Choosing the Right Sanitary Bin for Your Commercial Bathroom

Restroom cubicles featuring black Pod Petite manual units installed in side wall

Choosing the right sanitary napkin unit for your restroom is an important consideration that is often overlooked.

You may think sanitary waste receptacles are all one and the same, but this is not the case! There are many aspects to consider when choosing the right feminine hygiene unit, such as size, placement, and how they will be serviced.

Having a high-quality, easy to use sanitary napkin solution creates a comfortable environment for women using your restroom. It is also important to have the correct sanitary bins in place for safety and hygiene reasons. In this blog post, we take you through the top considerations you need to make when it comes to sanitary disposal, and explore the features of the SaniPod™ range, so you can choose the right model for your space.

A white Pod Petite Auto unit on a white tiled wall

Size and Shape

A top consideration when choosing sanitary napkin bins is unit shape, and how this will fit into your overall washroom design. Many sanitary bins come in a rectangular box of wall recessed shape, however at SaniPod™ we have designed a range of innovative pod-shaped feminine hygiene units. These fit seamlessly into restroom stalls without taking up large amounts of space.

Size is another important consideration when selecting a sanitary disposal unit. When choosing a size, you need to think about how many people will be using the washrooms and how often the bins will be serviced. Bins that are serviced often may not need to be as large, as the sanitary waste will be regularly removed.

Our Pod™ Petite has a 1.8 gallon capacity and is ideal for washrooms with regular daily or weekly servicing.

A duo image showing Pod Petite Auto touch-free feature and Pod Petite Manual lifting ring feature to dispose sanitary waste

Manual or Automatic

Automatic sanitary disposal units are a popular choice and it’s easy to understand why! With a motion sensor that opens the disposal slot, there is no need to touch the unit during use, which can be a relief for women using a public restroom. In some cases, manually operated bins are preferred, so we have developed both manual and automatic disposal units in our SaniPod™ range.

We have put a lot of effort into the design of our manual bins to ensure users can have a pleasant experience, with minimal contact during use. To open our manual bins, there is a lifting ring on the top of the unit, so you can avoid having to lift the sanitary tray opening. We have omitted the sanitary tray altogether, and designed a unique disposal slot instead, eliminating the nasty issue of sanitary products and dirt building up in the tray.

An image showing Pod Petite Liner Service Process - tear off liner and dispose of waste

Safe servicing

Our Pod™ Petite model was designed with simple and safe servcing in mind. The specialised liners self-close when removed from the bin, providing complete safety for janitorial staff who empty the bin liners. This means no more open bags and no more exposure to sanitary waste and blood-borne contamination.

The quick 3-step service process redefines smart servicing with reduced labor and added protection from strong tear-resistant liners.

Plus your business will benefit from added sustainability measures with our degradable liners incorporating 20% recycled materials for a total solution you can trust.

A black Pod Petite sanitary disposal unit with a Pod Wrap Carbon Fibre decal.

Design and Aesthetics

A good sanitary napkin bin will fit effortlessly into your bathroom design, becoming a sleek feature rather than an eyesore. Our units have an attractive slimline design and come in crisp black and white colours, which can even be customised with a graphic wrap.

Having a beautiful-looking sanitary bin doesn’t just help make your space look nicer, it also encourages women to use the sanitary bins rather than disposing of waste by flushing it or using a paper towel bin instead.

Get the best sanitary bin for your business from SaniPod™

At SaniPod™ , we know the importance of good sanitary napkin disposal and what a difference an effective bin can make to the women using these services. We provide effective sanitary bins proven for large-scale commercial bathrooms and supply our units to some of the busiest washrooms around the world. The SaniPod™ range features sanitary disposal units to fit all spaces, whether you want a high-tech automatic bin or a classic manual option.

To learn more about using our sanitary bins in your commercial restroom, find a distributor in your region today.

Find out more about our SaniPod™ range of automatic sanitary bins and touch-free sanitary disposal solutions.

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