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Heat and Trashcan Bacteria

You may have heard conflicting ideas about bacteria: heat kills bacteria and bacteria thrives in hot environments – like the trashcan. Technically, both are true. Bacteria can grow at various temperatures, from your freezer to hot springs. There is a happy point between both extremes where most bacteria grow the best. There are also various kinds of bacteria. We […]

The Problem with Trashcans

What is the biggest health hazard for your family? Today, there are hazards everywhere! Keeping your family safe from the outside world is an uphill battle. However, a big health threat lives right under your roof.  Your trashcan is hotspot for bacteria like Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria. Think about it – germs and bacteria […]

Killing a Task on the “Honey-Do” List

“Honey, could you pay the electric bill?” “Honey, please pick up dinner.” “Honey, can you clean the garbage can?” Do these requests sound familiar? A “honey-do” list is an assortment of tasks that you delegate to your partner. They are usually simple little chores around the house.  Having a well-maintained home requires teamwork. A honey-do […]

Why We Love Earth Day

At We Wash, we love Earth Day! We enjoy the yearly celebration of our beautiful planet. Also, we believe in raising awareness about pollution and the importance of preserving our environment. Every year on April 22nd, we are reminded of our mission. For Earth Day this year, why not give a gift to planet Earth […]

Trash Cans Explained: Bacteria in Cold Weather

Brrr, it’s cold! That must mean that you don’t have to clean your trash can…right? Wrong! Just because the temperatures outside are freezing, it doesn’t mean all germs and bacteria inside your trashcan are killed off. The cold temperatures of your garage or outdoors only slows bacterial growth. According to USDA FIS, temperatures below 40°F can […]

The Truth About Trashcan Wastewater

What do you do with the smelly, grimy, disease-ridden wastewater from cleaning your trashcan? Yes, you need to clean your trashcan but unfortunately, wastewater can be hazardous to your neighborhood. The water from cleaning should be disposed of properly. Wastewater is any water that has been used by us in some way. We make wastewater […]

Bacteria in Trashcans

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, trashcans are breeding grounds for bacteria and germs like Salmonella, E. Coli, and mold. According to the CDC, it is important for public health to control waste, including household garbage. “Improperly managed waste can create conditions that may have severe adverse effects on public health, safety, and the environment. Proper […]

Dirty Trash Cans are a Pest Paradise

Pests are called pests for a reason: they bring harm to people. For instance, raccoons can bring fleas and Lyme Disease-carrying ticks which can find their way inside your home. Racoons may also do damage to your property and pose a bite-risk to you and your pets. Mice may look cute, but you don’t want […]

How to Clean Garbage Cans Safely

We don’t have to tell you that garbage cans are a germ’s playground. Your nose will tell you that. What you may not know, is that cleaning your garbage can is dangerous. And gross. Garbage cans are disease-producing cesspools. Illnesses such as the flu, the common cold, salmonellosis, skin infections, and hookworm can be spread […]

Summer and the Danger of Unclean Trash Cans

You don’t need to be told that your trash contains bacteria and germs. Some of the common ones are; Salmonella, E. Coli, Yeast, Mold, or Staphylococcus aureus. And you likely don’t want to think about what’s left in your bins after they’re emptied and left in the sun all day. Neither your city nor your […]

We Wash Makes the Perfect Father’s Day Gift!

With Father’s Day coming up, it would make a great gift to dad if you sign him up for We Wash trash can cleaning service. This way, he doesn’t have to do it himself, and it’s more time he gets to spend with you. It would take one irritating task off his hands, and he […]
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The Internet Loves Watching This Police Officer Unsuccessfully Try to Catch a Snake

When a snake was found in a University of Central Florida office, a campus police officer tried to capture it using a trash can. In the video of the face off between the snake and the officer, the officer looks nervous and curses when it comes close. Others in the room are standing on chairs […]

Child battling garbage can is a metaphor for 2016

Some kids complain and throw tantrums when it comes to doing their chores. However, one brave young boy is happy to face any task he is given. Although he probably should have asked for some help with taking out the trash on a windy day, since the garbage bin and its lid seem to have […]
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OVERVIEW Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea. But a few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. You may be exposed to E. coli […]
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Turkey in a Trash Can

We’ve been cooking turkeys this way for years and I figured everyone needs to try it at some point. We always make it a big and event and this goes way beyond a backyard cookout. That being said, it’s easy to pull off and its not that expensive if a few people chip in to […]
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Bacteria at the beach: High levels found at nearly a dozen locations in past two weeks

Contamination advisories lasting at least one day were issued for 11 different beaches in Northwest Indiana between July 29 and Friday. The beaches included: • Broadway Beach in Beverly Shores• Central Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore• Hammond Marina West• Indiana Dunes State Park’s east and west beaches• Sheridan Beach Stop 7 in Michigan City• Shore Avenue Beach in Beve rly […]
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Why not turn your garbage can into a smart device?

