Hygenie | Washroom Services Legislation

Legislation the legal stuff

At Hygenie we ensure you comply with all the necessary legislation relating to washrooms and clinical waste.

Sanitary Waste Legislation

Sanitary waste disposal in the UK is governed by legislation. This ensures sanitary waste is disposed of in a safe and hygienic manner.

  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 recommends that businesses should ensure that all female toilets are provided with a suitable method of sanitary waste

  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Section 34 – Duty of Care) and the Duty of Care Regulations 1991 cover the disposal of waste. To ensure your business’ compliance to this Duty of Care we supply the relevant waste transfer documentation which gives you as the producer peace of mind that your waste is being collected by a licensed waste carrier and disposed of in the correct manner.

  • The Water Industries Act 1991 stipulates that no sanitary waste should be flushed away that can cause harm to the sewer or drain.

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Hand Washing

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that washing facilities must have “soap or other suitable means of cleaning”.


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Hand drying and Toilet paper

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that washing facilities must “include towels or other suitable means of drying”.


The same act also states that toilet paper in a holder or dispenser should be provided.


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Clinical Waste Regulations

To comply with clinical waste legislation Hygenie ensure that your clinical waste is handled, transported and disposed safely whilst ensuring compliance with regulations.


The regulations that you must comply with are:

  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (including the Duty of Care Regulations)

  • The Controlled Waste Regulations 2012

  • The Hazardous Waste Directive 2011

  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations

The Environment Agency has imposed a legal requirement for waste producers to perform ‘pre-acceptance audits’ before their waste can be accepted and disposed of. This process audits all waste streams to ensure the correct classification of waste types is achieved.


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