Regardless of whether a restroom is cleaned properly, unsightly garbage such as hand towels on the floor, can make it appear unsanitary. Studies show that people often use a hand towel or toilet paper to open door handles when exiting restrooms. But if a waste receptacle isn’t nearby, they often drop the paper on the floor or attempt to toss it in the waste receptacle that is well out of reach, only to have it fall onto the floor.

Analyzing traffic and these types of use patterns will help determine whether alternate placement or additional receptacles are needed. Oftentimes, placing waste receptacles throughout the restroom in areas near towel dispensers, by the exit door, as well as directly outside the restroom, will help avoid unsightly garbage from being scattered not only in the restroom, but also in other areas of your facility.