If the outdoor trash collection area next to the small restaurant that you own looks and smells bad each time that you pass by it, the following tips will help you tidy up the area and eliminate foul odors so that your property has an attractive appearance and does not revolt anyone who enters the establishment that you own.
Clean The Trash Area When The Dumpster Is Emptied
Get into the habit of cleaning the trash area each time that your garbage is picked up. If you have a lot of staff members, create a rotating schedule so that employees can take turns tidying up the area. Use a bucket of soapy water and a stiff-bristled scrub brush to remove surface stains from the ground that the dumpster usually sits upon. Add some chlorine bleach to the mixture to eliminate tough stains and neutralize odors.
If you have some trash cans on your property that you use along with the dumpster, spray their interiors and exteriors with a hose. As long as you keep the outdoor area maintained, dirty grime will not build up and negative odors will be kept to a minimum.
Wash Recyclables And Rent Recycling Bins
If you and your employees are often swamped with customers and tend to toss materials such as glass, plastic, aluminum, or any other material that can be recycled into the dumpster, set aside time at the end of each shift to clean out recyclable materials and place them in rented recycling bins so that the materials can be reused. A few extra minutes spent organizing items can make a world of difference.
As long as you and your employees consistently rinse out items, food and beverage spills will be kept to a minimum, resulting in less unpleasant scents.
Donate Leftovers Or Place Them In A Sealed Container
Donate large platters or bowls of food that have not been contaminated to organizations in need, employees, or friends. Less waste will drastically improve the outdoor trash area and you can feel good about the fact that you are giving a valuable commodity to someone who can use it.
If you do, however, need to throw out food items because they are rotten or are from dinner plates that were consumed by some of your patrons, place the waste materials in a container that has a secure lid before throwing them away. The sealed container will prevent leakage and will help contain unpleasant odors.
All of these ideas can help you keep the outdoor trash area organized and will help keep the environment pleasant for anyone who stops by your restaurant. For more information, contact a company like Contractors Disposal Inc.
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