The dos and don’ts of managing sanitary waste

As a small business owner, you likely wear many hats. One of those hats may be sanitation manager – which means you’re responsible for the proper disposal of sanitary waste.

If you’re here, you already know that managing sanitary waste can be a daunting task. There are so many things to consider, from choosing the right type of container to disposing of the waste properly.

In this blog post, we will discuss the dos and don’ts of managing sanitary waste, so that you can stay compliant with local regulations and keep your business running smoothly.

1. Choose the correct type of bin for sanitary waste in your business.

Sanitary bins are designed for the disposal of sanitary waste, which is waste that is considered to be hazardous to human health. Sanitary bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, metal, and wood. They typically have a lid to keep the waste inside, and a foot pedal that allows you to open the lid without having to touch it.

There are a few different types of bins that you can choose from, depending on the type of sanitary waste you are dealing with.

If you are dealing with liquid waste, you will need a bin with a leak-proof liner. If you are dealing with solid waste, you can choose between a bin with a pedal or a touch-free bin.

2. Do keep a close eye on the level of your sanitary waste container and promptly dispose of any waste that reaches the top. Don’t overfill your sanitary waste container – this will only cause problems down the line.

If you overfill your sanitary waste container, the waste will overflow and can cause a number of problems. It can contaminate the surrounding area, which can lead to health and safety risks for your employees and customers. It can also cause a smell, which can be unpleasant and may drive customers away. Finally, it can attract pests, which can spread disease.

3. Do use biodegradable bags to line your sanitary waste container and minimise messes.

Bags are a necessity for managing sanitary waste. They keep the waste inside the bin and prevent it from leaking out and contaminating the surrounding area. They also help to keep the bin clean and minimise messes.

4. Do contact your local authority for information on local sanitation regulations.

If you’re looking for information on local regulations for sanitary waste disposal, your best bet is to contact your local authority. They will be able to tell you what the regulations are in your area and how to comply with them.

There are a few reasons why you should comply with local sanitation regulations for sanitary waste disposal. First and foremost, it is the law. Sanitation regulations exist to protect public health and safety, so failing to comply can result in penalties.

Second, complying with sanitation regulations can help keep your business running smoothly. Overflowing bins and pest infestations can lead to closures, so it’s in your best interest to comply with the regulations.

5. Train employees on proper usage.

Your employees need to be aware of how they are required to act in order to comply with regulations in your area. It’s more than likely that it will be your employees that are managing sanitary waste and so anyone looking after this must be fully aware of your sanitary waste management procedure.

6. Don’t wait until your sanitary waste container is overflowing to call for a waste collection – this will only result in a longer wait time.

Depending on the type of business you have, the amount of sanitary waste you produce, and the regulations in your area, you will need to empty your sanitary waste container on a regular basis. This can be anywhere from once a week to once a month.

A professional sanitary waste disposal company can take care of all of your sanitary waste disposal needs, from providing bins to disposing of the waste properly. They can also provide you with information on local regulations and help you to comply with them.

At Envirotec Hygiene Services, we strive to offer as short wait times as possible for our sanitary waste management services.

We offer sanitary waste management across Yorkshire & the Midlands. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us here.


The bottom line is that managing sanitary waste doesn’t have to be difficult. By following the tips above, you can keep your business compliant with local regulations and running smoothly.