Menstrual hygiene management

Be proud

Be proud of your period. Menstruation is natural, nothing to be ashamed of. Be proud of it and safely dispose of menstrual hygiene products. The more you do this the more you empower other women to do it too.

Safe disposal

Place a dustbin in the latrine superstructure, same for the safe solid waste management, to safely dispose of menstrual hygiene products such as pads and tampons.

Empower other women

Spread the word and make sure other females become proud of their periods and are aware of  safe menstrual hygiene products disposal.

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Frequently asked questions

What do I do with the menstrual hygiene products after they have been disposed of in the dustbin? 

First, put the used pad in the bin located in or near the toilet. Second, moving pads to a bigger bin outside the toilet, on a daily basis, to keep the toilet clean and smell free. Third, one option is to burn them safely in an incinerator (Schools and Health Facilities). The other option is to handover the pads along with other solid waste to the formal waste collectors. 

Why should I throw my menstrual hygiene pads in the bin and not the pit/tank? 

Throwing menstrual hygiene products such as pads, cloths and tampons in the pit/tank contribute to blockages, increases the frequency of emptying need as the tank/pit fills up faster and will increase the emptying cost as an extra fee is charged for fishing out the solid waste before emptying can – all of which make emptying more costly for you - . Additionally, it increases the chances of spreading diseases that threaten the health of your family and community. Remember, MHM products are nothing to be ashamed of and you shouldn’t have to hide them. Menstruation is something natural that you should be proud of.