The rubbish bin can be a convenient way to get rid of all your waste, but it’s also good to clean your rubbish bin regularly. By doing so, you’ll make sure that the inside of the bin is clean and free from any harmful bacteria that could cause an infestation in your home. We’ve put together some tips on how to clean out your rubbish bins so that you can follow best practices for keeping them hygienic:
Empty the rubbish bin completely
The main reason why it’s important to empty the bin completely is that leaving rubbish inside will attract pests (bugs) and rodents. These pests can make a mess of your kitchen, which is not only unsightly but also unhealthy for you and your family.
Aside from this, leaving rubbish inside the wheelie bin makes it heavier when it’s time to dispose of it. This makes disposing of waste more difficult for sanitation workers who may have to lift the heavy garbage bins. If you have a lot of recyclables, these can be reused or sold at markets so don’t throw them away!
Wash the bin out with hot water and antibacterial soap
If you have a garbage can, you should also have a brush for cleaning it out. If you don’t have one, here are some options:
- Buy a new bin and throw out your old one.
- Use the same bin but invest in a new brush.
In any case, make sure that the water is hot when washing the can. This will help kill any bacteria that may be living on its surface. Don’t forget to scrub with antibacterial soap as well! Make sure that every bit of grime has been removed before letting it dry out completely (which shouldn’t take too long).
Once clean, rinse inside of the bin with hot water again
Once your bin is clean and dry, you can rinse it out with hot water. Make sure that the bin is completely empty before doing this, however; otherwise, the water will just leak out of the bottom of your bag.
- When rinsing with hot water, don’t worry about getting it too wet or too dirty—this will help break down any food particles left behind in order to make them easier to remove later on!
Spray the interior of your bin with a disinfectant spray
Once your bin is clean and dry, you can rinse it out with hot water. Make sure that the bin is completely empty before doing this, however; otherwise, the water will just leak out of the bottom of your bag. When rinsing with hot water, don’t worry about getting it too wet or too dirty—this will help break down any food particles left behind in order to make them easier to remove later on! Spray the interior of your bin with a disinfectant spray.
- Spray the interior of your bin with a disinfectant spray. Make sure the spray is safe for food waste, and avoid using bleach or other harsh chemicals.
- Wash your hands after spraying.
Locate a recycling center near you:
If you’re looking for a recycling center near you, check out your local government’s website or call them directly. The best way to find out what can and can’t be recycled is to check their website or call them directly.
If your bin has wheels, check they are working properly and rotating freely.
If your bin has wheels, check they are working properly and rotating freely. If the wheels aren’t working properly or aren’t rotating freely, replace them. You can also clean them to make them work better.
While it’s important to clean your rubbish bins regularly, you also need to make sure that you’re not using them as a storage unit.
You should empty them regularly and ensure that there isn’t any food waste left inside. If you want to store some items for longer than 24 hours, then make sure that they are in sealed containers or bags.
If rats can smell food in your bin and find it easy to get into the bin, they’ll be more likely to stay there if they have found their way inside before. This means that by keeping all of their meals outside, you’ll be preventing pests from building up an appetite for yours!