You love Alberta in the summer. How about the disgusting aroma of the overripe wheelie bins that arrives with the warm weather?

You know…the bins that haven’t been cleaned properly for two weeks. They smell just like an outhouse filled with disposable nappies, food waste or leftover cat food. Rinsing out the bins with fly spray, disinfectant and bleach barely cuts the contamination – or the stench.

You know…the wheelie bins that haven’t been cleaned properly for two weeks. They smell just like an outhouse filled with disposable nappies, food waste or leftover cat food. Rinsing out the bins with fly spray, disinfectant and bleach barely cuts the contamination – or the stench.“We hear complaints from couples all the time,” said Clayton Shaw of the new Alberta-based company, BinBinCleaned. “They hate the task of properly cleaning out their trash bin.” It can take residents a few hours weekly to scrub out two bins with unsafe results.

“We hear complaints from couples all the time,” said Clayton Shaw of the new Alberta-based company, BinBinCleaned. “They hate the task of properly cleaning out their trash bin.” It can take residents a few hours weekly to scrub out two bins with unsafe results.It’s the reason that Clayton and partner, Paul Turczyk, started up their curious, new service that power washes outdoor waste bins. They want to help Alberta families keep their kids and pets safe from the pests and bacterial that thrive in the wheelie bins.

It’s the reason that Clayton and partner, Paul Turczyk, started up their curious, new service that power washes outdoor waste bins. They want to help Alberta families keep their kids and pets safe from the pests and bacteria that thrive in the trash bins.

Clayton Shaw and Paul Turczyk of BinBinCleaned

Clayton Shaw and Paul Turczyk of BinBinCleaned

Paul and Clayton launched the company after meeting up again in 2015 to work for the same construction company; that company went into receivership a few months later during Alberta’s downturned economy. Yet, these fellows were no slouches when it came to running a business. Both had managed big-scale industrial projects and took safety programs seriously.

Paul and Clayton launched the company after meeting up again in 2015 to work for the same construction company; that company went into receivership a few months later during Alberta’s downturned economy. Yet, these fellows were no slouches when it came to running a business. Both had managed big-scale industrial projects and took safety programs seriously.They’ve done their homework. And the long-time friends had developed other successful businesses over 20 years that signaled well for the new venture.

They’ve done their homework. And the long-time friends had developed other successful businesses over 20 years that signaled well for the new venture.The Alberta-born entrepreneurs found that contamination problems existed within those big garbage bins outside residential homes. If you peer inside a dirty container with a small amount of wet food waste, you can see how the refuse infects the entire contents of the bin.

The Alberta-born entrepreneurs found that contamination problems existed within those big garbage bins outside residential homes. If you peer inside a dirty container with a small amount of wet food waste, you can see how the refuse infects the entire contents of the bin.They tried several methods to get their own trash bins clean. “All we did was spread the garbage and bacteria around our properties,” said Paul. “Even washing at the carwash left us soaked in bin juice.”

They tried several methods to get their own trash bins clean. “All we did was spread the garbage and bacteria around our properties,” said Paul. “Even washing at the carwash left us soaked in bin juice.” Adds Clayton: “We came across a system that uses very little water at a very high temperature to eliminate the need for harmful chemicals – at the curbside with no mess.”

Adds Clayton: “We came across a system that uses very little water at a very high temperature to eliminate the need for harmful chemicals – at the curbside with no mess.”

Paul and Clayton incorporated the leading-edge technology into their trucks and brainstormed ways to get costs down to an affordable price for the homeowner. And, as the innovators like to say, “That’s how BinBinCleaned was given birth.”

BinBinCleaned Wheelie Bin Cleaning Truck

BinBinCleaned Wheelie Bin Cleaning Truck

BinBinCleaned Wheelie Bin Cleaning Truck With Wheelie Bins Raised

BinBinCleaned Wheelie Bin Cleaning Truck With Wheelie Bins Raised

BinBinCleaned Wheelie Bin Cleaning Truck Cleaning

BinBinCleaned Wheelie Bin Cleaning Truck Cleaning

If you see the trucks, say, “Hi!”

Yes, clean technology protects people and the planet; clean tech also contributes to new modes of service and provides jobs. For example, the BinBin owners’ truck-mounted cleaning system is safer on residential streets than truck and trailer combinations.

You don’t get that dangerous swing-a-round of heavy metal in tight working spaces.

Clayton Shaw With a Family Inspecting a Cleaned Wheelie Bin

Clayton Shaw With a Family Inspecting a Cleaned Wheelie Bin

Paul, a licensed aviation pilot, comes by his love of efficiencies honestly in the world of transportation. He built his former company over 17 years to deliver large fleets of cars and trucks for big organizations. His customers needed effective methods of telecommunications to dispatch truck drivers and manage their time. That meant knowing about how to juggle vehicle downtime, fixed and operating costs, fuel economy, safety, and depreciation. Paul sold his company a few years ago when the right offer came along and wound up with his old pal at Graham Brothers Construction.

BinBinCleaned benefits from Paul’s skills while Clayton brings another set of talents.

Clayton started his career in the construction business with PCL Construction and Graham Brothers Construction. He worked his way up through quality control, estimating, labour management and safety supervision on projects with budgets up to $150 million in Canada and overseas. He even moved to Mongolia to manage construction companies that built vocational training centres and universities. Located 300 miles from the modern capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, he trained Mongolian supervisors on safety and quality construction practices.

Cleaning Wheelie Bins

Here’s how the partners figured out the process:

  • Efficiently outfit a truck that traps dirt and bacteria in a hopper;
  • Haul that crap away;
  • Pre-soak empty wheelie bins with an environmentally friendly breakup solution;
  • Pressure wash the outside of the bin, along with the lid and top rim;
  • Jet stream 190 degrees F water to cover the inside to blast away the dirt and bacteria;
  • Inspect the bins and mist with disinfectant inside and out.
Environmentally Friendly Breakup Cleaning Solutions on Board the Trucks

Environmentally Friendly Breakup Cleaning Solutions on Board the Trucks

BinBinCleaned is operating in 10 towns and cities outside Metro Edmonton. People who visit the website can select their location, the type of bin to clean, and the frequency of cleaning.

  • Beaumont
  • Leduc
  • Devon
  • Sherwood Park
  • Stony Plain
  • Spruce Grove
  • St. Albert

For example, the City of Spruce Grove collects residential waste using a three-stream collection system. Residents know their community’s schedule and then coordinate with BinBinCleaned to wash away the dirt and toxins left over in the bins.

  1. Garbage: Black waste carts are collected weekly
  2. Organics: Green organics carts are collected weekly from April 11th to November 18th and monthly from December to March
  3. Recyclables: Blue bags are collected every week

Residents of Calgary, Airdrie, and Cochrane will start to see their cleaning trucks with the big bin lifts on local streets in July 2017.

Clearly, Paul Turczyk and Clayton Shaw were not meant to sit around.

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