Here are some tips to help you reduce smells, and wash and create more space in your landfill, recycling and food and garden waste bins.
If your bin is dirty or smelly, you can give it a quick wash with a hose. For a more thorough clean, you can use dish detergent and a broom. It is best to wash your bin on a warm, sunny day so it dries quicker.
For a quick wash:
For a thorough clean:
Odours and smells from food waste is common, particularly in warmer weather when the food may start to break down in your food and garden waste (green) bin.
See how to reduce smells in your caddy and green waste bin
Creating more space in your bins
Landfill (red) bin
Recycling (yellow) bin
Food and garden waste (green) bin