Frequently asked questions
Do I really need to have my trash can cleaned?
"Germ transfer" happens with trash cans. It could be from you or your family's hands or from the trash truck or the trash collectors' gloves. Common bacteria found in trash cans are e-Coli, salmonella, and listeria. If rodents are present then yersinia pestis could be as well. Yersinia Pestis is also known as "black death or black plague". These bacteria enter trash cans and are on can lids and exteriors from leaking or breaking trash bags, un-bagged trash, pet waste and more. Bacteria multiply quickly and a trash can could have 411 different bacteria per square inch.
Do I need to sign a contract?
No. We offer month-to-month or quarterly cleanings with no contract. You may also have a one-time clean. We do offer a significant discount if you want to pre-pay for 12 months of service.
How does your professional cleaning differ from how I can clean it?
We use a curb-side cleaning system that comes to you after your trash can or recycle bin has been emptied. Our system has a robotic arm that grabs the trash can or recycle bin and lifts it upside down over a 360-degree spinning spray nozzle using high heat and high-pressure water to perform the cleaning. This method kills 99.9% of the bacteria.
What if there is a problem with the cleaning or I'm not happy with it?
At clean R cans we offer the only 100% trash can clean guarantee in Bryan & College Station. This means, if you are not pleased with your cleaning and we are unable to correct it, we will not charge you or we will give your money back.
What do you mean by "eco-friendly" trash can cleaning?
With traditional, manual trash can cleaning, many people say they use a lot of bleach or other harsh chemicals which later is poured in their yard or down the city storm drains (which is against city regulation due to causing groundwater pollution). Because we utilize state-of-the-art equipment with high heat and high pressure, we don't need to use harsh chemicals and the result is a better clean with real disinfection of bacteria to eliminate odors. Our system also automatically captures the dirty water so we do not need to dump anything into the storm drains or on your property or yard.
How long have you been in service?
We started our service in 2014. We were one of the first trash can cleaning services in America and it is now a growing industry with hundreds of other services nationwide.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes, we do offer a military discount to active duty, participating reservists or retired military members. We will give a 10% discount on each payment. We may ask for you to email us proof of status and prior-military members are not eligible unless in retired status.
Do you offer any other services?
Yes, we offer surface cleaning and are able to power wash driveways, walkways, porches, retaining walls or wood decks. We have additional equipment for this and we are fully insured. Also, we offer a significant discount on extra one-time cleans for any additional trash cans or recycle bins you do not put on a regular plan once you are a client. In addition to this, we have a "secret menu" service we only offer to current clients which has been very beneficial especially for those who travel a lot.