THE DOME LIDDED BIN AND ITS PROBLEMS
Unfortunately thousands and thousands of Wirral’s residents have one of these Wheelie Bins with the dome lid, including many of our customers too, if truth be told, these are our very least favorite of all the bin designs to clean.
The styling of this bin’s lid holds a design fault, the idea normally is that when you close your bin lid it seals the bin shut, keeping bad odours IN and everyday pests OUT. Unfortunately though, with this bin there is a huge gap either side of the handles underneath, this may keep the rain out but that is about it. (see picture below)
This gap makes it really easy for pests to get in, lay their eggs and then leave resulting in many many people suffering from things like maggots during the summer months.
Having dealt with these bins for many years now we have come up with some easy to do tips. Unfortunately there is no way to completely stop pests getting in but you can however make it less attractive for them and hope they move on.
1. BAG YOUR WASTE
Bagging and tying off your waste is always going to help reduce odours and pests, sealing in the waste allowing nothing in and nothing out.
Increasing your chances of avoiding nasty pests and smells.
(Please note. If you have any raw food left overs that need to be binned such as meat, we strongly urge you to double or even triple bag this waste desperately before adding to other waste)
2. KEEP YOUR BIN AS COOL AS POSSIBLE
One thing we have learnt from cleaning bins is how incredibly hot they get inside when left in the summer sun. Your bin heats up like an oven and that smell travels! Attracting all manner of nasty pests.
Find a shaded area in which to keep your green bin (household waste), we find your green bin is more prone to things like maggots more than others so keeping this bin cool is essential in avoiding them. A garage or shed is your best option but failing that search for an area of shade cast during the hottest time of the day and leave it there, under a tree or near a wall.
Places like Argos and Tesco do sell outdoor Wheelie Bin cupboards but they can be expensive at about £100.
(Such as below..)
3. CLEAN OUT YOUR BIN REGULARLY
This is obviously something we urge all bin owners to do with us being bin cleaners but bins do actually hold a lot of bacteria and germs, some are in fact very harmful. The previous tips are great for preventing pests and odors but when accidents do happen (..and they do!) such as a bag bursting, they leave decaying food and dangerous bacteria inside your bin.
We hope this helps and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.