Top tips for a safer bin this lockdown period
Municipalities are warning residents to sanitise their bins during the lockdown period due to the significant health danger they pose to you and your family.
By law, as Kleen Bin, we are not allowed to continue our service, so while not enjoying the convenience of a washed and sanitised bin from Kleen Bin, here are our top three tips for maintaining a safe bin and a healthy family environment.
Cleaning bin lids and handles
Municipal workers are touching 1 000s of bins every day. To prevent the spread of disease and germs, do not touch your bin without gloves and wash your bin lid and handle with hot water and a disinfectant (Dettol, Savlon etc.) or any biodegradable cleaning product.
Slow nasty odours
Store your bin in a cool place, out of direct sunlight. This will slow down the decomposition of waste and prevent nasty odours from building quickly. If needs be, wash the inside and outside of the bin with hot water and a disinfectant (Dettol, Savlon etc.) or any biodegradable cleaning product.
Ensure your bin is sealed and food scraps are covered to prevent flies getting access to the inside of the bin, where they can lay their eggs. Should you have maggots, empty your waste into new bags and seal the bags properly. Wash your bin with hot water and a disinfectant (Dettol, Savlon etc.) or any biodegradable cleaning product.
During all interactions with your bin, remember not to touch your face and to thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
The oil-based anti-bacterial we use to spray your bin after each wash, and which destroys 99% of all known bacteria, can last up to two weeks, provided your refuse is bagged and the bin is out of the direct sun.