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Why would you clean something that you put garbage in?  

Cleaning your dirty garbage cans is essential for several reasons. Firstly, regular cleaning helps maintain proper hygiene and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and unpleasant odors. Accumulated food residues and organic waste in dirty garbage cans can attract pests such as rats, flies, and cockroaches, which pose health risks and can spread diseases. Additionally, neglected garbage cans can become breeding grounds for bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella, which can contaminate your hands and surfaces during disposal, leading to potential illnesses. Furthermore, cleaning your garbage cans regularly also helps to keep your surroundings clean and tidy, preventing the spread of litter and maintaining a pleasant living environment for yourself and your neighbors. By taking the time to clean your dirty garbage cans, you contribute to a healthier, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing community overall.

Remember to clean your garbage cans regularly to maintain proper hygiene and prevent the buildup of dirt and bacteria.  Bin Scrub offers monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly service plans.  

You can potentially get sick from dirty garbage cans. When garbage cans are not cleaned regularly, they can become breeding grounds for bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens. The accumulation of organic waste and food residues in dirty garbage cans provides an ideal environment for the growth of harmful microorganisms. These microorganisms can include bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, as well as mold and other fungi.

If you come into contact with these pathogens through touching or handling dirty garbage cans, you may risk transferring them to your hands, which can then spread to other surfaces or objects you touch. If you touch your face, mouth, or food without proper hand hygiene, you can potentially ingest these harmful microorganisms, leading to gastrointestinal infections, foodborne illnesses, or other health issues.

Furthermore, the odors emanating from dirty garbage cans can attract pests such as flies, cockroaches, and rodents, which can carry and spread disease-causing bacteria and parasites. These pests may contaminate the surrounding areas and surfaces, further increasing the risk of illness.

To minimize the chances of getting sick from dirty garbage cans, it is important to practice proper hand hygiene, including washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling garbage or garbage cans. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting your garbage cans will help reduce the presence of harmful microorganisms and maintain a hygienic environment.

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