310-573-WASH (9274)

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Palisades Pitstop © 2019

15233 1/2 La Cruz Drive

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Open 7 days 8am-5pm

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Bin cleaning history – from UK to L.A.

Many people don’t know that standardized bin collection has been the norm in the United Kingdom since the 1990s.



Though commonplace today in major cities across the globe, the UK was one of the first in the world to regulate trash collection in this manner.


Before long, keeping these standardized trash bins sanitary and odor-free became an inevitable problem to arise. Bins are over sized and can be a nuisance for homeowners to clean on their own.


The UK quickly saw a need for trash bin cleaning trucks, which are currently a standard of living there, rather than a luxury.


Los Angeles to follow suit


We are confident that Los Angeles, as a leader to the rest of the country, will quickly catapult trash bin cleaning services into the larger US market.


Some highlights of Los Angeles’ commendable lead in trash management are:


  • In 1985, Los Angeles became the first city in the U.S. to pilot recycling initiatives

  • California Law (AB 939) required all counties and cities to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfills by 50% by the year 2000, which the city surpassed

  • Los Angeles is the largest city in the country to create a commercial franchise agreement for trash collection

  • Through our recycLA program, LA is expected to achieve a landmark 90 percent landfill diversion rate by 2025, allowing other major cities to use the program as a blueprint



Los Angeles’ sophisticated infrastructure programs collect, treat, recycle, and dispose of the solid and liquid waste generated by the nation’s second largest city of more than 4 million residents.


The benefits of these efforts are economic, environmental, and social. They help sustain the quality of life we enjoy.


Palisades Pitstop is confident that on-site trash bin cleaning will be the natural next extension, as had occurred in the United Kingdom.


And we are certain that the rest of the country will follow our lead!


Process of our garbage can cleaning truck



The process can be broken down into three easy steps:


  • After trash, recycling, and compost bins are emptied, leave them curbside and we come right to your home

  • Our fully automated trash bin cleaning truck lifts your bins onto the truck and pressure washes them in 190-degree water

  • Bins are left disinfected, sanitized, and deodorized, ready for you to stow away until your next cleaning


Watch our garbage can cleaning truck in action here!


The benefits of using our trash bin cleaning truck service are that we are:


  • Convenient

  • Sanitary

  • Eco-friendly


Flexible scheduling allows for tailored plans for all needs


For the most effective results, we strongly recommend having our garbage can cleaning truck come on a regular basis, such as monthly or quarterly.


We serve all of Los Angeles


Our trash bin cleaning services the Greater Los Angeles area.


We currently serve 16 communities and are quickly expanding.


New customers can conveniently sign-up online or by calling 310-573-WASH (9274).


You are also welcomed to stop into the car-wash to sign up in person.


Please do not hesitate to call with any questions- we look forward to serving you!

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