Here’s Why MET Should Be Disposing of Your Sanitary Waste
Of course, every healthcare facility and business should be providing bins for their female employees. The question is, who is disposing of your feminine hygiene waste? It’s best to utilize an external hygiene service to cope with this. Here’s why:
It’s More Pleasant and Safer for Your Cleaning Staff
If there aren’t special feminine hygiene units for female workers, the ladies will have to wrap their sanitary towels in toilet paper and discard them in the normal bathroom bins and flush tampons down the toilet. It’s extremely unpleasant, not to mention dangerous, for your normal cleaning staff to empty and clean bins containing sanitary waste. This waste may contain bloodborne pathogens like Hepatitis B and HIV. This puts your cleaning staff at risk of infection. Employ specially trained workers like those at Medical Environmental Technologies to handle this task and your cleaning staff and female employees will thank you.
You’ll Save on Plumbing and Maintenance Costs
While some tampon manufacturers advertise that their products are flushable, it’s better not to flush them. That’s because they expand in the presence of water and are responsible for many toilet blockages. Many women working in busy office environments have little choice but to flush if serviced feminine hygiene bins are not available.
It’s Better for the Environment
Sanitary waste thrown into regular bathroom bins gets taken, untreated, to uncertified landfill sites. This creates a significant risk in the form of groundwater runoff. Using Medical Environmental Technologies services means that you can rest assured that your feminine hygiene waste has been disposed of correctly in a risk-free way that has the least environmental impact. Call us for more information or a free quotation.