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How to Buy Wipes in Bulk & Keep Your Gym Clean

How to Buy Wipes in Bulk & Keep Your Gym Clean

Posted by Trash Cans Unlimited on 5th May 2020

If you manage a gym of any size, keeping your workout spaces clean and sanitary is more important than ever before. Even when the global pandemic we’re experiencing at the time of this post has your gym closed, it is important to have a plan for sanitation and cleanliness when you open again.

As much as 70% of gym equipment and surfaces can be contaminated with pathogens. Regular disinfection and sanitation of surfaces reduces the risk of exposure and transmission of pathogens. Sanitation is always a concern, and buying disinfectant wipes in bulk is a great place to start to help reduce concerns.


Before you start buying sanitary wipes in bulk, you’re going to need the right dispensers. The first thing to think about when you’re shopping for these is your gym layout, and where they’re going to sit.

Pro-tip: If you’ve got a large gym space, positioning cans and dispensers at strategic intervals at common intersections is a great idea. That way, the sanitary wipes are in the most-highly trafficked areas, increasing the likelihood of your customers using them.

Of course, we’re the wipe dispenser experts, so we have a lot of different options, which you can browse here. We’ll give you a quick overview of the different types of dispensers too.

Wall-mounted Dispensers

Wall-mounted dispensers like this Glaro Wall Mounted Disinfecting Wipe Dispenser are perfect for areas without much floor space. They come in a whole bunch of different color options and can be used in high and low traffic areas, and not just in gyms either. The antibacterial wipes taken from these can be used to disinfect and sanitize nonporous surfaces, as well as people’s hands. Dispensers like these are wall mountable and can be used as a standalone product as well.

Pro-tip: Remember to consider height when installing this dispenser. Make sure it is close enough to everyone’s eye level so it won’t go unnoticed, and within reach so people can easily access it.

Freestanding Dispensers

If you’ve got a bit more floor space, want something that is more mobile and can move around the gym with ease, or if you want something by a door and announces the fact that there are sanitizing wipes available, a freestanding wipe dispenser fits the bill. We have a model that comes in 29 different colors, and we also have safety instructions available for the installation of disinfectant wipes.

Freestanding Dispenser with Trash Can

The efficient two-in-one receptacle is helpful for saving space, as well as managing sanitation. The freestanding wipe dispenser with a built-in trash can is a convenient all-in-one stop for gym-goers to help keep your gym clean. Combining multiple necessities into one place means they are more likely to be noticed, and therefore more likely to be used. Surfaces get sanitized, and waste gets disposed of all in one place—Easy. One thing to keep in mind about this style of trash can is that while stainless steel is sanitary, you want to make sure to disinfect and wipe down the surfaces of this one regularly, as well as all your other wipe dispensers too.

Matching Wipe Dispenser, Trash, & Recycling Containers

Keep your gym sanitary and looking sleek and modern with the The Kaleidoscope Disinfecting Wipe Dispenser. Whether you’re looking for a whole new set of trash and recycling receptacles and wipe dispensers, or you’re looking to complete your Black Tie Series, the Kaleidoscope Disinfecting Wipe Dispenser is a stylish and modern addition to any gym. 

The Right Type of Sanitary Wipe

When you’re using a sanitary wipe, you might be wondering exactly what it is doing. The active ingredient in our sanitary wipes is benzalkonium chloride, which is a powerful surfactant. Basically, it decreases the surface tension between two substances. It’s what helps you wipe off the gross stuff, and then ingredients like alcohol destroy it.

For gyms, buying rolls of disinfectant wipes in bulk means you’re always prepared for all your sanitary needs and you get a great deal. The bulk rolls of disinfectant wipes we sell fit into all of the dispensers we sell with ease. You can see our options for wipes here.

A box of these wipes will last for a long time, and you can take advantage of the great pricing on our website to make sure that you’re keeping your gym and customers safe.

Towel Receptacle

While you’re thinking about sanitation, consider the other areas of the gym and how you can make the most of your sanitation efforts. If your gym has towel service, a designated bin for used towels that is readily accessible and doesn’t present a risk of cross-contamination is a must. When a gym customer uses a sweat towel or a shower towel, not having a convenient place to toss it means it’s more likely to be left somewhere unsafe and create some serious risks for other gym-goers. Our stainless steel towel cans are perfect for the job and can be ordered with a number of custom options.

Pro-tip: When placing receptacles and other objects around the gym for customers to use, consider placing a few of them within close proximity to each other. That way, they are more likely to be noticed and more likely to be used.

Trust the Trash Can Experts

At Trashcans Unlimited, our primary goal is to make sure that our customers are getting the best trash cans and trash can supplies to make sure that they can keep their facilities clean and sanitized. Our customer service is second-to-none, so if you have any questions about our sanitary wipes or dispensers, get in touch with us. If you need any type of can, we’ve got you covered, and you can browse our enormous product line now.