Problems with the organic waste bin in summer? As the temperature rises, the waste in the bio-bins is also heated, some of the bio-waste is already decomposed in the bio-waste bin and the development time of maggots and flies also decreases significantly, so that maggots and flies can sometimes be seen. For the rubbish removal Sydney the right trainings are required.
Preventing Maggot Infestation:
- Choose a shady place for the compost bin.
- Wrap moist organic waste in newspaper in the kitchen. The waste becomes drier and does not ferment as quickly. Flies also have easy access and can lay their eggs easily on the waste.
- Line the bottom of the organic waste bin with multi-layer newspaper, egg cartons or corrugated cardboard. When you fetch the bio bin from the street after emptying it, all you have to do is reach into the waste paper bin. The paper soaks up the moisture and prevents rapid fermentation. Fill in kitchen waste in layers with roughly structured garden waste, alternatively with newspaper.
- Do not leave the organic waste open in the sorting bins and in the organic waste bin. Flies otherwise have easy access to organic waste and cannot lay their eggs as well. If it really stinks, simply “ventilating” will no longer help.
Have the bio bin emptied regularly especially important in the warm season and in the event that the amount of leftovers is large. The longer the waste is in the bin, the more it collapses and the oxygen is missing. So don’t wait until the organic waste bin is completely full.
And If It’s Too Late To Prevent
The organic waste bin is heavily populated with maggots and fruit flies? In this case, adding a little rock flour or slaked lime helps. Both fabrics are available from specialist gardeners. Garden soil also fulfills this purpose. Please do not use unslaked lime chlorinated lime as it hinders composting.
Does the bio bin still stink after emptying? Clean the barrels with a steam jet or high pressure cleaner. If not present, rinse the barrel with vinegar water and you will see that the smell will quickly go away. Please keep in mind that a bio bin can never be completely clean.
Heavy mold in the bio bin? Rinse the barrel with vinegar water. If there is still waste in the bin, cover it and always close the lid gently. People with allergies and immune-compromised people should avoid the bin.
Problems with the Bio Bin in winter
In winter, the organic waste can freeze to the sides and bottom of the organic waste collection bins. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that organic waste is considerably wetter in winter than in other seasons. The reason for this lies in the composition of the organic waste, which in winter consists of the moistened kitchen waste, such as fruit, vegetable and salad residues, cooked food residues, tea and coffee grounds. Rather drier garden waste, such as branches, leaves, etc. is then rare.
Some of the frozen bio-waste does not dissolve during the loading process. The employees of the service company commissioned with emptying then operate the automatic jogger of the garbage truck one more time, but heavily frozen waste cannot be removed this way. In their own interest, users of the bio-waste bins should therefore ensure that the organic waste is only available on the morning of collection.