Author Topic: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans  (Read 1584 times)

Rufus.T.Firefly

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Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:14:40 AM »
$16.50/trash can (the big ones)

This was shared on my neighborhood's NextDoor page. I found this pretty humorous. So I have two large trash cans (regular trash and recycling) and if I really wanted to clean them, it would take me maybe 10 minutes? Wow, that task is worth about $200/hr!

People have glowing reviews about how good their trash cans smell. But wait, why are we cleaning trash cans again? Aren't we throwing trash in them? I'm so confused...

marielle

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 07:16:32 AM »
Like for outdoor trashcans? Wtf?

I can understand an indoor trashcan since I clean mine every so often so it doesn't smell.

Rufus.T.Firefly

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 07:47:55 AM »
Like for outdoor trashcans? Wtf?

I can understand an indoor trashcan since I clean mine every so often so it doesn't smell.

Yup! Outdoor trash cans that your city's garbage trucks empty.

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 07:48:46 AM »
Like for outdoor trashcans? Wtf?

I can understand an indoor trashcan since I clean mine every so often so it doesn't smell.

Sometimes they're kept in the garage. My parents was; we used to throw some baking soda in there every few weeks.

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 07:50:59 AM »
I clean my 92 gal outside trash can every few weeks in the summer because it starts to smell gross and we keep it fairly close to the back door (which is the door we use most often.) I'm pretty small, and I end up nearly climbing inside of it. Maybe I should start advertising? Then again, I'd happily pay most of my neighbors just to mow their damn lawns, so probably not a lot of potential here

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 11:08:59 AM »
I consign used clothing and toys in childrens' consignment sales. One of them offers a "concierge service" that will clean, iron, tag and sort all your clothing that you sell. Which, if you pay for this, it's going to eat away considerably into whatever money you earn from consigning. I can't imagine that anyone who consigns who take advantage of this, but maybe they do. I do it all myself, over a period of time, before the sale.

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 01:31:40 PM »
I keep mine outside all year round. one for regular garbage and one for recyclables with bricks on the top or raccoons will get in them.  I do like to hose them out and clean them particularly in the summer because bags do break occasionally and i will get maggots or they begin to really smell. No biggie and worth the extra space in garage.

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Re: Pay for someone to clean your trash cans
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 06:02:09 PM »
Hose and some organic biodegradable soap, 5 minutes all in