Try the following tips to help reduce smells and keep your wheelie bins clean.
- Keeping the bin lid closed
- Storing the bin out of direct sunlight in a well ventilated area
- Putting liquids or sloppy food waste in your compost, not in your wheelie bins
- Wrap and freeze smelly items like prawn shells until your general waste bin day
- Hose out and disinfect your bins after collection
Spoilt, green or rotten fallen fruit, such as mangos, during the summer season can become too heavy and cause odour problems in your general waste wheelie bin. Consider staggering the quantities of spoiled fruit week to week will keep the weight of your bin below the 85kg limit the General Waste Collection Trucks can lift.
You can also search local directories for local companies who provide bin cleaning services for a fee.
Wheelie bin considerations during severe weather events
During severe weather, such as heavy wind and rain it will help to keep bin lids closed keep bin lids closed while out for collection and return bins to a secure storage location as soon practical once collection occurs.
To help keep bins secure on your property during weather events, you could tie bins down, or if empty - fill them with a little water to weigh them down.
Importantly, during a disaster and the Local Disaster Coordination Centre is enacted, keep up to date with information, including bin collection services via Council’s Emergency Dashboard.