Binny™ Sanitary Bins Use/Disposal
Simple to set up, simple to dispose of
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". Binny™ Disposable 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™ your cleaning staff will never see the contents. Binny™ Disposable Sanitary Bins can be used in every type of organisation including:
- Local Authorities
- Childcare facilities
- GP surgeries.
Setting Up Binny™ Disposable Sanitary Bins
Binny™ Disposable Sanitary Bins are flat packed and are simply popped open and placed in the toilet area. There is no need to add antibacterial powders or deodourisers as they are already built into Binny™.
Disposing of Binny™
Disposing of Binny™ Disposable Sanitary Bins and their contents is straightforward and simple. 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 up to 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, 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 providing this figure to give you a rough idea of 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. For small organisations with only a small number of female staff, you can be assured that you are not exceeding these volumes.
Volumes over 7kg of offensive waste should be segregated
For higher volumes, Binny™ Disposable 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.
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 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."