Business Waste

Sanitary Bins

A sanitary bin must be present in every workplace bathroom so employees (and customers, where appropriate) have a hygienic place to dispose of sanitary waste. The Environmental Protection Act 1990 sets out these guidelines. It’s therefore essential that for whatever type of business you run in the UK, you have plenty of sanitary disposal bins in your bathrooms.

Most of the time these will be sanitary pad bins used for feminine hygiene products. However, you can also use sanitary bins to store other types of sanitary waste – such as nappies, animal hygiene waste, and soiled bedding. Learn more about sanitary waste disposal.

With our sanitary bins services, you can easily arrange delivery and collection of many types of sanitary bins for your business. Ensure your business upholds its legal and hygienic responsibilities by finding the right type of sanitary disposal bin for your organisation today.

Collection Frequency:
One-off, daily, weekly, fortnightly, or ad hoc collection
7, 12, 15, 20, and 30 litres
Waste Type:
  • Clinical Waste
  • Sanitary Waste

Sanitary bin 

Sanitary pad bins come in a range of styles and sizes to suit all sorts of workplace bathrooms and waste disposal needs. From small sanitary bins ideal for businesses with only a few employees or one bathroom, to large options for those that have many restrooms and lots of employees, the choice is varied.

Sanitary bins vary in colour, material, capacity, dimensions, and weight. Some may have a foot pedal too. We work with licensed waste carriers around the UK to arrange delivery and collection of sanitary bins that suit the specific needs of your business. Find a solution with the right size and type of sanitary bin for your organisation.

Common toilet sanitary bins are available in the following sizes:

  • 7-litre sanitary bin – small sanitary bins ideal for individual toilet cubicles
  • 12-litre sanitary bin – discrete but slightly larger sanitary pad bin
  • 15-litre sanitary bin – standard size sanitary bin suitable for most bathrooms
  • 20-litre sanitary bin – slightly larger but still common in many bathrooms
  • 30-litre sanitary bin – large sanitary bins best for bathrooms with high usage
Sanitary bins in the workplace are a legal requirement

Why do I need 
a sanitary bin?

Sanitary bins in the workplace are a legal requirement – whatever industry you work in and type of business you run. It’s your responsibility to ensure staff have a hygienic place to dispose of sanitary waste and that it’s stored, collected, and removed of appropriately.

Providing an adequate number of sanitary bins in each bathroom across your business premises is therefore vital. Ideally you should have one sanitary towel bin per cubicle. However, it can vary depending on the bathroom layout and design. Our team can advise you on the right number, size, and time of sanitary towel disposal bins you need.

Using sanitary bins also avoids feminine hygiene products being flushed down the toilet. This helps prevent blockages, problems with drainage and sewers. It also keeps sanitary waste separate from other waste streams to ensure it’s disposed of in an appropriate manner – including incineration rather than going to landfill, which can save your business costs in landfill tax.

Learn more about sanitary waste disposal

What can you put 
in sanitary bins?

Most sanitary bins are used to dispose of used feminine hygiene products, such as sanitary pads and towels. However, commercial sanitary bins are also used to store other types of sanitary waste, defined as liquid or solid waste originating from humans or animals. This can include:

  • Nappies
  • Incontinence pads
  • Nasal secretions
  • Condoms
  • Non-healthcare waste (eg: from piercings but not sharps waste)

Arrange delivery and 
collection of sanitary bins

Wherever your business is in the UK, whatever size of sanitary bins and however many you need, at Business Waste we provide a sanitary bins collection service tailored to your requirements. Simply tell us the size and amount you need, and we’ll deliver them for free – you just pay for the collection.

Arrange sanitary bins collection on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly schedule. As well as being responsible as a business for the provision of sanitary bins, you also need to ensure they’re collected and disposed of appropriately. Our licensed waste carriers can collect from anywhere in the UK and transport to a relevant nearby facility.

Get a free quote today for sanitary bins collection with no obligation. Complete the below form, contact us online or call 0800 211 8390 to see how much our sanitary bins services could cost to help you uphold your legal and hygienic responsibilities.

Speak to one of our friendly and expert team if you have any questions about commercial sanitary bins and collection. They’ll be more than happy to answer and help devise the best possible solution for your business.

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  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    The 1100 litre bin is the largest wheelie bin available to store up to 18 bags of waste.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    The standard size wheelie bin you have at home that holds three to four bags of waste.

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  • 360 litre wheelie bins

    This is the largest two-wheel bin available to store five or six waste bags.

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  • 660 litre wheelie bins

    A four-wheel bin suitable for larger volumes of general waste and dry mixed recycling.

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  • Anatomical waste bags

    Red clinical waste bags for organs, body parts, materials contaminated with bodily fluids.

  • Balers

    Static balers compress recyclable waste into solid bales to save space.

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  • Clinical infectious waste bags

    Orange clinical waste bags are for materials contaminated with infectious waste.

  • Clinical waste bags

    Clinical waste bags to store medical waste safely before collection and disposal.

  • Clinical Waste Bins

    Clinical waste bins are suitable containers to store all sorts of medical waste safely.

  • Commercial Bin Sizes

    Read our helpful guide to commercial bin sizes, dimensions, and measurements

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  • Commercial waste bags

    Commercial waste bags are ideal for various waste types when you can’t use a bin.

  • Compactors

    Choose from mobile and static compactors for general waste or recyclable rubbish.

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  • Confidential Waste Bags and Bins

    Confidential waste bags provide a secure and flexible way to store sensitive documents before disposal.

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  • Cytotoxic and cytostatic waste bags

    Purple waste bags for waste contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.

  • Dental (amalgam) waste bins

    White clinical waste bins for dental waste including unwanted and excess amalgam.

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  • Front end loaders

    Large static containers ideal for businesses generating high volumes of waste.

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  • Highly infectious hazardous waste bags

    Yellow clinical waste bags for waste contaminated with infectious bodily fluids.

  • IBC containers

    Store high volumes of liquid waste including chemicals, solvents, and hazardous waste.

  • Large Commercial Waste Bins

    A large bin offers a cost-effective way to store and dispose of commercial waste.

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  • Non-infectious clinical waste bags

    Yellow and black waste bags for non-infectious and non-hazardous waste.

  • Office Bins

    Different types of general waste and recycling bins for offices in various sizes.

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  • Rear end loaders

    A big commercial waste skip in sizes that can hold up to 160 bags of waste.

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  • Roll on roll offs

    One of the largest containers for business waste that can store up to 440 bags of waste.

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  • Sanitary waste bins

    Safely store feminine hygiene products and other sanitary waste with various bin sizes.

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  • Sharps bins

    Use sharps bins with different coloured lids for needles, syringes, scalpels, and knives.

  • Skip sizes

    Sizes vary from 2 to 12-yard skips that can easily store various waste types and amounts.

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  • Small wheelie bins

    Small two-wheel bins for businesses producing low volumes of waste or with limited space.

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  • Waste drums

    Drums and barrels are ideal to safely store liquid, oil, and hazardous waste for collection.

  • Wheelie Bins

    Explore a range of two and four-wheel bins for many waste types.

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