Start-up Cleaning Concept Hits Downtown Columbia.

Tidy Up Bins!

Now serving Kings Grant, Gregg Park, Lake Katherine, Shandon, Heathwood, and Forest Acres!

Posted by Tidy Up Bins on Friday, June 9, 2017

You may have heard about the latest innovative service going around some of Columbia’s Downtown neighborhoods. If you’ve heard about….Awesome! If you haven’t, I’m glad you’re here and check out the video above.

Here’s what’s what: Subscribers to the program get a text message reminding them to leave their herby-curby on the street on trash day. Tidy Up Bins comes to your house, turns your nasty trash can upside down on an innovative trailer, and blasted at 2000 PSI at 200 degree temp. The water used is reclaimed and taken to a water reclamation plant to be properly dealt with.

Why is this awesome? The answer is two-fold:

1. By default, the hurby-curby is the grossest loose item on a property. It’s a large vessel of a funky, putrid, and rancid cocktail of bugs, maggots, bacteria, and all kinds of dead stuff. Further, these grody containers are often domiciled at a convenient place, as in, an easily reached and well-traveled area (think kids and pets).

2. It’s inexpensive.

The concept of Tidy Up Bins may not be for everyone. That said, when I throw a cost/benefit analysis on it, I’m going to give it a try. After all, our herby-curby sits in an uncovered spot all week long and is often not properly closed and exposed to whatever nature puts in it. Further, I don’t have the water pressure to get any real funk out and even if I did, the water run-off and/or bleach or applicable cleaning product would ultimately go in a neighbor’s yard or into the storm drain.

Check them out at or call 803-873-9300. Tidy Up Bins currently serves King’s Grant, Gregg Park, Lake Katherine, Shandon, Heathwood, and Forest Acres.

One of my good buddies who is well known as a serial entrepreneur, master of customer service, and one of the hardest working folks I know, Drew Hampton, partnered with Tidy Up Bins founder, Jordan Loewen, to take this local business to the next level. I’m proud and excited about their new venture!

We’ll be signing up in the next couple of days and I’ll let you know how it goes!

Thank you!!!

Franklin Jones


  1. Jacque Mostafa says

    It’s great to see people with such drive! Good luck

  2. Jacque Mostafa says

    “Young people” left the most important part out

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