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Flies, maggots and bin smells

Advice and guidance on how to avoid getting maggots in the refuse bin

Flies want to lay their eggs directly on waste food and therefore the presence of maggots would indicate that they have been able to lay their eggs on food in the bin, or in the kitchen before it was placed in the bin.

There are some measures that can reduce the likelihood of getting maggots:

Other tips

An internet search will reveal other possible remedies which you may wish to consider. The following have not been tested by the Council and are provided as information, not recommendations.

How do I get rid of maggots?

If maggots do get into your wheeled bin, most of them will go when your bin is emptied.

For more information please email or call 01329 236100

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