Husband-and-wife team find The Woodlands ideal for their custom bin-cleaning service, Blazing Bins

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Blazing Bins’ process includes cleaning and sanitizing trash bins using 190-degree water and eco-friendly products. (Courtesy Blazing Bins)
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Richard Shubin cleans a pair of trash bins with the company’s custom truck. (Courtesy Blazing Bins)
Following 16 years of military service, Spring resident Richard Shubin said he was struggling to find employment before he eventually decided to work for himself, leading to the October 2018 creation of a trash bin cleaning service he owns and operates with his wife, Chasstidy Shubin.

“It was a new concept and very successful in other areas,” Chasstidy said. “We took a leap and created Blazing Bins. We had a truck specially made for this.”

Blazing Bins operates as a remote business and, rather than having a physical address, takes appointments primarily in The Woodlands area, but it also services parts of Tomball, Magnolia and Montgomery after recently expanding the business.

Freshness matters

Chasstidy said most customers use Blazing Bins services on a monthly basis. The business focuses on both cleanliness and sanitation, as the trash bins are loaded up into the company truck and cleaned with 190-degree water and eco-friendly products.“It’s not cold water, and the products stay in the truck, so they don’t go in the yard for kids or animals to track back in,” Chasstidy said. “A lot of our customers are excited about the fact they can store their trash cans in their garage, especially in The Woodlands.”

Chasstidy added the cleaned trash cans are less likely to attract insects and mice as well.

“We get rid of maggots all day long,” she said. “We go above and beyond for our customer service, and we genuinely care about our customers.”

Despite ongoing public concerns about health and safety due to the coronavirus, Chasstidy said the business has not had to change the way it operates because they are germ-conscious by nature. To keep themselves safe, the Shubins wear and change gloves at every new house they service, and they use clean and sanitized towels to dry the bins when they are done cleaning. Richard said he also wears long sleeves and multiple masks on his neck and face to ensure germs do not get on him.

“When people throw out their raw chicken, that’s salmonella. [If] you throw out animal waste or your kid’s dirty diaper, that’s fecal matter sitting in your trash can in the heat and just growing,” she said. “People just look over that and just don’t think about it.”

Recent expansion

Until mid-July, Blazing Bins was only a two-person operation, though Chasstidy said operations have been expanding beyond just Spring and The Woodlands area due to word of mouth from frequent customers.

Because of this, she said they have now added a second truck, a full-time employee and a part-time employee as needed.

“We’re really excited,” Chasstidy said. “The best part is the other guy we hired is a veteran as well, so it’s really cool to be able to give back.”

The Shubins have expanded their services as well. Aside from residential bin cleaning, they also can service business dumpsters and offer variety of pressure-washing services.

“Richard is certified and insured to do any kind of pressure washing or soft washing,” Chasstidy said. “We’ve done homes, roofs, gutters, fences, basketball courts. ... You name it, we have done it.”

Looking to the future, Chasstidy said it is important people know a business like Blazing Bins exists.

“When your trash bins begin to smell, that’s bacteria,” she said. “People have their homes cleaned weekly, but they never think about their trash cans. There are so many benefits, from peace of mind to health concerns.”

Blazing Bins

By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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