The GeniCan is a smart accessory for converting your boring, analog garbage can into an internet-connected smart trash can of the future. Look, smart devices are going to enter every facet of your house anyway, and when you actually think about it, a smart garbage kind of makes sense. The GeniCan automatically adds things you […]
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Landfill Leachate – A Dangerous Liquid

When landfill waste degrades and rain rinses the resulting products out, leachate is formed. The black liquid contains organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals as well as pathogens; it can pollute the groundwater and therefore represents a health risk. Its composition varies a lot, both from time to time and from site to site so […]
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Oooooh, that smell! Odors rise with the temperature

Your nose doesn’t lie – odors intensify in the warm summer months, be they of rotting garbage on the sidewalk or fragrant flowers blooming in a garden. The combination of heat and humidity allows bacteria to grow faster and smells to travel farther, said Victoria Henshaw, who researches urban smells throughout the world. “The air […]

Is Your Smelly Trash an Airborne Bacteria Hazard?

Am I breathing in germs if I’m smelling the garbage in my kitchen garbage can? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. The number of cultivatable bacteria in a typical office environment is about 100 per cubic meter, somewhat lower than outdoor levels: From […]
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Beneficial and Harmful Effects of E.coli In The Environment

What is E.coli? E.coli is a rod-shaped bacterium that is found in your lower intestines, it helps your body digest the food you eat. Majority of E.coli are harmless but some strands can be very dangerous. One of the most common types of dangerous E.coli is the O157:H7 strand. How E.coli makes us sick E.coli […]

E.coli Outbreak in Ohio

The devastating E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 75 people in Germantown, Ohio, is continuing to cause a lot of pain.  A 73-year-old man died last week, and a 14-year-old boy was just released from the hospital, and is likely home recovering from the effects of hemolytic uremic syndrome.  A 4-year-old girl […]

Don’t Skip Cleaning Your Trash Can in the Winter

Think you can skip cleaning your trash can in the winter? Don’t! Bacteria, mold and other harmful material can still gather and grow in the cold months. We service your can all year round!

Common Pests in Your Trash Can

Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria and the Common Cold, these are the most common elements in your trash can. Don’t let them spread to you and your family! Call us to make sure your trash can is clean and free bacteria and germs!
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Winter Trash Can Tips from We Wash

Here’s a smart tip from We Wash. When it starts snowing and the snow piles up, please don’t let your cans get buried in the snow, place them next to the snowbank instead!

Cold Weather Doesn’t Freeze Bacteria

Think the cold winter “freezes” bad bacteria and smells? NO. A warm garage or even a normal garage will bring those smells right back and make it smell awful. We service cans all year, even in the winter. That’s the great thing about We Wash, we work for you all year long! 

That Time We Almost Started a Band

So there was this one time we joked around about starting a band. What were some of the best names? “Stink no More” “The Can Band” “Garbage” We believe in working hard to serve our customers but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun every now and then! 

Dishwashing Soap Isn’t Enough for Your Trash Can

We’ve heard stories of people squirting a few drops of dishwashing soap in the bottom of a trash can and expecting it to keep things clean. This simply does not work. You wouldn’t use dishwashing soap to clean a contaminated area and the same applies with your trash can.  To keep it truly clean you […]

Spraying Out Your Trash Can is a Danger to the Environment

Think that spraying out your trash can and letting it run off into the drain is ok? It’s not and has long-lasting, harmful effects on the environment. Keep the planet clean and do your part by calling us today!
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How Long Until It’s Decomposed?

One of our more popular posts from Facebook, this graph designed by Nicola McFarlane Young details just how long it takes for trash to break down. For more information, please visit the original post here.

A Simple Spray Down is Never Enough to Clean Your Trash Can

Think you can keep your cans clean by just doing a simple spray down? You can’t. Hire the professionals who can keep them clean and safe from harmful fungus and bacteria.

The Only Fungus You Should Worry About is on Your Pizza

We Wash specializes in removing the harmful fungi that build up in your trash can over time, leaving your can clean and safe for everyone. The only fungi you should worry about is on your pizza, not in your trash can! 

The Smell of Garbage

GARBAGE SMELLS. WELL, NOT ALWAYS, but anyone with a nose knows that garbage can stink. A bag of meat or diapers left in a garbage can on a hot, humid summer day can send a powerful message about the mischief-making powers of bacteria and microbes. A bag of garbage smells for a very simple reason. […]
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