Sanitary Napkin Disposal

Sanitary Napkin Disposal

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Sanitary Napkin Disposals offers a variety of high quality sanitary napkin receptacles and sanitary napkin disposal bags at wholesale prices. Safe disposal of sanitary waste is a priority in all public restrooms and we have what you need for safe and environmentally responsible disposal of sanitary napkins. Our inventory of feminine waste receptacles are designed to keep your environment clean, tidy, and, most importantly, sanitary, for all of your employees and visitors. We carry sanitary napkin receptacles constructed from plastic and stainless steel in both wall mount and floor options. For added protection, our online superstore carries disposal bags to use in conjunction with the receptacles to provide an extra layer of protection and bacteria control.

What is a pad made of?

For the most part, many of today's feminine hygiene products are primarily comprised of rayon, vicose and cellulose wood fluff pulp. Some sanitary napkins and tampons are made from cotton.

Can you swim with a pad?

Yes, but it is not recommended. If you have ever seen a baby use a diaper that was not a swim diaper in a pool, then you would understand why. Since sanitary napkins are absorbent, it will likely absorb the pool water and hold it there making you feel (and look) like you are carrying around a block of cement in your bottoms. Also, because sanitary napkins are held in place on the underwear with adhesive, the adhesion would probably fail and move from its proper place. If possible, tampons are a better choice if going in the water. If you were to wear a pad or sanitary napkin, be sure to put on a pair shorts over your bathing suit bottom so that the pad’s bulkiness is covered and skip going in the water.

What did they do before pads?

Femme International does a nice job of conveying the “History of the Sanitary Pad” on their website. “Before the disposable pad was invented, most women used rags, cotton, or sheep’s wool in their underwear to stem the flow of menstrual blood. Knitted pads, rabbit fur, even grass were all used by women to handle their periods. The very first disposable pads were thought up by nurses, looking for new methods to stop excessive bleeding, particularly on the battlefield. The first pads were made from wood pulp bandages by nurses in France. It was very absorbent, and cheap enough to throw away afterwards. Commercial manufacturers borrowed this idea and the first disposable pads were available for purchase came as early as 1888 – called the Southball pad. In America, Johnson & Johnson developed their own version in 1896 called Lister’s Towel: Sanitary Towel’s for Ladies. The problem was, women did not feel comfortable asking for this product, so in the early 1920s, the name was changed to Nupak, a name that did not describe the product,” Femme International explained.

Can you flush sanitary napkins?

No, but that does not mean that people have not done it and it wreaks havoc on pipes. Never flush anything down a toilet other than human waste and toilet paper. The toilet is not a substitute for a trash can. Sanitary napkins, tampons and even “flushable” wipes are not supposed to be disposed of down a toilet drain. To do so will cause serious and expensive sewage problems. Always place your sanitary waste in a disposal bag and utilize the sanitary napkin receptacle in the restroom. If there are no sanitary napkin disposal bags, wrap your pad or tampon waste in toilet paper before disposing of it in the sanitary napkin receptacle or in a trash can if there is no receptacle in the bathroom. Never flush your sanitary waste in any toilet anywhere.

Do sanitary napkins expire?

No, sanitary napkins, tampons and liners do not have expiration dates. These non-perishable products are ideal to take advantage of purchasing in bulk at a discount pricing since they will last indefinitely. Furthermore, no woman ever wants to find out the hard way that she ran out of protection at the most inopportune time.

Is it better to wear a pad or tampon?

It basically come down to preference but take into account that pads are not associated with toxic shock syndrome. WebMD explains, “Toxic shock syndrome is a sudden, potentially fatal condition. It's caused by the release of poisonous substances from an overgrowth of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, which is found in many women's bodies. Toxic shock syndrome affects menstruating women, especially those who use super-absorbent tampons. The body responds with a sharp drop in blood pressure that deprives organs of oxygen and can lead to death. This disease made headlines in the late 1970s and early 1980s after the deaths of several young women who were using a brand of super-absorbent tampon that was later removed from the market. Toxic shock syndrome is still mostly a disease of menstruating women who use tampons. But it has also been linked to the use of menstrual sponges, diaphragms, and cervical caps. A woman who has recently given birth also has a higher chance of getting toxic shock. And it can happen to men and women who have been exposed to staph bacteria while recovering from surgery, a burn, an open wound, or the use of a prosthetic device.” When using tampons as directed, they are a safe option when menstruating.

How long is it safe to wear a tampon?

It is a good idea to change your tampon every 4-6 hours. Never leave a tampon in for longer than 8 hours because it will increase your chances of developing an irritation, infection or toxic shock syndrome.

Designed to fit perfectly into any space, our line of sanitary napkin dispensers come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors that will complement any environment. For smaller stalls, we offer wall mount options to conserve space, and for roomier areas where space is not an issue, you can choose from our many floor receptacles. With so many receptacles to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect fit for your location as well as your budget. To help keep your restroom as hygienic as possible, we also carry an assortment of waxed paper liners to be used in conjunction with our feminine napkin disposal bins including tampon disposal bags to provide for easy, sanitary clean-up. Dependable sanitary napkin disposal is a must have in any public restroom, so why not choose from our stock of durable feminine waste receptacles offered at the lowest prices around. Whether you are shopping for a school bathroom, office restroom or industrial environment lavatory, we have the janitorial cleaning supplies you need at discount prices that will fit your budget. All of these high quality disposal options are available online for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can shop at your convenience any time of the day or night. Have a question about our products? We have customer service associates available to help you with your purchase. Just call our toll free number or click to chat live online with one of our knowledgeable employees. Shop for your sanitary napkin disposal needs and experience savings that no other supplier can offer.