East Gippsland Shire Council has installed seven disposal bins for incontinence products in six of our most used male toilet blocks across the shire.
Council has taken this action as part of the BINS4Blokes national men’s health campaign. BINS4Blokes aims to raise awareness of male incontinence, which affects 1.34 million boys and men across Australia.
Bins are now located in male and all-gendered toilets at:
"With proper disposal facilities in operation, our objective is to empower individuals dealing with incontinence to sustain their lifestyle and pursue their interests in East Gippsland," Mayor Cr Tom Crook said.
“Council is committed to building strong and resilient communities by collaborating with various stakeholders, such as BINS4Blokes, to ensure positive health and wellbeing outcomes for East Gippslanders,” Cr Crook added.
Users can locate the disposal bins via the National Public Toilet Map (www.toiletmap.gov.au), a web-based map and phone app showing the location of more than 21,000 public and private toilet facilities across Australia.
BINS4Blokes encourages boys and men experiencing incontinence or their carers, to engage with the National Continence Helpline by calling 1800 330 066.
For more information about BINS4Blokes visit their website.