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26 January 2011

Outside bin - problems & solutions

Most of the germs that can be found in decaying foodstuffs and other discarded organic matter can be found in the outside rubbish bin.

The outside bin - why it could be a problem

Cleaning the outside bin

Invest in a good, strong rubbish bin with a lid. In South Africa, these can be obtained from local municipalities. Municipalities empty these rubbish bins regularly – at least once a week. Always use refuse bags, which you tie up before removing them, to avoid food waste spilling into the bin. Even with a liner, bins get dirty. So, clean them out with hot water and strong household detergent at regular intervals.

 
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