Insects, rodents, and pests are always searching for new food sources, and a convenient place to stay warm and dry—but you don’t want that place to be your garbage disposal bin. Not only are pests alarming, but they can be aggressive when startled—and they increase the risk of spreading infectious disease near your home or business. Turn to the tips below as a proactive approach to minimizing your risk of pests in your rubbish.
Keep The Lid On
As simple as this might sound, keeping the lid or flap on your trash bin is often more challenging than meets the eye. Rodents are sneaky and fast, and can hop in during even a few minutes of your lid being left open. Rodents are also crafty, and raccoons and possums seem to be experts at removing lids. If you have a large bin, the flaps on the bin are often large and easy for rats and other small rodents to squeeze in. Invest in lids that latch, keep flaps in place with a chain and pad lock, and really squish your trash down to ensure that the lid lays flat. If your trash is in excess, invest in a secondary bin—or set aside non-perishable waste, and wait to place it on top until the evening before pickup.
Keep Your Bin As Clean As Possible
Keep your garbage disposal bin as clean as possible, which can of course be challenging. Spray out both the interior and exterior, even when they don’t look or smell particularly dirty—but especially when they do. When throwing out food waste that is particularly heavy or smelly, consider double bagging your trash bags. Also consider investing in heavy duty trash bags, that will help to control odor and prevent leakage.
Last but not least, thoughtful placement of all garbage disposal bins is key. When possible, place in clean and dry areas—and away from fences or areas that rats or rodents can easily climb to access. If your volume of waste will be higher than usual, it may be best to rent a mini bin from Core Mini Bins.
Why book with CORE?
When ordering a disposal or mini bin there are a few questions to ask yourself.
- How big of a bin do I need?
- Do I have enough room to conveniently maneuver around the bin on my property?
- Where would I like the driver to place the bin?
- What am I going to fill the bin with?
- How long am I going to need the bin for?
If you have answered those questions and are wondering if you missed anything check out our FAQ page for more info
When our clientele orders a bin this is what we think of:
- What area is the disposal or mini bin going into?
- Is there ample room for the truck required to deliver and pickup the disposal or mini bin?
- Where are we going to take the material that is not only cost effective, but environmentally friendly?