It’s official! Golden Group International, Ltd is now a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). Contact us for information on our certification. info311@GoldenGroupInternational.com, Tel: 866-296-6901.
“WBENC certification is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. Accepted by hundreds of corporations within the country and a number of federal, state, and local government agencies, WBENC certification is an important marketing tool for expanding a company’s visibility among decision makers in corporate supply chain diversity and procurement organizations.” Quote from WBENC
I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this group; to learn, network and grow our company.
Jackie Transue President, Golden Group International, Ltd.
“Do Not Flush” signs are common in restrooms but then what?
During the course of a normal work week here at Golden Group International, I hear many stories from frustrated and irritated property owners, janitors and custodians who are dealing with everything from: sloppy restrooms, out of order restrooms, customer complaints, foul odor, backups, visibly offensive waste, unsanitary conditions and flooding that has damaged entire floors.
The common thread is that people are tired of going in circles wasting time and money! No one knows what to do about the issue of filthy, clogged & damaged restrooms that don’t work. You can tell people all you like not to flush tampons, paper towels, wipes, pads or other personal hygiene items but the bottom line is that you will not see results until you provide a reasonable solution to flushing these items.
I’ll tell you a story about Joe. He is a custodian at a local college. He called me up to ask what he can do to correct the problems in the restrooms at his school. He said; “It’s so frustrating!….We are now communicating through signs….I am placing signs up to try and get help from people who use the restroom but they are responding in writing (often not so nicely) on walls and leaving a filthy mess behind. I am angry and frustrated. We are spending so much money on plumbing clogs, flooding and pump damage, in addition to the time we spend cleaning up and disinfecting potentially infectious trash on the floors. We barely have enough time to keep up. All of this effort and we still have bad results.”
What’s wrong here? (You can’t even use this disposal receptacle if you wanted to). And seeing a mess like this is frustrating for the user too. They feel that if the custodians don’t offer to help the situation why should they. So the whole situation snowballs into a disaster.
I’ll give you a hint….I told him simply, the answer is not a sign. I know we would all like for people to do what we say but if the request is unreasonable so will be the response.
So I helped Joe put together a disposal solution that will work. He first tried it in three of his busiest restrooms. The worst ones….the ones that they could not keep up with. I followed up with him several weeks later to hear great news. He was so relieved that it worked but in addition to that it worked so well that he received compliments. What a difference!
What a welcomed change for Joe. He went from being behind, frustrated and financially strained to being ahead and thanked. Imagine that!
In addition, over the next few months they added the solution to all of their restrooms. Now he has time for other aspects of his work and no longer has to waste his budget on unnecessary repairs and damage on a regular basis.
What about you? Do you have a restroom that could use a new solution like Joe’s? Email your concerns to me at info311@GoldenGroupInternational.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
Incontinence is not an easy thing to deal with and it can be challenging, however, it does not have to stop you from doing things you love or simply doing the things that you need to do on a daily basis. Being prepared is half the battle.
When you are away from home, whether shopping, dining, working or visiting with friends and family, it is very important to be prepared with a change of pads, underwear or briefs and it is equally important to have a discreet and sanitary disposal bag with you along with some extra bags in case you need to change and store soiled clothing. Visit Golden Group International for disposal solutions that work. Remember to never flush wipes (even if they claim to be flushable) or any other personal hygiene items because a back up or clog will be very costly and very embarrassing.
The S.A.C. DB8010 personal hygiene disposal bags pictured here are a large 16″ x 16″ bag that is strong enough to easily contain soiled briefs, wipes, diapers or clothes. The bags also help to reduce odor because the they close tightly with a draw string. They are made of high density plastic that is easy to handle and stiff enough to stay open without collapsing, giving you the opportunity to discard your items easily and neatly.
These every day essential disposal bags are conveniently available from our website or on Walmart.com for shipping right to your door or free pick-up at your local Walmart while you shop.
