There’s nothing worse than walking down a street and getting a whiff of someone’s wheelie bin.
We all know, there’s no denying that rubbish smells especially when it’s been left out in the sun. Luckily, there is something you can do about it, so your bin doesn’t cause your street to reek.
What causes your bin to smell?
Many things can cause a wheelie bin to smell as it’s where we dispose of our general waste, but some of the most popular things that can cause it to smell are:
- Food waste. This is probably the most common cause for a reek, as the food scraps start decomposing in your bin, causing a strong odour. The stench can be even worse when you throw away meat or seafood scraps, which is why putting these items in double bags is better, as it will contain the smell better and prevent leaking. Another idea is to rinse out any jars or cans before disposing of them in the bin, as any leftover bits or liquids won’t rot inside.
- Biodegradable items. Things like grass and other garden clippings will break down in your wheelie bin and it can cause it to smell. To reduce the reek, it’s best to leave these things outside of the bin until the day before your bin is due to be collected. This will stop any items from mixing with liquids which may speed up the decomposing process.
- Dog waste. Our furry friends are lovable, but their poop is not. Dog waste has a very prominent stench, and if you dispose of it in your wheelie bin, there’s no doubt that your bin will start to stink too. Combining dog waste with your rubbish will definitely make the smell worse. Separating dog waste by putting it in a bag before you bin will help to lessen the smell.
- Bacteria and microorganisms. Decomposing food harbours microbes which start to multiply and feed on that decomposition. Microorganisms release chemicals whilst feeding on the nutrients from your rubbish, which can cause a smell. These chemicals include phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon. Since our noses are sensitive to these chemicals, even a slight smell will seem like a strong odour.
How to prevent the stench
The simplest fix to stopping your wheelie bin from smelling is to regularly clean it, but once it’s clean, how do you stop it from smelling again? The easiest solution is Bio oneTM as it doesn’t mask the smell, it combats the root of the problem through the power of enzymes, which eradicate the odour.
In addition to using Bio oneTM, there are a few additional hacks that you can use to prevent your bin from smelling. You could:
- Line your bin with newspaper. Lining it with newspaper or cat litter will soak up any liquids that may have leaked out of the bin bag.
- Sprinkle bicarbonate powder. If you don’t have any newspaper or cat litter, you could sprinkle some bicarbonate powder which will absorb any moisture and smells. You can also add lemon peels to your bin for extra freshness.
- Wrap up food waste. Organic waste, like food, breaks down much faster, which causes a smell to rise. Before throwing food away, especially meat scraps, it’s best to wrap this up before putting it in a bin. Alternatively, you could compost it instead of discarding it in your rubbish bin.
- Avoid placing your bin in sunlight. Try and leave your bin under some shade, as leaving it in direct sunlight can cause your bin to smell more. This is because the heat accelerates the decomposition rate. A wheelie bin storage unit will prevent this from happening.
- Keep your bin closed. Keep your wheelie bin lid close, as it will stop any smells from escaping. We all know that flies cause germs to spread, which can cause a smell. Closing the lid also stops flies from getting inside and spreading any germs.
If you’re finding your wheelie bin smell overwhelming, it’s best to give it a good wash and disinfect it with Bio oneTM to truly eliminate the bacteria and conquer the stink.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio oneTM today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for
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