HOSPECO Introduces No-Touch Combination Receptacle

Let’s face it; 50 percent of the people on the planet will never realize the most important element of the hands-free restroom has not been universally addressed. Tucked away in the stall of the women’s room sits the worst offender in closed-waste receptacles. We don’t hear a lot about it because women were supposed to deal with the mess it presents quietly and, frankly, men have been oblivious. The wait is over and the no-touch restroom is complete.

For 100 years, HOSPECO has been a leader in providing menstrual care and sanitary disposal solutions in women’s restrooms. Now, HOSPECO takes the hands-free restroom movement to the ultimate level with the Evogen No-Touch Combination Receptacle for the ultimate in easy, safe, and sanitary disposal of used menstrual care products. Sized to fit in virtually any restroom or stall, the waste receptacle automatically opens when patrons simply hold a hand over the lid. The lid automatically closes after the product is deposited. And personal disposal bags are available from the built-in dispenser, making the entire experience more hygienic, and pleasant for patrons and maintenance staff alike.

With more establishments transitioning to a totally hands-free restroom, the Evogen No-Touch Combination Receptacle is the long-awaited major advancement in the sanitary disposal of used products, both for patrons to use and for janitorial staff to empty and maintain. No one ever needs to touch the lid of the receptacle or the liner bag or its contents again.

“This product will change the category,” says Bill Hemann, HOSPECO vice president of sales and marketing, “helping to shift the thinking from simply universal access of menstrual care products to a more full-circle approach inclusive of safe and sanitary disposal. We’re very excited to be at the forefront of this advancement.”

Patrons no longer have to wrap used menstrual care products in toilet paper; each Evogen No-Touch Combination Receptacle also includes a built-in dispenser for single-use Scensibles Personal Disposal Bags, which not only conceal contents, but help eliminate unpleasant odors while keeping offensive waste out of view. The hygienic Evogen system also means fewer women are tempted to flush used products rather than touch a manual disposal receptacle.

Combatting the hazards of conventional disposal methods also is important for janitorial staff. Although OSHA does not consider janitorial staff to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, we all know better. Janitorial teams are asked to clean and disinfect these receptacles; however, because of poor fitting wax liners, the janitorial staff is potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens, bloodied menstrual care products, and other bacteria. The Evogen® No-Touch Combination Receptacle engineers away the hazard.

Now, when maintenance staff needs to change the liner bag, they simply hold a hand over the lid and, after the lid raises, hold a hand over it a second time. This engages an extra-long 60-second lift cycle, giving staff plenty of time to remove the old liner bag and replace it with a fresh one.

Receptacles can be refilled with lightly scented, fitted SecureFit360 Poly Liner Bags for ultimate protection against contamination and odor. Liners prevent waste from contaminating the receptacle and keep it cleaner to reduce odor and cleaning time. They are custom-designed with a unique strap that wraps around the bottom of the receptacle to secure them in place. For removal, the strap becomes a handle for safe removal of the contained and concealed contents.

The Evogen No-Touch Combination Receptacle slides onto a separate mounting bracket, independent of the main unit. This helps assure easy on-and-off for battery replacement and periodic maintenance, disinfecting, and cleaning.

As HOSPECO celebrates 100 years in 2019, the company continues to innovate, offering full line of cleaning and protection products to serve the janitorial, industrial supply, foodservice, healthcare, and hospitality markets—including the no-touch restroom.

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