Keeping Garbage Bins Clean

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Keeping Garbage Bins Clean

While it might seem strange to worry about keeping your garbage bins clean, it is also very important. I discovered this when I hired a set of garbage bins and then didn't clean them for about 6 months. The result was that I opened the bin one day and saw that it had a very large rat inside it. I was really afraid. I called in a contractor and he recommended that I have the bins professionally cleaned and gave me some great advice about looking after my garbage bins. I decided to share it here to help others to care for their bins.



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If your hired skip bin contains extra-heavy rubbish, you will be charged more for the waste collection and disposal services. Therefore, you must manage the mass of the trash to avoid the additional fees. One of the common problems which contribute to the increase in the waste weight is water. Liquid will not take up a lot of space, but its weight will have a noticeable impact. If you have been having trouble keeping water out of bins, consider these practical guidelines for better waste management. 

Avoid Placing Liquid Waste in the Bin

You should avoid using your garbage bin for collecting your liquid waste. There are numerous liquid waste materials such as oil, petrol and chemicals which cannot be flushed or poured down the drain. Unfortunately, most homeowners just pour these items or place containers into the skip. This process doesn't just increase the water weight—it also violates the regulations provided by the waste management company. You should make alternative arrangements for these materials, such as dropping them off at an approved local hazardous waste point.

Allow Waterlogged Rubbish to Dry

A lot of water can end up in your skip bin while attached to your other rubbish. Therefore, if you would like to reduce the total weight of the waste, you should avoid placing your waterlogged garbage into the bins. For example, if your house has become flooded and you must discard fabric items such as carpets, you should wait for them to dry. Carpets ahve padding which can hold moisture several times its weight. When you lay carpet outside, the water will drain off, and you will reduce your skip bin expenses. Also, when clearing a garden, you should avoid collecting the leaves after rainfall.

Cover Your Garbage Bin

The skip bin can collect a lot of water during a storm, and the extra weight will have an impact on your waste management charges. Therefore, you should always cover your bin in case it rains. This practice will also keep pests away from your garbage. If your small rubbish container was not provided with a lid, you could place it in a sheltered area. Alternatively, you should acquire a tarp to provide coverage. You should note that water can still flow into your bin, even when you take these precautions. Therefore, you should hire a skip bin with a drain at the bottom to release the water. 

If you are uncertain about any aspect of garbage bin usage, consult your skip bin hire service for guidance.