Frequently Asked Questions

Dirty totes are full of bacteria creating a health hazard to family members and pets. Some of the bacteria types that can be found in dirty bins include E-Coli, Listeria and Salmonella.

Why should I have my totes cleaned?

There are many great reasons to have your totes cleaned:

  • Dirty totes are full of bacteria creating a health hazard to family members and pets. Some of the bacteria types that can be found in dirty bins include E-Coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
  • Dirty totes attract animals and rodents such as mice, voles, rats, and raccoons just to name a few.
  • Dirty totes attract insects such as wasps, flies, hornets and bees.
  • Dirty totes are a fantastic breeding ground for maggots.
  • Dirty totes create foul odors that invade family spaces such as your yard and garage and can even spread into your home.

What if GreenLight Tote Sanitizing is not able to clean my tote due to extreme weather conditions, street closures or other circumstance?

You will only be charged for cleanings that take place. If our services are disrupted, whatever the reason, you will not pay for the cleaning. We will contact you and set up another time to complete the service.

Will my tote get cleaned if my collection day falls on a holiday?

We follow the exact same schedule as your waste and recycling pickup. If your tote is not being emptied on a particular day, we will do the cleaning at another arranged time.

How do you recycle your water?

Our cleaning system keeps the water we use at a temperature high enough to kill all bacteria. The water is then reclaimed and goes through a filtration system.

Will the cleaning process make a mess on my driveway?

Our mobile cleaning system positions your tote so that it collects the waste water created during the cleaning process.

What if I cannot be home during the scheduled cleaning time?

You don’t need to be home for us to clean your tote. The tote should be left curb side until we have had a chance to clean it, otherwise, please have it in a plain view and in an accessible location.

Can I cancel my monthly/bi-weekly service at any time?

Yes, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can cancel your service and your outstanding balance will be refunded, minus a cancellation fee.

Can I schedule a one-time cleaning?

Yes, one-time cleanings are available.

Are one-time bin cleanings more expensive?

One-time cleanings require individual scheduling and billing. They also require more attention and labour than continued cleanings.

Residential Tote Cleaning

Resident Tote Cleaning

We wash, sanitize and deodorize all Residential Totes and Cans. This process kills 99% of all germs and bacteria and will leave your totes smelling fresh.

Commercial Tote Cleaning

Cleaning bins for Commercial Businesses

Regardless of size, we will clean your Commercial Organic Totes and Cans on-site where they stand.
There is no mess and no fuss.

Pressure Washing

Greenlight Pressure Washing

Our Pressure Washing Service is perfect for keeping your home or business property sparkling clean.
GreenLight is equipped with the  newest tools of the trade.