Frequently Asked Questions

 Can I just clean my trash cans myself?

  •  Of course you can, but just using cold water from the garden hose and broom to clean your trash and recycle bins is not sufficient to remove or kill the bacteria and diseases that breed in your bins.

  •  While cleaning your trash cans,  water splashes on you which means you could be bringing bacteria into your home!

  • Cleaning your own trash cans allow harmful bacteria to flow straight into storm drains, contaminating all bodies of water that it enters.

  • Water consumption is more than 15 times greater when done manually rather than using a professional high pressure hot water system.

 Why Should I Have My Cans Cleaned?

 There are a number of reasons to have your trash can cleaned by our hot water, high pressure mobile units:


  • Dirty, stinky, trash cans can be dangerous for anyone with a compromised immune system and can be harmful to children, older adults, pregnant women and family pets.  Dirty trash cans are a perfect breeding ground for disease causing bacteria which multiply at an alarming rate in a dirty trash can and can be carried unknowingly from the garbage can to your kitchen without your knowledge. 

  • Dirty cans are a breeding ground for maggots, attract wasps, flies, rodents, and other desert dwelling critters.

  • Dirty cans smell terrible and are offensive to you, your family and your neighbors.

  • Nobody wants to deal with a stinky trash can. 

 Is there a certain kind of trash cans you will clean?

  • Currently we only offer cleaning for 64 Gallon trash cans that have the wheels in the back with the metal bar in the front of the trash can.

  • Our equipment uses that bar to lift the can onto our pressure washer spinning head.

  • Reach out to us if you have a different kind of trash can. We are always looking for ways to modify our setup to work with other trash cans. 

 How often should I have my cans cleaned?

  • It is recommend to have trash cans cleaned every month to stay on top of the foul smell and bacteria, however you can have Canitizers do them monthly or one-time cleaning depending on your own comfort usage levels and budget. 

 Why Does It Cost More For A One-Time Cleaning?

  • It costs more to do a one time cleaning because cans that are not cleaned regularly are harder to clean, taking more time & using more resources. With the other plans, we recoup that initial cleaning cost over the terms keeping the price per cleaning lower.