It’s not unusual for bins to smell unpleasant.

Wheeled bins have been designed to keep insects out, as long as you shut the lid properly.  If it is left open, insects can easily get inside, especially flies which can spread disease.

Reduce and prevent insects and smells in your bin by:

  • Wrapping or double bagging all meat, fish and dairy waste securely
  • Keeping the bin lids closed all the time
  • Keeping the bins as clean as possible
  • Rinsing glass bottles/jars, cans, plastic bottles and foil trays before placing these items loose in the blue bin

If you do get maggots in your bin, pour a bleach solution over the contents of the bin.  Cleaning and disinfecting the bins after they have been emptied, will help prevent maggots in future.