On some occasions we have talked about the cross-contamination of food and the danger it poses for consumption and sanitation in the kitchen. Another focus of dirt and infection in kitchens is the area corresponding to garbage. I mean the trash bin and surrounding area near the kitchen sink.
The organic waste contained in the garbage bin makes it a perfect place for millions of microorganisms, most of them causing disease, to proliferate at will. Once infected the cube we have the other actor in the movie, the human being. With your hands, clothes, etc., it is an ideal transport for these microorganisms. And the infection can reach the whole kitchen, contaminating surfaces, utensils and food.
To neutralize this risk keep the trash can covered, clean and disinfected. And the cabinet in which this bin is located must also be disinfected, and, remember, it is not enough to clean it half heatedly. If it is not disinfected with water and bleach, the danger of contamination will not be gone.
Under normal conditions, a domestic kitchen generates more than a kilo of garbage per day composed mainly of organic matter; paper and paperboard; Glass and plastics. Some of this garbage can be pulverized by a kitchen waste grinder, although some of it can’t be.
Remember to clean and disinfect your sink with care, particularly the garbage disposal as that’s where all the bacteria passes through. Another essential precaution in kitchen waste disposal is when handling the trash bag, to thoroughly wash your hands . The goal is not to contaminate with them other points of the kitchen and the house, nor the food when we throw them out.