Council will permanently provide sanitary bins in male public toilets across the City, after becoming the first South Australian metropolitan council to trial the BINS4Blokes initiative last year.
According to the Continence Foundation of Australia – which leads the BINS4Blokes initiative – incontinence is an issue affecting more than 1.3 million boys and men.
However there are very few male toilets in public spaces which offer sanitary bins for the disposal of incontinence products.
Following a year-long trial, Council has moved to supply bins in all occupied buildings and public toilets on an ongoing basis.
Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said the decision underlined Council’s commitment to supporting men’s health and wellbeing.
“We are dedicated to taking care of all parts of our community and this initiative aims to alleviate any stress or worry these affected men may feel in regards to getting out and about in the community,” Mayor Aldridge said.
“It is clear that this straightforward step can have a big impact on the wellbeing of the men who are affected by incontinence.”
The BINS4Blokes initiative aims to promote widespread installation of sanitary bins Australia-wide, destigmatise the issue of incontinence and encourage affected men to engage with the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.