Organic waste (food waste) contains a lot of moisture and when sitting in a wheelie bin can make the bin and area unhygienic, fostering bacteria. It is of upmost importance that the bins are kept clean and hygienic as germs can colonize in the bin quickly. Not only to avoid the smells that are associated with an unhygienic wheelie bin , but to ensure that the standards of hygiene required for the commercial and domestic premise are maintained.
Wheelie bins are always going to be a little bit smelly – of course, almost all of your household waste ends up in them. What you may not realise is that if not kept in check, unhygienic wheelie bins can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Once bacteria grows, odours form in and around your wheelie bin inviting a wide range of pests and becoming a serious health hazard.
A recent study in England looked at the amount of bacteria that grows in and around the bin area. It was concluded that wheelie bins are the most dangerous items in the home when it comes to the breeding of harmful bacteria and viruses.
In short, to stop cross contamination from one bin to another as per EPA (Environment Protection Authority of Victoria) and VWMA (Victorian Waste Management Association) guidelines. Wastewater from wheelie bin cleaning is likely to contain many chemical contaminants and pathogens which must be managed accordingly. Based on this, to best prevent risks to human health and the environment, the VWMA and EPA recommends the use of fresh water for wheelie bin cleaning.
Our Odour Control Pods are the perfect solution to the age-old problem of odour issues in bins. Unlike other products that mask smells, our pods absorb odours and moisture, releasing a blend of oils which bind and eliminate odours, including the bacteria and fungi which cause them.
Our Vapour Odour Eliminator absorbs the moisture and the microbes (Odour) that move around in the air. The fan draws in the air and directs the air into the purifier to absorb the moisture that holds the odour, the microbes will be eliminated. In smaller areas, the reduction in moisture will also inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Firstly, most importantly to the health system, the oils are released from the pod into the air as a micro mist. They will stay suspended in the air for several hours. Any microbe (odour) that the oils contact will be eliminated by the oil mixture. Secondly, they absorb moisture and the microbes that move around in the air. Once absorbed into the pod, the microbes will be eliminated. In smaller areas, the reduction in moisture will also inhibit the growth of bacteria.