Carrier bags on kitchen worktop a instead of bin bags in bins...

(38 Posts)
TrueBlu Thu 03-Mar-16 19:00:02

Aibu to think it's a not very hygienic?

I've seen it a few times recently. DP says it's because it's supposedly more hygienic than a bin....

bornwithaplasticspoon Thu 03-Mar-16 19:02:19

Not unhygienic if it has it’s own designated space away from food.

wizzywig Thu 03-Mar-16 19:04:02

I have one hanging off cupboard handles for kitchen recycling aswell as a regular kitchen bin

Pointlessfan Thu 03-Mar-16 19:04:34

We had one tied to a door handle for a while after our bin fell apart. If anything we took it out to the dustbin more often as it filled up quickly.

TrueBlu Thu 03-Mar-16 19:18:11

Door handle I can understand more. But an open bin on a worktop? I don't get it. Surely you want it out of the way and with a lid on?

TruJay Thu 03-Mar-16 19:30:23

We had one as our dog used to rummage in the bin if it was on the floor, it was taken out far more often than a huge bin on the floor too. If you're clean I don't see the issue, we didn't just chuck rubbish all over the worktop. Not really something that bothers me, each to their own I guess

tobysmum77 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:40:09

I won't have a kitchen bin. Its a quirk of mine, like the people who don't have loo brushes. Yabu

RudeElf Thu 03-Mar-16 19:43:07

cant stand carrier bags on door handles instead of a bin

Yuck to one on the counter!

EastMidsMummy Thu 03-Mar-16 19:43:43

A quirk?? Surely it's more of an obsession/syndrome.

EponasWildDaughter Thu 03-Mar-16 19:43:55

The only bins i have are one in the kitchen and the little bathroom bin, both lidded.

I like a lidded bin.

tobysmum77 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:45:28

I disagree eastmids. I am the normal one grinbiscuit

VodkaJelly Thu 03-Mar-16 19:51:02

I do this, I can't have a bin as the dog knocks it over then empties the bin and eats the rubbish, can't have the bag on the door handle as he would pull the bag down and eat the rubbish. Not much I can do really the dog is a pain

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Thu 03-Mar-16 20:01:20

We have a bag on the counter, we have two dogs and they'd be in a bin like a shot. No space for a bin in a cupboard either. The bag gets chucked away daily and the counter is regularly cleaned and anti-bac'd.

lazyarse123 Thu 03-Mar-16 20:10:14

I'm with Tobysmum I hate bins in the kitchen,but do sometimes have a carrier on a door handle. Luckily my kitchen has an enclosed porch and the bin lives in there.

Janeymoo50 Thu 03-Mar-16 20:13:02

We have a carrier bag over the edge of the radiator (the one in the kitchen is turned off) for everyday rubbish (plus the lidded food caddy bin on the worktop) and a larger swing bin for recycling. I wouldn't have an open carrier bag for a bopin on the actual work top no. Looks awful.

TrueBlu Thu 03-Mar-16 20:31:08

The three houses I've seen it in don't have dogs.

So some folk won't have a closed bin in the kitchen but an open rubbish bag on counter top?

That's like not having a closed toilet brush holder next to the loo, but having it sitting in a bowl on the window sill.

Roystonv Thu 03-Mar-16 20:34:41

I have a bin bag on a kitchen handle as a bin and it probably gets taken to the big bin twice a day, works for me, but on a work top would annoy me.

molyholy Thu 03-Mar-16 20:36:24

I have a plastic bag on the worktop, but only when I am prepping food. All the peelings etc go in it and when I've finished, it goes into the bin outside. We try not to throw food in the kitchen bin as it only gets taken to the outside bin once it's full every few days.

Trills Thu 03-Mar-16 20:47:10

Carrier bags have holes in.

So they are only suitable for holding dry things.

Crispbutty Thu 03-Mar-16 20:56:19

What sort of bio hazards do you think are in these open carrier bags? confused

Scoopmuckdizzy Thu 03-Mar-16 20:57:49

No bin in the kitchen?!

shinynewusername Thu 03-Mar-16 20:58:12

My DH does this unless I manage him constantly given half a chance. I hate it because, even in winter, I can smell the rubbish within a couple of hours. DH seems oblivious - no sense, no feeling obviously smile

RudeElf Thu 03-Mar-16 21:00:12

Its not the biohazards that put me off. Without fail every single home i know that uses a carrier bag on a handle or on the counter has big drippy stains round the door/wall/counter where the bag sits. And on the floor where stuff has dripped through a hole. Stains dribbled down the whole door and dried in. Yuck.

tilliebob Thu 03-Mar-16 21:01:44

I usually have a bag hanging off the ultility door handle for any rubbish that isn't going in the food waste or recycling bins. My mum finds kitchen bins minging and I suppose I've followed her trend. The bags are never there for long as they get binned or emptied and reused again whenever I go out the back door --too bloody often-/

Crispbutty Thu 03-Mar-16 21:04:20

If you recycle then you shouldn't really have anything dripping. I have a good caddy with a lid for any food waste, and a carrier bag that packaging and tins etc go in. No spills. I hate bigger bins as they smell and do get disgusting in the bottom if anything has leaked. Carrier bag gets put outside daily into the big bin.

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