Two bins should be provided in a Changing Places Toilet, one for general refuse and one for sanitary / offensive waste. Sanitary / offensive waste is non-infectious, non-clinical, non-hazardous waste that contains bodily fluids, secretions, or excretions. 

The bin provided for sanitary/offensive waste should be large enough for the following:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, aprons, and masks
  • Incontinence wear products such as incontinence pads, chair protection sheets, catheters, penile sheaths, stoma bags and urinary drainage bags

The bins should, where practicable, be recessed into the wall to avoid being an obstacle. 

Some users including wheelchair users may not be able to use pedal-bins. Hands-free bins are good for infection control as they prevent people from touching the top of the bin. Automated or infrared sensor bins are accessible and operate on low power usage. They require infrequent battery changes.