Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Garbage cans are our least prized possessions. We load them up, haul them out, and drag them back after collection – and forget them for another week. And there they sit, just a few feet from the same homes we spend a small fortune trying to safeguard by purchasing all manner of antibacterial soaps and sprays.
According to Charles Gerba, a noted microbiologist, what people don’t know about their garbage cans could make them sick.
Gerba says that kitty litter, dog feces and food leftovers dumped into trash cans creates a prime breeding ground not only disease-carrying rodents, insects, and maggots and mold, but for potentially harmful bacteria as well, such as salmonella and E.coli – which can cause severe diarrhea, kidney failure, urinary tract infections and death.
An LA-Based, female-owned company called Shiny Can is leading the charge to purge Southern California of potentially dangerous and disgusting garbage receptacles one trash can at a time. Founded in 2008, by two former executives weary of corporate life, Shiny Can charges a modest fee for its curbside, “environmentally green” cleanings – and demand is booming.
“Once people hear about the nasty stuff growing in their trash cans, they want to schedule one of our trucks ASAP,” said Regine Held, CFO and founder of Shiny Can, Southern California’s leading trash can cleaning company. “Once we have thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and deodorized a trash can, about 99% of anything creepy, stinky and perhaps dangerous has been eradicated.”
Here are Shiny Can’s 10 Trash Can Warning Signs (answer True or False) to help you determine the cleanliness of your trash cans:
1. The raccoons keep your trash cans cleaner than you do?
2. Based on the gunk at the bottom, you’re not sure if your garbage was picked up or not?
3. Your kids want to use your trash can for their next science project?
4. You wonder if that mold-like growth in your cans is mold. Stop wondering!
5. You hear a squish, instead of a clank when you toss a bottle in your can?
6. You’ve gone dumpster diving for lost keys, debit cards, homework, cash, cell phones?
7. Your record for holding your breath when taking out the garbage is 45 seconds?
8. You’ve emptied an entire air freshener in your garbage and it still Stinks?
9. You have a designated outfit (should be a Hazmat suit) for taking out the trash?
10. People have been known to bring a trash can into the living room at Christmas for easy gift wrapping disposal?
If any you answer “True” to any of these questions, you’re invited to contact Shiny Can and learn how you can get a free first time trash can cleaning. For more information, call 1-877-771-1310 or go to www.shinycan.com.