Have you ever noticed a funky smell lingering around your workplace? It might be time to address your bins. Beyond being unpleasant, overflowing or dirty bins can pose a serious health and safety risk. Here at Central Waste Liverpool, we’re here to help you conquer your bin woes and keep your business sparkling clean. Bin jet washing, when done properly, is a game-changer. It blasts away grime, eliminates odours, and extends the life of your bins. Not only will your workplace smell fresher, but you’ll also be complying with local regulations and creating a healthier environment for everyone.  This guide will equip you with the essential do’s and don’ts to optimise your bin cleaning routine.

The Do’s of Bin Jet Washing

Do Schedule Regular Cleanings

To keep on top of hygiene, scheduling regular cleanings is essential. Depending on how much waste your business generates, cleaning might be needed monthly or even bi-monthly. Regular maintenance stops the build-up of acidic substances from organic waste, which can corrode bins and shorten their lifespan.

Do Use Appropriate Equipment and Detergents

The right tools for the job make all the difference. High-pressure washers can remove stubborn waste without damaging the bins, and choosing eco-friendly, biodegradable detergents helps dissolve residues effectively while being kind to the environment. These solutions ensure that the cleaning process is as good for the planet as it is for your workspace.

Do Pay Attention to Hard-to-Reach Areas

Waste often gets stuck in the nooks and crannies of bins—under the rim, along the edges, and in corners. It’s important to target these areas with your jet washer to prevent bacteria and pests from settling in. The high-pressure water can reach and clean these spots thoroughly, ensuring a comprehensive clean.

Do Dry Bins Properly After Washing

Post-wash, it’s vital to let your bins dry completely to prevent mould and mildew from forming. Wet bins stored in dark, enclosed areas can become breeding grounds for new kinds of messes. If possible, let them dry in open, sunny areas or well-ventilated spaces.

The Don’ts of Bin Jet Washing

Don’t Disregard Local Regulations

Always be aware of local regulations concerning water runoff and the use of chemicals. Many areas have specific requirements about how and where water and detergents can be discharged to protect local ecosystems and waterways.

Don’t Overdo the Pressure

High pressure is effective but using too much force can damage bins, particularly if they are older or made of less durable materials. Always adjust the washer’s pressure based on the condition and material of your bins to avoid causing cracks or breaks.

Don’t Waste Water

Consider setting up a system to recycle the water used in jet washing. This not only conserves water but also prevents harmful chemicals and residues from entering local sewers and ecosystems. Recycling water is a step towards more sustainable business practices.

Don’t Forget Safety Gear

Safety should never be compromised. Ensure that anyone involved in the jet washing process wears appropriate protective gear, including gloves, goggles, and waterproof clothing. This is essential to protect against high-speed debris and bacteria flung up during cleaning.

Don’t Ignore Bin Repairs

If you notice any damage to your bins during cleaning, such as cracks or dysfunctional lids, address these issues immediately. Damaged bins can be less effective at containing waste and odours and more likely to attract pests.

Choose Central Waste for Professional Bin Jet Washing

Opting for Central Waste Liverpool means choosing a team that’s committed to providing thorough, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions. We are well-versed in the unique challenges of waste management and employ state-of-the-art techniques and tools to ensure our services meet the highest standards of quality and compliance.

By adhering to these do’s and don’ts, you ensure effective and efficient waste management that safeguards your business’s integrity and community health. Contact Central Waste today to learn how our expert services can keep your bins, and your premises, in excellent condition.