Michael Ellars



Chapter 11B, Division 6 (Plumbing Elements and Facilities)

2018 CBC Revisions:
Intervening Code Cycle

Chapter 11B, Division 6 (Plumbing Elements and Facilities) 

Disposal Units

11B-604.7 Dispensers and disposal units. Toilet paper dispensers and sanitary napkin disposal units shall comply with Section 11B-604.7. Combination accessory units are not permitted to encroach into the space required by Section 11B-609.3.
11B-604.7.1 Dispensers.
Toilet paper dispensers shall comply with Section 11B-309.4 and shall be 7 inches (178 mm) minimum and 9 inches (229 mm) maximum in front of the water closet measured to the centerline of the dispenser. The outlet of the dispenser shall be below the grab bar, 19 inches (483 mm) minimum above the finish floor and shall not be located behind grab bars. Dispensers shall not be of a type that controls delivery or that does not allow continuous paper flow.

Figure 11B-604.7.1 Dispenser Outlet Location

11B-604.7.2 Disposal units. Sanitary napkin disposal units, if provided, shall comply with Section 11B-309.4 and shall be wall mounted and located on the sidewall between the rear wall of the toilet and the toilet paper dispenser, adjacent to the toilet paper dispenser. The disposal unit shall be located below the grab bar with the opening of the disposal unit 19 inches minimum (483 mm) above the finish floor.

Figure 11B-604.7.2 Disposal Unit Location

Establishes technical requirements for sanitary napkin disposal units. Also clarifies that combination dispenser or disposal units cannot encroach into the 1.5-inch clear space required between grab bars and walls. This does not prohibit such combination units, but it does require them to be truly flush (no projecting trim of any kind).