I live in a heavily deed restricted neighborhood. There are rules about everything. Where you park, how many people you allow to join you at the pool, what color you paint you home and even where you put your trash cans.
So while having a strict HOA is excellent for things like keeping property values up and preventing your neighbor from painting their home neon pink, it's not so great when you have to put your stinky, disgusting, germ filled trash cans INSIDE your garage. In my neighborhood leaving your cans outside will get you a violation letter. Nothing ruins your day faster than stinking trash cans and a violation letter over it.
I get it, nobody wants to see a trash canned lined street, or dodge them on the way home and maybe having them sit outside is "unsightly" but it gets so bad that I park outside to avoid smelling the garage especially in the hot summer months. But I moved here knowing there were rules, so that means I periodically have to pour chemicals and stuff that burns my eyes and nose and possibly causes cancer into the can and spray it down, try to scrub it as I gag and waste an hour of my life to barely make a dent in the problem. Plus the stink draws animals and vermin so even if your cans aren't inside they are still most likely a yuck fest of illness and stench.
It's not fun. Its actually pretty vile so finding a service like Bubble Bins really made my day but I was skeptical. How involved is it? Does it even work? And of course... How much money are we talking here? So they came out and documented the process and it really couldn't have been easier.
How does it work? Well, as far as how involved it is. it's not. They come out on your regularly scheduled trash days. You do nothing. You take your cans out as you normally would and the truck pulls up, lifts your cans over the cleaning unit where it is cleaned and sanitized using high heat, high pressure, and green seal certified products. The nasty water filled with your trash gunk is inside the containment unit so there is no disgusting run off or grossness left to stink up your yard or spread disease! You do nothing except sit out your cans and bring them back in the house that evening. Nothing to it!
Does it work? Well as much as I'm ashamed to even show the inside of the can for the before picture I feel it's pretty important to see just how well it works. You look at it and the after and it's hard to believe they are even the same cans. It's literally sparkling. And the stink, that foul odor that never really went away no matter what I did... totally gone. I am parking in my garage again, not gagging when we toss a bag in, it's honestly life changing!!!
How much does it cost? Pricing is simple. It's a monthly cleaning to keep you cans funk and germ free and it costs less than $10/month! If you do two cans its less than $9 per cleaning for each. You sign up for a year (12 services) and are billed monthly. Pretty cheap and easy. But it gets even better. If you want to really save you can pay for a full year for $99.50 annually for one can or $199 for two. That's the same as getting 2 free cleanings a year!!! Really, it's saving me over an hour of cleaning time each month, it's letting me keep my car out of the insane heat and rain, it's worth every single penny!
SO I AM A FAN. I've signed up for a year and can't say enough good things about it. It doesn't matter if your trash is in the garage or outside this service is amazing, economical and necessary!
They do commercial and residential and serve Tampa Bay and some surrounding areas. Check them out. Your nose will thank you! http://www.bubblebins.com/