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Since our founding, the Waste Focus Mission has been to provide our clients with the most cost effective solid waste management and trash removal services available in any given marketplace. It is also our mission ensure that all services provided are: matched to our clients’ needs; reliably delivered; and compliant with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations.
Did you know?
In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. This means that a 150-lb. adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 lbs of trash for his/her children.
More than 56 percent of the paper consumed in the U.S. during 2007 was recovered for recycling — an all-time high. This impressive figure equals nearly 360 pounds of paper for each man, woman, and child in America including Raleigh-Durham, NC
Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every year. If every American household recycled just one out of every ten HDPE bottles they used, we’d keep 200 million pounds of the plastic out of landfills every year.
If you had a 15-year-old tree and made it into paper grocery bags, you’d get about 700 of them. A supermarket could use all of them in under an hour. This means in one year, one supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags.
Keeping Commercial Waste Oder under Control in Raleigh, NC
Regardless of whether you live in Raleigh, NC or anywhere else in the world, nobody likes the odor of commercial waste. Businesses tend to produce a lot of waste which, if left unchecked, leads to a lot of odor. Ultimately, the commercial dumpsters of businesses reek of foul odor, offending everybody who is unfortunate enough to walk past them. If you are a business, however, that is a concern; there is a lot that you can consider doing about this.
There are several methods that you can use for keeping your commercial waste odors under control. Here are a few suggestions:
Sealing the Garbage
The simplest, yet effective, method that you can use for preventing waste odor is to seal the garbage. It is advisable for you to use plastic garbage bags that are at least 2mm thick, in this regard. Thinner plastic bags will be unable to prevent the foul odor completely. Moreover, thinner bags will be unable to bear all the stress exerted inside the dumpster as well, resulting in your efforts being wasted. By using quality plastic bags for sealing the garbage, you will not only be able to reduce the odor but probably eliminate it as well.
Remember to Bag Everything
Are you satisfied because your business remembers to seal food items and other odor causing waste in plastic bags? Well, there’s more to it….considering you need to seal cardboard and other paper waste in plastic bags as well. When exposed to moisture, cardboard becomes an attractive source of food for insects, mold and bacteria that also cause foul odor. So, as a rule of thumb: remember to bag everything before throwing it away.
Keeping the Dumpster Dry
Moisture gives rise to microorganisms. These microorganisms are often the primary reasons for the foul odor. It is recommended for you to therefore keep the insides of your dumpster free from moisture so that the growth of microorganisms might be hindered. A manner in which this can be achieved is by allowing fresh air flow into the dumpster, causing moisture to evaporate. You can make the flow of air possible by keeping the lid of the dumpster open for few hours a day. However, it is important to air-out the dumpster during the night or when activity in the area is limited, to ensure that people nearby do not have to suffer. Moreover, it is recommended to keep the lid of the dumpster closed, at all times, in case the weather is wet or damp.
Never Toss Food
It is natural for businesses to be in the habit of only throwing away food after sealing in plastic. However, you will find businesses with stinky dumpsters that throw away food without sealing it at all. Tossing food into the dumpster directly allows rodents and other animals to detect food odors easily, and you will find them infesting your dumpster in no time at all. Rodents, in particular, have the ability to sense food odor even if it has been sealed in plastic bags. They will tear the bags apart to gain access to them. Therefore, it is recommended for businesses to dispose of their food waste by using a commercial food grinder and then flushing the liquefied matter down the drain.
Try to Repel Pests
Pests are one of the most common reasons for foul dumpster odors. Pests, at times, are able to find their ways into the dumpsters, in search for food. It is advisable, therefore, for you to not only seal the waste before throwing it away but also to spray taste deterrent onto the trash bags. The taste deterrent will form a foul taste and odor on the bag which will do wonders for keeping the pests away.
If all else fails, you can consider using chemicals for taking care of foul dumpster odor. Clay cat litter and lime powder can do wonders in this regard. Clay cat litter is a cheap chemical that is known for its abilities as a drying agent. It has the ability to absorb not only liquids but odors as well. Lime powder, on the other hand, is the superior alternative to clay cat litter. However, its usage requires caution as it is known for causing respiratory and skin related irritations.
Washing the Dumpster
It is recommended for you to clean your dumpster every once in a while. Wash your dumpster clean with a pressure hose and use chemicals at your disposal for making it as clean as possible. Degreasing the dumpster regularly will decrease the foul odor as well.
Waste Management Companies
If the performance of the above-mentioned suggestions seems too difficult, you can always consider outsourcing your waste management responsibilities to a third-party contractor. Waste management service providers will ensure that your waste is disposed of in the way it is supposed to be so that there is no foul stench for you to deal with.
If you are a business operating in Raleigh, NC then you should know that Waste Focus has all of your waste management needs covered. From managing your waste to ensuring that there is no foul odor, you can be certain that Waste Focus will help you take care of it all!