How Much Bacteria is in Your Trash Can?

Where is that smell coming from? You may find yourself asking this question. When you check the fridge, it doesn’t seem to come from there. You immediately notice it’s coming from the trash can, so you take the trash out, hoping this solves the problem. Unfortunately, the smell is STILL there! That’s when you realize, it’s coming from the bottom of your trash can. This unpleasant stench is all thanks to bacteria that has built up over time. Mr. Clean Can knows all about this and is here to let you know just how much bacteria may be living in your trash can.

How Quickly Does Bacteria Grow?

If you aren’t regularly cleaning your trash can, bacteria is most definitely making a home in there. Not only can this cause your trash can to smell bad, but it’s also not good for you or your family’s health. You may be thinking, “Well, it takes a long time for a lot of bacteria to grow, so I’ll take care of it when it gets bad.” According to PNNL, “Bacteria are among the fastest reproducing organisms in the world, doubling every 4 to 20 minutes.”

We recently did a test to show the difference between a trash can that isn’t cleaned versus one that is cleaned on a monthly basis by us. In the video below, you can see just how quickly the bacteria grows from the unclean trash can, and how much grows just from one swab! If that doesn’t make you want to have your trash can cleaned, then we don’t know what will!

What Causes Bacteria Growth and How Do You Avoid It?

Take a moment and just think of every item you throw away just in one day. If you think of all the old food, liquids, and other items you throw out, there is an endless list of possibilities of what is causing so much bacteria to build up in your trash can. Not only is it gross, but this bacteria also causes diseases such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. Coli to be present. No one wants to spread bacteria, or fall ill from one of these diseases, so how do you avoid it?

It’s pretty simple! Just make sure your trash can is being properly cleaned out. We recommend signing up for a professional can cleaning service. Not only does it save you the time and frustration that comes with cleaning your trash can, but it’s safer for you and the environment!

Clean Cans to the Rescue!

Here at Clean Cans, we safely and effectively get rid of that pesky, odor-causing bacteria living in the bottom of your trash can. We use hot water, and a high pressure rotating cleaning head to clean out the dirt and grime stuck in your trash can. We then use our Trash Can Tonic to eliminate the bacteria that’s causing that horrible smell.

Not only do we get rid of the bacteria, debris, and dirt living in your trash can, but we take all of the wastewater and dispose of it properly. No one wants trash water running down the street, causing your neighborhood to stink! So, if you’re tired of having to hold your breath every time you open your trash can, call on us!

Subscribe to our monthly trash can cleaning service today!