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Apr 6, 2016

MAINTENANCE OF WHEELIE BINS/DUMPSTERS and GARBAGE ENCLOSURES


It has become an OH&S issue along with Work Cover issues to ensure that your bins are kept clean to comply with the rules and regulations of local Councils and the Environment Protection Act 1970.
Council laws have changed and it is the responsibility of the resident that no bins or the bin area can emit any odours and the responsibility to clean bins or bin areas rests with the operators/owners of the commercial premises. IT IS NOT the responsibility of the service supplier.
It has become an OH&S issue along with Work Cover issues to ensure that your bins are kept clean to comply with the rules and regulations of local Councils and the Environment Protection Act 1970.
 
Council laws have changed and it is the responsibility of the resident that no bins or the bin area can emit any odours and the responsibility to clean bins or bin areas rests with the operators/owners of the commercial premises. IT IS NOT the responsibility of the service supplier.
 
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict rules and guidelines on how to clean waste containers. Any polluted waters from attempting to clean out your bins that will enter the storm water drains or left to soak onto lawn areas impose a PENALTY FROM $2,000 on the spot depending on the different council regulations. Some Council’s have penalties as high as $24,000+ so check with your local council as to their regulations before taking this risk. Better still give us a call and you won’t ever have to worry about it.
 
If your wheelie bin has an “offensive odour” then action needs to be taken immediately! – This smell means your bin is a breeding ground for many harmful bacteria. It is now that you need to call It’s Bin Cleaned to give your wheelie bin a makeover and bring it back to a safe state for you and your family or colleagues again!!
 
The potential pollution problems arising from cleaning bins are identified as such:
The cleaning of wheelie bins produces two broad types of wastes:
 
    Solids - typically including paper, garden refuse, food product wastes, animal and bird faeces, and general rubbish like plastic bags and the general build up of waste stuck to the bottom of your bin.
    Wastewater- including residual chemicals and materials removed from the bins surfaces. Most people use bleach(domestos) or chemicals such as chlorine which is highly toxic for our environment and does not break down.
 
 
Both solids and wastewater can enter stormwater systems if they are not disposed of in an appropriate way.

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