Your bin could risk your health

Why you should clean your bins regularly and how?

If food scraps are left to pile up in rubbish bins particularly in warm, damp weather, it will rot and lots of germs and baterias will begin to grow within hours of discarding leftover food. Bin cleaning will not only relieve the smell of your waste containers, it is also a prevention against diseases in and around your bin which can be hazardous to you and your family’s health.


Cleaning your bins

The fastest way to clean a plastic bin is to leave your cleaning solution inside it and let it loosen up the dirt. Dilute some of the multi-purpose cleaner you use on your worktops and let the lid soak in this too. You can then use a clean toilet brush or other long-handled nylon bristle brush scrub the can inside thoroughly and a rag mop to clean the bin sides. After scrubbing, you can let the cleaning solution to sit for 5 minutes.
Rinse the can thoroughly with your hose or in the bathtub. Dry with a paper towel or let it air dry thoroughly before putting in a fresh liner.

Pay more for quality bin bags that are the same size as your bin and you should barely need to wash the bin. Spilt garbage or liquids due to poor-quality bin bags mean more frequent cleaning.

Pedal-operated binBin with swinging topWhen buying a rubbish bin, it is a good idea to choose a pedal-operated bin for hygienic reasons because you don’t need to touch the lid to bin something, so there‚Äôs zero chance of transferring germs. But if you prefer bins with swinging or lift tops, regularly wipe down the lid area with a desinfectant solution.


Tip: Before replacing a bin bag, put some bicarbonate of soda in the bottom of the bin to absorb moisture and eliminate smells.

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