Sanitary Waste

Local Authorities, Commercial Organisations, Schools etc

This guide is for organisations that are not involved in healthcare which includes Local Authorities, companies, shops, offices, charities, schools, Universities, childcare facilities and body piercing facilities. For your organisation, the Department of Health makes things very simple. Sanitary waste is classed as offensive/hygiene waste.

The Health and Safety Executive in “Managing Offensive/Hygiene Waste” 2009 classifies typical sanitary waste as offensive/hygiene waste and is the product of a healthy population (not known to be infectious). This classification and the rules for disposal are detailed in 4.143 (p.44) of The Department of Health – “Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe management of healthcare waste 2013" (DOH 2013 Memorandum). Offensive/hygiene waste "includes waste previously described as human hygiene waste and sanpro" (4.116, page 40, DOH 2013 Memorandum). The 2013 Memorandum states,

"Offensive/hygiene waste may include
• Incontinence and other waste produced from human hygiene;
• Sanitary waste"

Disposing of the Binny™ sanitary bin and its contents are simple and disposal of offensive waste is detailed by the DOH in the Memorandum.

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You can put upto 7kg of offensive waste in any bin collection in the black bag waste. Once completely full, Binny™ weighs less than 1kg. Less than 1% of all organisations will have more than 7 full Binny's™ requiring pick up at any one time.


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Volumes over 7kg should be placed in a tiger bag. Most organisations do not produce this amount of offensive waste unless they are very large. Collection for these volumes is also simple and we recommend you discuss this with your sanitary waste management company regarding the collection of bulk offensive waste as this will still be considerably cheaper than having sanitary waste contracts.

You don't really need to know anymore around this area and your organisation can obtain all of the Binny™ benefits. However, we have provided a short downloadable guide around this area for those of you who want to understand this are further. We would also recommend reading The Department of Health – “Health Technical Memorandum 07-01: Safe management of healthcare waste 2013" (DOH 2013 Memorandum) and also the The Health and Safety Executive “Managing Offensive/Hygiene Waste” 2009.


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