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Trash bin cleaning business does the dirty work for you

It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. CSRA Bin Cleaning, based in North Augusta, is open for businesses to do the job that most of us don’t want to do – clean our trash bins.

Owner, Ben Clark explained why people should want clean bins.

“Trash bins attract rats because they are a food source, spiders sometimes nest around the bin or the handle, and the bin itself creates a breeding ground for all kinds of germs and pathogens, including E-Coli, Listeria, and Salmonella, among others. Stuff I sure don’t want my kids anywhere near,” he said.

If that surprises you, wait until you hear how he came up with the notion to start a trash bin cleaning service.

“I was scrolling Facebook and watched a video about cleaning trash cans. I was amazed,” Clark said.

He started building his business plan in 2019, studying the kind of equipment he would need, researching his competition, and the sanitation industry. All the pieces came together a couple of months ago and he was off to the trash can cleaning races.

Before and After trash bin cleaning

Can you do it yourself?

“Of course,” he said, “but it is pretty disgusting and there isn’t a good way to do it safely.”

Clark uses hot water pressure washing and environmentally safe cleaning products. His team also collects the grungy water from the bin interior so that it doesn’t end up in a storm drain and ultimately a tributary.

Pricing varies from monthly $10.99 plans to quarterly plans all with no contract. To learn more about CSRA Bin Cleaning, click here.

Clark has a full-time job as technical director for TrueNorth Church. His goal for his “other job” is to build his business and expand to commercial trash bin cleaning.

“I respect my customers and enjoy their reaction to improving their quality of life,” he said.

As the quote says, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Editor’s Note:
Mitzi Oxford is a veteran broadcaster and features writer who also worked at the same television station in Columbus, Georgia as Augusta’s Brad Means! 

If you have a South Carolina story idea for Mitzi, please email her at [email protected].

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