Why Have Your Bin Cleaned?
Have you ever considered having your garbage, yard waste, and recycle wheelie bins cleaned? Perhaps you think that just bagging the garbage before you toss it into the bin is enough. In reality, the bags tear and break, and often there is leakage that collects at the bottom of the bin. And the bags aren't exactly airtight.
Also, think about what you actually deposit into the bins over the course of a week:
- Food remnants, including meat - raw and cooked.
- Pet waste.
- Soiled diapers.
- Used tissues and other products.
- Contents of your vacuum.
- And consider the yard waste bin filled with wet grass etc.
- The recycle bin filled with leaking remnants of soda, juice, and dairy product containers.
It's an endless list that may make your stomach turn.
A dirty wheelie bin can attract flies and yellow jackets, rodents, cause offensive odours, and is a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria which can result in the Flu, Stomach Bugs, and even Hepatitis A. You are really putting your family's health at risk by neglecting the importance of a clean wheelie bin.
Did you know in the City of Penticton Bylaw, the homeowner is responsible to have their residential bins kept clean?
Bylaw No. 2016-294.0 Solid waste and recycle disposal requirements - General
4.12 - All Bins are to be kept in good condition. Exteriors are to be clean and painted with the company name and telephone number clearly displayed. Bins are to be cleaned periodically inside and out to prevent odour buildup. Multi-family Recycling Carts or Bins are to be kept in a like manner and clearly labeled to indicate recycling.7.0 Residential Collection - Cart Requirements7.12 - Every Owner of a residential dwelling premises within the collection area of this bylaw shall maintain in sanitary condition and in good repair the Garbage, Recyclables and Yard Waste Carts as supplied by the city.