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Table 4 Comparison of the piloted disposal systems in four pilot schools of Dhaka and Manikganj (April–June, 2017)

From: Piloting an acceptable and feasible menstrual hygiene products disposal system in urban and rural schools in Bangladesh

Indicator Swing top bin Pedal din Bucket with lid Chute disposal system
Capacity (In liter) Small (10 L) Small (10 L) Small (30 L) Large (765 L)
Cost (In USD) 4.5 USD 6 USD 4.05 USD 87 USD
Need of technical assistance while installing Easy to be placed, no technical assistance required Easy to be placed, no technical assistance required Easy to be placed, no technical assistance required Need some technical assistance to install (to build pit, make to inlet and placement of connecting pipe)
Requirement of space to install Need less place, can be placed anywhere Can be placed in a narrow space Can be placed anywhere Relatively larger space (9 square feet) required to build up the pit.
Handling Requires no or minimum touching to dispose Requires no touching to dispose Requires minimum touching to dispose Requires touching to open the lid
Visibility of pre-disposed waste Waste is visible while disposing Waste is visible while disposing Waste is visible while disposing Waste is not visible while disposing
Durability Low Low Low High
Maintenance Requires regular maintenance Requires regular maintenance Requires regular maintenance Does not require regular maintenance
Ultimate disposal Requires secondary disposal Regular secondary disposal is needed to maintain cleanliness Regular secondary disposal is needed to maintain cleanliness Disposed materials can be chemically decomposed or incinerated within the pit when it gets filled up