Yeah it’s a dirty job – but someone needs to do it. As I sat there watching a homeowner take a scrub brush and bucket of bleach, vigorously scrubbing away at their trash can – I knew there had to be a better way. As the filthy, bleach water ran down the street (and subsequently into the storm drains) – I knew that there was a need for an easier solution.
European inspiration. Such is the case with how One Clean Can began. Until I started researching solutions to the problem – I had no idea that trash can cleaning was an incredibly booming service in Europe. Health hazard studies on roll-away trash cans (called wheelie-bins in UK) and the desire to keep homes germ-free created literally an industry. But would it work here?
Was I crazy for seeing a need? I own an exterior cleaning company called All-Clean in the Portland area and we have been specializing in window cleaning, pressure washing and SoftWashing for over 38 years. I polled over 400 of my existing customers asking them if they would be interested in this service. The response was overwhelmingly positive!
One Clean Can is born. After building a custom truck with the ability to reclaim all the dirty water (saving our streams!), we rolled out and have never looked back.
Cleaning with Meaning. We are committed to supporting our local community and charities. For every can we clean, we give an average of $1 back to charitable organizations.
Brandon Vaughn, Founder