It’s time to do more than put up handwritten sign.


“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.

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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.

Not all sanitary napkin receptacles are the same.
The S.A.C. TD1000SS by Golden Group International – Sanitary napkin receptacle in Stainless Steel with TD1010 liner is a vast improvement over other receptacles on the market. Knowing what to buy for your restrooms and why, will make all of the difference! The TD1000 sanitary napkin receptacle works by holding the liner in place and it holds the liner open so items fall to the bottom. This allows for greater capacity and more sanitary conditions.

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.

S.A.C. stainless steel for feminine hygiene
Sanitary solutions from Golden Group International.

What about you? Do you have a restroom that could use a new solution like Joe’s?  Email your concerns to me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Talk soon,
Jackie Transue

It is very important to be prepared when you are dealing with incontinence.

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.

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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 for shipping right to your door or free pick-up at your local Walmart while you shop.

This is still a problem and it can’t be flushed away.


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.

Here is a recent article from Lake Tahoe:

‘Flushable’ wipes a problem for Tahoe sewers.

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.

S.A.C. stainless steel for feminine hygiene

wax liner & bin vs. S.A.C. Bin & liner



Golden Group International is growing and expanding.


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.