Efficient, Easy, Earth-Saving Energy Practices and Ideas

My name is Natalie, and in this blog, I am going to write about a lot of different energy practices. I plan to write about solar panels, indoor air filtration, wind farms and whatever else strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I want to focus on easy and efficient energy practices, and I hope to explain how those practices can benefit the earth. My interest in energy and the environment started when I was just a teen. I attended a camp where we studied the environment whilst also doing a lot of foraging, hiking and other things that allowed us to engage with nature. From that week onward, I've wanted to change the world and its relationship with energy. I hope this blog is just the start.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Washroom Waste Bins for Your Business


For most businesses, shared washrooms are high-traffic areas used by both employees and clients. Maintaining hygiene and sanitation standards in such restrooms is paramount in preventing disease outbreaks. It is also a requirement by the local body in charge of health; otherwise, your business can be closed down due to failure to meet sanitation requirements. One of the essential requirements of clean washrooms is the availability of waste bins. Here are some key factors you should have in mind when choosing washroom waste bins.

Waste bin size

To get the best value out of your waste bins, you need to consider the following factors that determine the best bin size.

  • The frequency of waste disposal. How often will your waste removal company be emptying the bins? If it's once a week, you want to make sure that the bins you choose are large enough to accommodate one week's waste without getting overfilled.
  • Price. Buying one large or medium-sized bin can be less expensive compared to buying three small ones. Compare the prices of small and larger bins and determine the most cost-effective option.
  • The size of washrooms. For small restrooms that accommodate three or four people at once, you can have one large or medium-sized bin. However, if your washrooms are big, you can opt for two or more small bins at different places for convenience purposes.

Waste bin features

You should choose bins with features that promote sanitation and hygiene in the washrooms. Bacteria usually thrive in restroom fixtures and equipment. If people have to touch the waste bin every time they are disposing of a paper towel, this can lead to the transfer of bacteria. As such, it is essential to choose non-touch waste bins with foot pedals for maximum hygiene. The pedal mechanism opens part of or the entire lid allowing someone to dispose of waste without touching the container. Also, you may want to choose bins with side handles or wheels for easy handling during waste removal.

Waste bin material

Waste bins used in business premises should be made of a strong material. Stainless steel is one of the best materials as it is sturdy and durable. Plastic, on the other hand, can easily break from poor handling. If you have to use plastic bins, go for hard plastic as it's stronger and more durable compared to the standard plastic material.

Washroom hygiene is paramount in an organization. By choosing the right waste bins for your washrooms, you can maintain cleanliness and prevent hygiene-related illnesses and outbreaks.


28 July 2016