Comprehensive Steps to Clean your Wheelie Bin Properly

by | May 2, 2024 | Cleaning Services, Detailed Cleaning

Well, galumphing garbage gobblers, if you don’t spruce up your wheelie bin – that’s your trash can on roller skates – on the regular, it can become the grubbiest house party for bacteria and pests. (Yep folks, it’s spring break for germs.) It’s a real nonstarter for sanitation, and let me tell you, if any of these party animals sneak out and contaminate your property, we’ll be playing “exterminator roulette”. This little gab fest out here is going to share the be-all and end-all of tips for tidying up that bin and keep it as sparkling clean as the Ritz Carlton for rubbish.

Now listen, if you thought that keeping your wheelie bin clean is all about making it look like a pageant queen, think again silly willy! It’s imperative for safety too. Let’s not have the Pied Piper dance going on attracting vermin who are true champs at spreading disease. Plus, we don’t want a ‘bin bonfire’ if you chuck in too many flammable odds and ends.

So, how about we jump on the sanitation train?

First stop, eject all the waste and dregs from your wheelie bin.

Hop to the next station and give the bin a good rinse to get rid of the grunge brigade.

Keeping it clean with a diluted bleach solution or a kin cleaner, disinfect the innards of the bin.

And for the last pit stop, shower it with clean water to bid goodbye to any cleanser residue.

Just be mindful about a couple of things while on your sanitation journey.

Nix using caustic cleaners or bleach that could elope with the good years of your bin.

Also, steer clear of high-pressure power washers. They can be too “in your face” for the bin.

Sun-bathing your bin could send it to early retirement, making it brittle.

And hot water in the bin is a solid no-no, as that could damage it too.

You might break into a cold sweat wondering why one should wash a wheelie bin. It’s a petri dish of germs and bacteria hungry for growth. And if you are slow off the blocks to clean it, you could have an unwanted houseguest – illness. So, a word to the wise, clean your wheelie bin like clockwork.

To pick up the baton and continue, here’s your guide to a clean bin.

Firstly, kick out all your trash carefully with gloves.

Now, hose down or power-wash your bin.

If there are any stubborn stains or grime, deal with it with a brush, sponge, hot water, and soap.

Rinse it off until it gives a “squeaky clean” performance.

And let the bin bask under the sun only until its thoroughly dry.

So, you see, you don’t need to be a CDC worker to disinfect and deodorize your bin. Just remember to empty it before getting down to the cleaning business. Once done, get some water action on it using a hose or a power washer on low setting. Now play the ‘disinfect’ song on it using household cleaners or a bleach solution. Finally, sprinkle the bin with odor-killers like baking soda or activated charcoal.

Remember, a clean bin is a happy bin. Be regular with your cleaning routine to avoid any muck build up and, voila, your wheelie bin can slay any bacteria and pests that knock on its door.

Related: Simple Tips for Cleaning your Wheelie Bin

Happy cleaning!

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