The Humble bin – your office bestie

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The Humble bin – your office bestie

One of the most overlooked but necessary pieces of office equipment is the humble bin. Sitting quietly in the corner or hidden under your desk just waiting to be filled with the daily offerings, the bin doesn’t stand out as an important tool….. until! your apple has been eaten, or coffee cup drained and there isn’t one around.

Emptying the bins is often the job most requested for an office cleaner. It seems like a simple task, but it can be the most time consuming – and yucky – job (and that includes cleaning the toilets). Here are a few reasons why;

The Overflow

Many people seem to make it their life’s accomplishment to fill/overfill the office bin. With the skill of an architect, I’ve seen amazing structures to hold all the waste in, so high and intricate, they reach the underside of the desk.

While looking like great engineering, saving two minutes out of your busy day by building up, not emptying out does pose problems for the cleaner. As the bin is dragged out, the tower and its contents crumble to the ground and I’m left scrambling under your desk for the fallen items. Not nice when it is your week old half-eaten burrito.

Solution – Empty your bin! Don’t wait for the cleaner to do it – or at least empty it once it reaches the top or halfway – you’ll be amazed how much nicer your environment is and those annoying fruit flies that are waiting for your apple core will be a thing of the past.

The hidden bin

Hide and seek was a great game when we were younger. Unfortunately hunting for the bins during an office clean nightshift is not my idea of fun. I don’t carry a miner’s helmet, so pushing them wayyyyyy under your desk is a challenge I don’t look forward to.

Solution – leave your bins in the same spot each time the cleaner comes around. Pull any bins that need emptying from the dark recesses of the under-desk world! (we’re unlikely to find the ring here Mr Baggins)

The half-drunk drink bin or, The Curse of the office cleaner!

There are few things worse than emptying a bin and being showered in days-old coffee – wearing a gelatinous gloop of coffee-smelling-off-milk is not a scent that soothes the soul. I could retire if I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to clean up half a can of coke or soft drink spilled across an office carpet as we try to frantically wrestle a leaking bin liner out of the building.

Solution – Can’t finish your coffee or soft drink? Take a break, walk around a bit and empty your drink down the sink. You could even put it in the recycling!

The bottle bin

You’ve had a few beers after a hard day at the office and you decide to clean your workspace so it does not look like you are too much of an alcoholic. Placing all twenty bottles in the small bin with the thin plastic liner in is not the greatest of ideas. The plastic liner that the cleaner places in to protect the inside of the bin is designed to hold a small amount of paper and maybe a few discarded tissues and a coffee cup –  not 40 kilos of glass bottles!

Solution – place the bottles in the office recycling bin, or even outside in the industrial bins that are better designed for a party capacity.

Don’t get me wrong or think I’m a grumpy old man (well, I am, but it’s not cleaning that makes me grumpy!. ) Nothing gives me more joy than the satisfaction of a sparkling workplace and happy satisfied clients who have a hygienic, tidy space to work in. It’s part of my mission to empty your bins and I’m happy to do it, but keep these tips in mind and we can all get behind reducing bin-related problems.

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