bin is a sanitary waste disposal system. Its unique cartridge means no cleaning, less waste, saving costs and reducing energy use.
It consists of a rigid (usually) wall-mounted sanitary unit that holds a flexible, disposable, cartridge containing biodegradable additives, that cleverly seals in the waste products.
The Bio Bins fit in even the smallest toilet cubicles (stalls). Off-the-floor units make cleaning easier and more thorough.
Women are also spared the unpleasant experience of brushing up against the usual bulky bins wedged in beside the toilet.
Because the bins are convenient and hygienic, women are more likely to use them. This means less waste is disposed of in the toilet and reduces the embarrassment and expense of blocked drains.
Most sanitary disposal units are emptied and then washed. Whether this is done on- or off-site, it requires a lot of time, staff and equipment. The standard of cleaning is dependant on individuals and therefore can be variable. The Bio Bin helps protect users by reducing exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as E-coli, Strep, Hiv/Aids and Hepatitis, protecting users and cleaning staff from touching blood products or unclean surfaces.
TerraCyclic™ Bio Bin cartridges are made from non-toxic plastic with biodegradable additives, and can be safely disposed of in landfills. In addition, because the units don’t need cleaning, there is less energy used – reducing emissions.
TerraCyclic™ Bio Bin has been awarded Carbon Footprint Accreditation for its design, environmental impact and biodegradability.
The compact cylinders can be transported and stored in halves, reducing costs. The replacement cartridges are very small and are easily stored onsite until they are needed.
Other systems use bins that are bulky to handle and store; most need two – one in use and one being cleaned.