What do I do about them? Our bins are only empytied every 2 weeks and this week we seem to have maggots! Gross. They are on the top, by the handle and everything. Hate to see what the state of the actual contents. We still have till friday for it to be emptied!
Yeah I had this a couple of weeks ago, I sprayed the bin and dh cleaned it out after it was next emptied, however, it wasn't enough cos they came back again! What I did the next time it was emptied was use tons of bleach, let it run down the sides then tipped the lot down the drain, then i literally did the toilet rim rum (you know, squirted bleach round the top edge) and let it run down and have left it like that. We have 4 days to go to next empty and none YET (but it's bloody hot today) Isnt it horrific - yep 2 weekly emptying here too
Thanks - will give bleach a go. Do you think it will help to leave it open to air out a bit when they are next empty? Or would that be worse as flys can then get right inside? Don't think I can face actually washing it out properly.
We recycle loads. We compost everything we can, and even have seperate bits that I take round to my mums with me each time as my council don't collect them. But we would still like our bins emptied each week!
I don't know how people who use throw away nappies cope with 2 week collections. We used a few of them this week but they abosoulty stench! We usually use washables and TBH I don't know I will use a disposables again at home as even after a few days I can smell them everytime I even go to the car.
Perfectperfect - good point about the bleach and bin men. Any ideas what else I can use? Or just hot water?
One thing I was wondering - WHY are the maggots on the top of the wheelie bin? They are on the handle and round the edge of the top which is why it bothers me so much as they look gross without even opening the bin and scare me off if I want to put rubbish in . Surely they should be inside the bin?