Why Should I Clean My Trash Can and Why Can’t I Just Clean It Myself?

Answer: 


1.  Your trash can when not properly cleaned and sanitized is a breeding ground for bacteria (Salmonella, E. Coli, Staphylococcus, Micrococcus) and mold. Trash cans also emit an awful smell that attracts rodents and insects and is offensive to the surrounding area.


2.  Just using a hose and broom to clean your trash and recycle bins is not sufficient to remove or kill the bacteria and diseases that breed in your trash can.


3.  Residential trash cans hold 96 gallons of water. That is over 800 pounds of water. That is 800 pounds of trash, dirt, foul smelling and bacteria filled water that YOU have to get rid of.


4.  You cannot legally pour the water from cleaning your trash can into the storm water drain near your house. This is a direct violation of N.C Gen. Stat. 413-215. 6A, 6B, and 6C. Violations of the water pollution law may be assessed civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation per day, misdemeanor criminal fines of to $15,000 per violation per day, or felony criminal fines of up to $250,000 per violation per day; they also are subject to injunctive relief (Basically the court decides what they want to do with you).

When Are My Trash Cans Serviced and How Do I Know It Has Been Cleaned?

Answer:

1.  Simply take your trash can to the curbside on your scheduled garbage collection day as usual. We will clean the trash cans there, with no interruptions to you.

2.  In addition to your bins smelling and looking clean, we will place an easily removable tag on the handle (no adhesives are used) to confirm that the container has been cleaned.

What If There Remains Some Residue In My Trash Can After Cleaning?

Answer: 


Public Trash and Sanitation operates under general permits from the EPA and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Our regulatory chemists insure that we meet strict guidelines regarding the cleaning of your trash can and the recovery of the dirty process water.

How Clean Are My Trash Cans After A Cleaning By Public Trash and Sanitation?

Answer:


According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code Section 4-703.11(C), your trash cans are clean enough to eat on, after a cleaning by Public Trash and Sanitation's approved cleaning methods. Not that you would eat off your trash cans, but it's nice to know that you could.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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