Wipes and other personal hygiene items are useful, sanitary and in many cases healthy, but don’t flush them. They can cause very expensive backups in your home and damage your local waste water treatment facility and pipes along the way.
There are so many products that people use for personal care and the list just keeps on growing; from wipes, to hemorrhoid pads, cotton swabs, tampons, pads, liners, guards and condoms …just to name a few. All of these items should be discarded safely in the trash. Your toilet and sewer is not a garbage disposal. Nothing should be flushed except human waste and toilet paper.
Please think before you flush and if you manage a building think about providing safe, clean, sanitary and convenient disposal solutions along with signage in the restroom to help educate people on what NOT TO FLUSH. Visit: Golden Group International for solutions that work.
Golden Group International is a woman owned business located in Patterson, New York. We established this company in 2008 with the sole purpose of creating quality steel restroom accessories and environmentally friendly waste disposal products for individuals and businesses. We create products for feminine hygiene disposal, incontinence and baby diaper disposal.
When we started our company, we noticed a few very large gaps with regards to the area of personal hygiene product disposal. Seeing that no one was addressing these issues, we set out to fix the problems. We found that by helping people to solve these basic but important restroom issues at their source, we have helped not only the user, but the homes, businesses, schools, churches, communities and environments that we live in. We have help to create safer, more sanitary restroom conditions for men, women and workers while at the same time we have helped to reduce maintenance expense and protect the environment.
Thank you for helping us to solve these problems with you, grow our company and protect our environment.
The photo on the top left is a sanitary napkin receptacle with a paper liner installed in a brand new restaurant restroom. The one on the right is a similar unit with a paper liner after use.
#Restroom #maintenance #wax paper liner for #sanitary #napkin #receptacles vs. the S.A.C. TD1000 #solution that works.
The S.A.C. TD1000 is a simple solution. We took a look at restrooms all over the country and listened to property managers, janitors and housekeeping personnel and came up with a solution that solves a common problem.
The S.A.C. TD1000 sanitary napkin receptacle has an inner rim that holds our fitted liner, the S.A.C. TD1010, securely in place for a neat look that captures all of the waste. The bag liner is held wide open and pressed securely to the inner sides of the bin so that all waste falls into the bag every time. The waste falls all the way to the bottom of the bag because it is not restricted at the top. This allows for more items to be discarded neatly instead of overflowing right away.
Using the S.A.C. TD1000 saves cleanup time and is more sanitary. The unit will hold more waste and will work between cleanings so that you don’t walk into the mess shown below. Who would want to use the disgusting bin that is loaded with others used items in plain view and risk coming into contact with them? Instead people will flush the items, throw them on the floor or just pile them on top of the bin leading to a cleaning or plumbing nightmare.
Visit Golden Group International to shop for the S.A.C. products to save time and money while keeping your restrooms beautiful and sanitary.
If you are going to make some of your restrooms Gender-Neutral there are some things to consider. Your restrooms will need to be well equipped and stocked to provide for all of the needs of both male and female patrons.
Here are some examples of just a few things that will be needed: Seat liners for all patrons to sit as needed, taller stalls that provide more privacy & without gaps so that you can’t catch a glimpse of someone by accident. Sanitary napkin disposal receptacles in each stall and men’s urinals with privacy stalls.
But aside from the task and expense of retrofitting the restrooms themselves, it may actually help balance out the long restroom lines commonly found in front of the ladies room while the men’s room typically has no line whatsoever.
But beware, with this change comes the acceptance of the new and unexpected. Women, prepare yourselves for the reality of some harsh sounds and smells and men…you better be prepared for the crude reality of woman’s feminine hygiene needs and what you may notice left behind in the receptacles.
Changing the restroom to Gender-Neutral will be a lesson in patience and acceptance on both sides. Women have distinctive sanitation needs that men don’t so be prepared to wait just a little longer.
This change will not be easy for anyone in the beginning, especially the shy and those who just cant get used to the idea. But if we want change it is possible with the right tools and if everyone does their part to be respectful, courteous and discreet.