Why You Should Avoid Having Overflowing Garbage Bins

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Whether you’ve just hosted a party or have more trash than usual, there are times when your garbage bins may overflow. Although you may not be able to help it, you really want to avoid it at all costs. 

Overflowing garbage bins can cause some serious health issues in and around your home and neighborhood that you may not be aware of. We’re going to take a look at the problems that can arise and why you should always avoid having overflowing garbage bins.

Hazards Overflowing Garbage Bins Pose

Source of Air Pollution

When liquid and food decompose, they produce methane. High levels of methane can displace oxygen in the air. This leads to air pollution that can make you and everyone around you sick. When you breathe in polluted air, you can experience vomiting, nausea, headaches, and other ailments.

Can Pollute the Water and Soil

Besides polluting the air, overflowing garbage bins can harm the water and soil. When your trash bin is overflowing and some of the garbage falls out, there’s a chance it can end up in local bodies of water when it rains. 

Any liquid waste can also leech into the ground and pollute the groundwater and soil. If you have plastic bottles that end up on your lawn, they will release DEHA when they break down. This is a harmful carcinogen that can get into the soil and surrounding bodies of water. When this happens, anything living in the water and soil can be harmed. This is another reason to always keep your recyclables separate from your trash. This way you can be sure that plastic bottles won’t become toxic.

Bacteria Hazard

When garbage overflows, flies, bacteria, and other pests can start to swarm around your home. Garbage flies, which love to breed on piled-up trash, can carry bacteria on their bodies. If these flies get into your home, they can contaminate your fresh food and pose a health risk to your family.

Overflowing garbage is also unsightly to look at and decreases your curb appeal. Plus, your neighbors are not going to enjoy looking at your trash overflowing nearby.

All of these problems can be avoided by using trash cans with a lid and making sure that the lid is tightly fastened. While it may be tempting to just leave garbage out of the trash can, it can lead to many problems. At Sweitzer Waste Removal, we provide free 96 gallon wheeled garbage toters to all of our customers.

Also, making sure your trash is picked up regularly can prevent any of the above scenarios from happening to you. 

Local Trash Pick-Up From Sweitzer Waste Removal

Sweitzer Waste Removal offers residential and commercial trash pick-up. Our residential service covers Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Essex, and Chester. Our commercial trash pick-up includes New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties.

Call us today at 203-245-8840 or reach out to us online to learn more about our services and how you can schedule pick-up in your area. We also offer recycling and bulk pick-up services. Discover why so many people trust Sweitzer Waste Removal!