How to Clean your Wheelie Bin

Last Updated on August 9, 2021

How to Clean your Wheelie bin

There are a few tips for cleaning a wheelie bin. These include using biodegradable and environmentally friendly products, leaving the bin to dry in the sun, and spraying it with disinfectant like Dettol Glen 20. Using a pressure washer is possible the most effective way on how to clean your wheelie bin and heres how.

It is best to always dispose of rubbish in a bin liner and never directly into the bin, this will save you a bigger job in the long run. Especially when it comes to the black bin (or general waste), to avoid spillages, odours, and pests. If there is spillage or a split in the bin liner, clean up as soon as possible before flies and other pests come around.

Starting Out

A wheelie bin when the right way up is an water tight container by design, but with a few cracks or spills the bin can be quite difficult to clean. There are a few ways to clean out your wheelie bin. The first way is to use biodegradable and environmentally friendly products which are less likely to damage the environment or be harmful to animals and plants. A second option is using plain water and soap with the detergent being careful not to use chemicals that could be harmful. A third option for cleaning… is use a pressure washer!

Steps to Cleaning Your Wheelie Bin

Choosing where to clean:

There are many things to consider when picking a location to clean a wheelie bin. You should be aware of the cleaning product, the size of the area you’re cleaning, and if there is an easily accessible drain nearby.

The most important thing to keep in mind is being environmentally friendly and using biodegradable products so that you can protect your health, as well as your environment.

Empty the bin:

Make sure you remove any and all loose bits of food or rubbish from the bin before you start, you dont want a banana peel flying toward you are 1500 PSI!

Fill your pressure washer:

If your pressure washer has a detergent tank, fill it uop with your chosen detergent.

Blast away:

Give the wheelie bin a good clean, focusing on the creases and corners as this is where there will be the most build it.

Its advisable to wear protective clothing and glasses for this part, we have written an article on how to safely use a pressure washer if youd like to read more before starting.

Drying it out:

Once you are done, leave your bin face down, in the sun, somewhere dry and breezy, check on until dry and youre ready to use until next time!

Keeping the Smell Away

There are a few things that you can do to reduce the smell of a wheelie bin. The first is to tie rubbish bags, which will prevent flies from getting in.

Next, if there is any liquid spill in the bin or there is a small crack between the lid and container, it is important to make sure that it does not get damp as this will cause bacteria and germs to grow.

You can also leave your wheelie bin outside in the sun to dry or use a disinfectant whilst you are cleaning it. You can also use a bin freshening spray or tablet to keep in your bin inbetween washes which makes it a hell of a lot more plesant to clean.

There are many different ways to keep your bin smelling fresh. Some of these include cleaning your bin with a pressure washer and detergent, washing it every two weeks, soaking up odours with baking soda or vinegar, and wiping down the lid with bicarbonate of soda or vinegar.

There are many ways to neutralize odours in a bin. The most common solutions involve spraying the inside of the bin with water or an antibacterial cleaner such as bleach.

Other solutions include cleaning the exterior of the bin with a pressure washer and rinse, or baking soda sprayed on the inside.

Rubber gloves are often recommended to clean bins that have been neglected for long periods of time, and bins should be dried out completely after cleaning to prevent rusting or watermarking.

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