The invention of the mobile refuse bin-cleaning machine came about as a result of a number of the public complaining about how difficult it was to wash the 240L refuse bins after the Municipality had emptied it. It was found that not only was it a dirty, smelly job but that there was also a tremendous waste of both water and cleaning chemicals. Even with a lot of time and “elbow grease”, the bin would never become completely clean. Kleen Bin then decided to invent a machine that would take care of his problem. After many trials and errors, a working proto type was built.
Once the proto type was developed and fully functional, we approached a patent lawyer who immediately saw the potential and began the patent process, which has subsequently been approved. Patent Number 98/10084.
The pilot operation was launched in Cape Town in 1997 and has since grown with 60 Franchises being opened to date.
In the times in which we are living, a healthy environment has become a priority. Kleen Bin (Pty) Ltd has made it our business to contribute towards this goal by putting ourselves in the position to professionally clean, disinfect and deodorise refuse bins. A bin cleaned by Kleen Bin is left free from harmful bacteria and noxious smells, substantially reducing potential infestation by flies and maggots after each visit.
Through a combination of water under pressure and cleaning detergents, the patented mobile Kleen Bin machine is able to clean up to four bins at one time. It operates by spraying a strong jet of water, mixed with the detergent into the bins, which are mounted upside down on the frame of the machine. This has proven to be a very efficient and effective means of cleaning soiled refuse bins. It has further proved cost effective as the machine filters and uses recycled water. Only SABS approved and M and L Laboratory Services (Pty) Ltd. tested, biodegradable detergents are used during the cleaning process, which ensures that the environment is not damaged during or after the cleaning process.
We provide a professional service which differentiates us from our competitors
Kleen Bin provides franchisees with the following support:
– Management Training with regards the simple, yet effective control systems.
– Access to information and advice.
– On-going research and development.
– Corporate Signage.
– Centralised Buying.
– Full Operations Training.
– Local advertising, where appropriate.
– Further development and marketing strategies.
Potential franchisees must have communications / marketing skills and be interested in a cleaner and better environment for all.
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