Keeping your bin clean
It's not unusual for your bin to smell unpleasant.
It has been designed to keep out insects, as long as you shut the lid properly. If it is left open, insects will get inside. Flies are all around, and can spread disease.
Reduce and prevent insects and smells in your bin by:
- keeping the bin lid closed all the time
- keeping the bin as clean as possible
- keeping the bin out of direct sunlight
If you get maggots in your bin, pour a bleach solution over the contents of the bin. To prevent maggots in the future, clean and disinfect the bin after it has been emptied, and follow the guidance above.