Simple to Set Up, Simple to Dispose – Binny™ Sanitary Bins
Sanitary bin waste is classified as offensive waste. The Health and Safety Executive in “Managing Offensive/Hygiene Waste” (click here) states that as “Offensive Waste can be offensive in appearance and smell, it must be appropriately wrapped and properly handled” (p.2). Binny™ sanitary bins take care of all of this due to their unique design as well as its antibacterial and malodour properties (Binny conforms to ISO 20743:2013). Handling offensive waste is unpleasant but with Binny™ sanitary bins your cleaning staff will never see the contents. Binny™ disposable sanitary bins can be used in every type of organisation including Local Authorities, Companies, Shops, Offices, Charities, Schools, Universities, Childcare facilities, Factories, Restaurants, Hospitals, Dentists and GP surgeries. No specialist sanitary bin contractor is required for low volumes of offensive waste and you can obtain all the Binny™ benefits!
Setting Up Binny™ Disposable Sanitary Bins
Binny™ disposable sanitary bins are flat packed and is simply popped open and placed in the toilet area (see home page for a video). There is no need to add antibacterial powders or deodourisers as they are already built into Binny™.
Disposing of Binny™
Disposing of Binny™ sanitary bins and their contents is straight forward and simple. All that is required is a pragmatic and sensible approach. To show you are being sensible then simply follow the guidance on the www.gov.uk website which states the same as the DOH 2013 Memorandum on Offensive waste 4.143, p.44:
You can put upto 7kg of offensive waste in the black bag waste per collection.
For these low volumes simply place Binny™ and its contents into the black bin waste. If you have a weekly black bin collection, then to exceed 7kg of sanitary bin (offensive) waste per bin collection you would need to have in excess of about 200 female staff on site! We are purely providing this figure to provide you with a rough idea regarding how many women it would take to generate this level of sanitary bin waste to help you in your assessment as the guidance purely deals with weights of offensive waste rather than staff numbers. So for small organisations within only a small number of female staff, you can feel assured that you certainly are not exceeding these volumes.
Volumes over 7kg of offensive waste should be segregated.
For higher volumes, Binny™ sanitary bins should be placed in a tiger bag. Generally this only applies to very large organisations such as hospitals as these will have these higher volumes of offensive waste as they will also be disposing of other items which are also classed as offensive e.g. incontinence pads, bandages, nappies etc. NB: The DOH 2013 Memorandum even details specific guidance for organisations where complexity exists (as they will be dealing with a range of clinical and infectious items). For example, for General Practices and Health Centres section 24 (p.144) states that these organisations can “assign feminine hygiene wastes from toilets (as well as nappies from otherwise healthy children) into tiger bags as (offensive waste) or if less than 7kgs per collection than can be placed in the municipal black bag.”