Our bin agents are the special operatives tasked with coordinating the manhunt, then tracking down and delivering the scum to where they belong. They live for the pulse-pounding adventure that is bin-cleaning; criss-crossing the county, tailing garbage trucks with specialized GPS equipment, quietly and efficiently eliminating sludge and bad smells for the good of all Floridians.
Exploding cars? Death rays? These are nothing compared to the personal risk posed by bacteria in your trash bins. The garbage residue that builds up in your trash bins over time provides a breeding ground for diseases, which can lead to increased health risks for your family. The primary suspects: E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, just to name a few.
That unpleasant and offensive odor coming from your bin? That’s not weaponized sleeping gas. It’s worse. That odor is caused by bacteria growth from the garbage left behind after your bin has been emptied. The only thing it will weaponize is your gag reflex.
This mission extends beyond just your family. Pollutants in your trash bins are also potentially harmful to the environment, as they can reach our water sources. These consequences translate into an additional human health risk, ecosystem disturbances, and an overall negative impact on our water resources. Nobody need to re-experience your grandfather’s leftover Bologna Cake via our area water. Please burn that recipe. For all of us.
Interested in making friends with ants, flies, maggots, and other insects that cause the spread of germs and infectious diseases? You might as well be throwing a welcome party by leaving your bins filled with old garbage residue. (And if your answer was yes, they’re the kind of friends that take and take without ever really giving back. You know?)
So you have some extra time on your hands? Well, it’s not “extra” time, but sure. You grabbed your hose and your broom. Piece of cake. You’re prepared to brave the smelly trash bin during the summer heat. No problem. You’re ready to waste 15 times more water than a professional high-pressure system. 15 times!? Actually, that seems like a lot. You’ve gone one-on- one with a raccoon before. No I haven’t. Nobody said anything about a raccoon. You’ve read the Code of Ordinances of Manatee County and Sarasota Counties. Wait, what have I gotten myself into?
As secret agents, we abide by a strict code of honor. More importantly, we abide by the Code Ordinances of Manatee County, which state that it is strictly prohibited to dispose of domestic waste water into storm drains.
The reason? Manual cleaning of trash bins allow harmful bacteria to flow straight into storm drains contaminating all bodies of water that it enters. You also run the risk of contaminating the water drainage system with cleaning solutions.
Also, during the summer, be ready to smell what that bin has been cooking up for you. Let’s just say Bin o’ Bacteria isn’t a bestselling cologne for a reason. (Our agents were the only ones who bought any.)