Cannon Hygiene


Cannon Hygiene was formed in 1955 in the UK. It is the founder of the free standing sanitary disposal unit service and has over 60 years experience in washroom services. Cannon Hygiene South Africa has also a breadth of experience. It celebreates its 21st year in South Africa in 2015.

Today Cannon Hygiene operates in over 40 countries worldwide. It is part of the OCS Limited Group of companies, which employs over 60,000 people worldwide.

Cannon Hygiene pioneered the current system of feminine hygiene waste disposal. We aim to offer customers a hygienic washroom service by removing and replacing units with every service which contain the unique, natural germicide, Activap®. Activap® kills 99.999% of germs. This means that for every 10th of a gram of waste, less than 100 bacteria survive, whereas 10,000 bacteria survive with other products claiming 99.99%

Our washroom service includes:

  • Feminine hygiene units and waste management
  • Soap and soap dispensers
  • Air Care
  • Sanitisers (Hand, WC and Urinal)
  • Infant Care
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Medical waste management
  • Water management systems

A medical waste management service is also available.  This combination of services means less cross-contamination and a worry free, hygienic solution to washroom servicing.

We continue to research and develop new products and services for the washroom.  Most recently our parent company, OCS acquired Envirocomp, the world’s first solution for the composting of nappy, feminine hygiene and incontinence waste.  We are now working in partnership with Envirocomp to deliver this unique, environmentally friendly solution to customers.