Bins for different locations have to be deigned with different parameters. Bins for kitchens, for instance, need to have tight fitting lids to prevent smells, while recycling bins need some sort of colour-coding to enable identification so the right waste goes into the right bin.
Bins for bathrooms, toilets and washrooms are no different. And whether you are in need of a bathroom bin for the home or bins for busy public washrooms, there are several aspects that need to be considered.
Type of Waste
As with most bins the type of waste that goes into a bin is the fundamental element that defines the design and type of bin required. Much of the waste that goes into bathroom bins, whether at home or in public, are items like tissues, empty toilet rolls and paper towels. For these types of items, the bathroom bin only needs to be very basic – just a receptacle large enough to hold such waste.
However, there are other items that are disposed of in bathrooms and toilet facilities, and these need more consideration.
There are many items used in a bathroom or toilet facility that require secure, hygienic storage. Any items disposed of with bodily fluids such as feminine towels or razors, especially in a public location need to be stored hygienically and securely. Sanitary bins have been designed for such a purpose.
Sanitary bins, are deigned to prevent access by hands or items from spilling out if the bin is knocked over. They are also designed to allow hygienic emptying without the need for people to handle the waste.
Most public washrooms will require both sanitary bins for the cubicles, and waste bins to collect the paper towels and other bathroom waste.
Bathroom areas are not the only place where bins of a sanitary nature are needed. Households with young children, nurseries, hospitals and even family hotels, often need nappy bins for parents who use traditional washable nappies. These more eco-friendly baby nappies are having a resurgence as more and more people realise the environmental impact of disposables.
Nappy bins provide a secure receptacle that allows the soiled nappies to be stored until they are washed with a tight fitting lid to prevent smells, and a large enough capacity are all important features of a good nappy bin.