Uses of Refuse bins

In many large urban towns, household refuse and street sweeping are collected and removed by sanitation authorities. Households are expected to have dust bins or refuse bins. Household refuse is dumped into the bins which are emptied into covered refuse disposal lorries or carts.

Points to consider in choosing refuse bins
1. The size of the family
2. The type of refuse produced by the family.
3. The quality is the bin.
4. The money available.

Cleaning of refuse bins
Each time the bin is emptied:
i. Rinse it out with plenty of water. Add disinfectant.
ii. Let it dry in the sun.

Once every week:
i. Empty the bin and rinse.
ii. Scrub it with hot soapy water containing small quantity of disinfectant.
iii. Scout the bin with fine scouring powder or ash if necessary.
iv. Rinse with disinfectant water.

v. Leave in the sun to dry.


Other points on care of bins:
1. Cover the refuse bin properly.
2. Dispose of the household refuse regularly.
3. Wrap all food scraps and entrails of fish or meat with old newspaper or polythene bag, before throwing them into the dust bin.
4. Replace the dust bin when it is worn out or damaged.
5. If possible keep a small bin in the kitchen and bugger one outside the house.
6. Different bins can also be kept for different types of refuse.

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