Sanitary bins must be provided in every cubicle that is likely to be used by females. This is in a requirement of UK and Ireland legal regulations. Every cubicle in a public premises must have a facility to dispose of sanitary waste in a hygienic and environmentally sound manner.
Sanitary waste is a controlled waste and must be segregated at source using appropriate sanitary disposal bins (or feminine hygiene units - FHU). Sanitary bin waste must be managed from source to disposal site by a registered waste carrier and its collection, carriage and disposal must be documented by what is know as waste transfer notes. These normally take the form of an annual 'Season Ticket' which is issued to the waste producer (you) describing the type of waste, its EWC (European Waste Code), how it is contained (either in sanitary bins or bags etc), who carries it, when it was collected, when and where it was disposed off. On each collection you will be issued with a duty of care waste transfer note.
The Environment Agency can instigate the issue of heavy fines for those who do not follow the legislation and anyone carrying controlled wastes without a license.
Our 'FemiBin' Sanitary disposal units provide you with a discreet, professionally-managed service so the sanitary bins are replaced on a regular basis with the minimum of disruption to your business.
Our operatives carry sanitary bins in discreet 'modesty bags' so that it is not apparent what is being transported.
The 'FemiBin' sanitary disposal bins are completely changed on each service meaning there is no emptying on-site and bins are taken away and properly and rigorously cleaned and sterilised for each service.
Sanitary bins may be pedal or sensor-operated, both of which eliminate the need for hand contact.
The FemiBin sanitary disposal bin (or Feminine Hygiene Unit - FHU) is attractively designed in clean white, tough ABS plastic and slimline to fit into any cubicle. It is unidirectional and can be fitted on either side of the WC.
FemiBin sanitary disposal bins are also available in black & chrome.
Each sanitary bin is charged with a suspended 'Bioforce' germicidal agent to reduce any chance of odours, and to kill bacteria inside the disposal unit. Bioforce uses a vapour action and thus is effective no matter how full the bin is. It gives out a pleasant mandarin orange fragrance and uses only natural ingredients. It is a bio-degradable formula and is effective against HIV, Hepatitis B and C and more.
European Waste Codes
18 01 03* - wastes whose collection and disposal is subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection.
18 02 03 - wastes whose collection and disposal is not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection.
18 01 04 - wastes whose collection and disposal is not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection(for example dressings, plaster casts, linen, disposable clothing, diapers)
20 01 99 – other fractions not otherwise specified but should be described fully e.g. feminine hygiene waste not from healthcare not subject to special requirements in order to prevent infection