Smelly Bins Perth

Flies use it as an incubator.

The raccoons keep it cleaner than you do.

The perpetual slime at the bottom is advancing up the sides.

Your kids want to use it for their next science project.

The fuzzy looking growth at the bottom really is mold.

No way would you go dumpster diving looking for any lost item including your keys, wallet or cell phone.

You hold your breath and look away every time you open the lid.

Your neighbors can smell them from their front door.

You’ve emptied an entire can of air freshener into it and it still stinks.

You use a designated “Hazmat” outfit for taking out the trash.

You can barely get a trash can to the curbside because you can’t hold your breath that long.

By the time you get it to the curb, the ants are crawling up your arms.

Just going near them requires a long hot shower.

Your neighbor calls us and requests we leave our marketing flyer on your door.

Inside Your Home – Use Your Free Kitchen Bin for Food Waste  Remember that all food waste should be placed in the green bin which is collected weekly. Use the free kitchen bin (pictured) that will be delivered to you in July or August to make this easier.  Sort and separate food waste, recyclables and general waste at the source. As well as using your free kitchen bin for food scraps, consider having two small bins – one for recyclables and one for general waste.   Keep the lids on all your bins tightly closed, especially the kitchen food waste bin. This prevents flies and pests getting into your waste and laying eggs.   Keep all food covered and put scraps in the kitchen food waste bin straight away. Leaving food waste exposed allows flies to lay eggs.   Use the compostable bags provided or wrap your food waste in newspaper.    Double-wrap meat, bones and unwanted pet food as this will help reduce the smell and stop flies.   Place left-over meat, prawn shells and similar food scraps in the freezer until collection day.   Drain or wash excess liquids from food scraps before putting them in your kitchen bin. Line your food waste bin with paper towel to soak up wet residues.  Keep your kitchen food waste bin out of direct sunlight, preferably in a cupboard to prevent flies.  Empty your kitchen food waste bin frequently, either every day or every second day.   Wipe up spills inside your kitchen bin and wash or disinfect regularly both inside and out.  You can continue to compost at home. Council’s food and garden waste green bin can take many things you can’t compost at home such as citrus, bread, bones, seafood, chicken and meat.   Wash hands and work surfaces after contact with waste.  Rinse all food packaging (recyclable and non-recyclable) before putting it in the yellow and red bins. Rinsing yoghurt pots, meat trays and other packaging will help reduce smells.  Keep clean and tidy. Good hygiene in the home is the best was to prevent the spread of disease.  Try not to buy, prepare or throw away more food than you need to. Plan your food menus and use your leftovers – there are many internet sites that can show you how.   Visit for tips on how to cut down your food wastage, save money and reduce your impact on the environment.

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