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Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 13:05

Post by adonis2 » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 1:05pm

Post by adonis2 by adonis2 Jan 2018 12 13:05

We have a nappy bin in our nursery and have a couple of questions,
is it our job to empty it or the nursery staff,
does the bin need to be emptied daily into the clinical waste bin outside or do you empty it less often,
do you have outside contractors do it.
What PPE is needed.
This is a mainstream school not special needs.

Any links to relevant H&S legislation would be useful.

Your experience and views on this will be very welcome.

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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 13:35

Post by Chester » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 1:35pm

Post by Chester by Chester Jan 2018 12 13:35

I don't touch it, It's emptied / changed by PHS

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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 13:53

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Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Jan 2018 12 13:53

Chester wrote:
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I don't touch it, It's emptied / changed by PHS
Yes same here bi weekly collection tuesday and Friday, it gets a bit whiffy if they miss a collection so I normally replace the bag and store the full bag outside in a wheelie bin for the next collection.
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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 14:05

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Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Jan 2018 12 14:05

Should only be emptied by the company that left it there. we use initial and is done monthly as it is very rarely used.
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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 14:56

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Post by HappyLad by HappyLad Jan 2018 12 14:56

We empty ours into a clinical waste bin stored in the bin cupboard which is emptied 2 times a month. Occasionally i empty the contents (1/2 nappies) into a black bag, tie it and bin it. I always wear gloves but they're only nappies. As a dad of 3 i've changed hundreds and we never had a clinical waste bin at home. No big deal in my opinion, and i'd rather get them outside than have them smelling in the toddler centre.
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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 15:09

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Post by Golfer72 by Golfer72 Jan 2018 12 15:09

yes i agree, the company that leave it there should be contracted to empty it. Our nursery has 2 collections a week with Cannon Hygiene.
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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 15:23

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Post by craigus by craigus Jan 2018 12 15:23

We used to have PHS come a do ours twice a week. But we had some staff complain about the smell. We now have a BIG clinical waste bin outside and I empty the 4 nappy bins everyday, and this seems to be working. The big clinical waste bin is emptied weekly and we are saving a bit of money doing it this way.
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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 12 16:14

Post by mh720c » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 4:14pm

Post by mh720c by mh720c Jan 2018 12 16:14

Same here we have nappy bins in our secure Autism / assisted learning base and Initial come in Bi-weekly and empty them.
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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 14 11:00

Post by adonis2 » Sun, 14th Jan 2018, 11:00am

Post by adonis2 by adonis2 Jan 2018 14 11:00

I feel it is another job we will end up with to save a tiny amount of money when we are pushed for time anyway,
HappyLad a lot of us have changed nappies at home but we shouldn't be fishing nappies out of the bin and black bagging them in school as it is classed as hazardous waste.

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Nappy Bins

Jan 2018 31 07:48

Post by gm47 » Wed, 31st Jan 2018, 7:48am

Post by gm47 by gm47 Jan 2018 31 07:48

adonis2 wrote:
Sun, 14th Jan 2018, 11:00am
we shouldn't be fishing nappies out of the bin and black bagging them in school as it is classed as hazardous waste.
I have this problem started in my school, are you sure of the above ? I found this on a Gov website.

""Municipal offensive waste, eg hygiene waste and sanitary protection like nappies and incontinence pads Non-hazardous 20-01-99"""

https://www.gov.uk/how-to-classify-diff ... ted-wastes

this is the first time in my 18 years that we have a pupil that can't control his body functions, I guess if the above gov statement is true I can just put them in the bin ??

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