How to Keep the Skip for Your Butcher Shop Clean and Odour Free

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If you run a butcher's shop or even a deli, you have to deal with lots of smelly scraps. That can be a nightmare for your skip, but luckily, there are ways to keep your skip and the surrounding areas as clean and odour free as possible. Try these tips.

1. Reduce Your Waste

Ideally, you should take steps to reduce the amount of waste you put into your bin. For example, if you have bones and off cuts that aren't that attractive, consider selling them at a cheap rate. Customers can use the bones for stocks or gravies, or they can even feed them to their dogs. You may be surprised at how easy it is to sell items that you may currently view as waste.

Also, remember to keep an eye on when your meat expires, and mark it down to sell it quickly so that you don't end up having to throw it away.

2. Double Bag Meaty Waste

In spite of your best efforts to avoid it, you may occasionally have to throw out bones or old meat. To prevent the blood from leaking out of the bin liner and into your skip, make sure to use moisture-resistant liners. Also, consider double bagging these items. That prevents odours from getting out and attracting pests to your skip.

3. Close and Lock the Skip as Needed

To prevent scavengers from getting into your skip, make sure to keep the lid closed. That can prevent birds or other animals from getting inside the skip and ripping open bags that may spread rubbish around the inside of the skip. Additionally, it prevents these animals from pulling out bits of rubbish and dropping them around your skip.

If you have possums or other animals in the area that may be able to lift skip lids, consider locking your skip.

4. Use Deodorisers

Odours are not attractive, and you don't want your customers greeted by rotting meat smells wafting from your skip. To stay on top of odours, sprinkle a bit of soda bicarbonate in the bottom of your bin liners. Also, put some directly into the skip.

5. Clean the Skip Regularly

If old meat or blood gets into the skip, you will need to clean it. Once in a while, after the rubbish company empties the skip, you may want to get inside with a mop and a bucket of soapy water. Then, swab down the sides and bottom of your skip.