Trash Service Brings Trash Cleaning to Jefferson City
C&C Bin Service offers a new type of business in the Jefferson City area: mobile trash cleaning.
A more common commercial sector in Europe, where around 75% of residents use it, trash cleaning is gaining ground in the United States, especially in St. Louis and Kansas City. The service sees the bins cleaned and deodorized to remove residual germs, bacteria, bugs and more that linger even when the bin is gone, leaving lingering odors that are usually difficult to eliminate, especially in the summer months.
C&C owners Corey and Jessica Braun heard about the emerging industry from their family in Texas and decided to venture into the business themselves, and the opportunity to provide a unique and safe option for cleaning up an often forgotten part of daily life piqued their interest.
“We thought that was so interesting, so we did some research and put some numbers together and decided that would be a great service to bring to Mid-Missouri,” Corey Braun said.
The business, which started in mid-May, is a true family business: Corey and the couple’s son, Cody – the company’s two namesakes – operate the cleaning truck, which drives around homes after their trash has been collected to pressure wash, sanitize and deodorize the wheeled bins in an environmentally friendly way using pressurized water. The couple’s daughter even helped them set up a TikTok account to share satisfying videos of the process, from time lapses to slow-motion cleanups.
The response has been enthusiastic so far, with residents marveling at how clean the bins are after just one cleaning and the difference it has made to the smell. The couple said there were also plenty of people who enjoyed watching the process, which sees a hydraulic arm lift the bins up to the colorful truck and let high-pressure water clean the bins inside and out. ‘outside.
The couple even have a contract with Jefferson City Parks and Rec to clean up their public trash cans, ensuring a healthier, cleaner environment for those who take advantage of the city’s recreational options.
Service is available to residential customers in the Jefferson City, Holts Summit and Wardsville areas on a one-time, monthly, bi-weekly or seasonal basis. The plan is to operate from March to December.
The couple said they also plan to expand their services to commercial dumpsters in the near future.
While there’s also been a lot of interest outside of the community, the team said they wanted to start with the community they know and love first.
“That’s where we want to focus and have an impact, because it’s not just a company cleaning things up; it can really make a difference,” said Jessica Braun. “We’re cleaning out trash cans in parks right now to help keep them clean and safe so families can go and enjoy the community. That’s really why we’ve kept the ties tight. That’s where we wanted to have our impact.”
Learn more about C&C Bin Service and explore pricing options at candcbinservice.com
Boulevard Nutrition soon to open
Those looking for quick and healthy snacks in Jefferson City will soon have a new option with Boulevard Nutrition.
Dominik and Chandlar Vlk, a couple who own similar nutrition businesses in multiple states, are expanding their reach to the capital in the near future. The store will feature healthy energy drinks packed with vitamins and antioxidants, meal replacement shakes, protein coffee, sports nutrition and healthy smoothies for kids.
“We thought Jeff City needed something quick, easy and healthy,” Chandlar Vlk said. “It’s the perfect place, and we can’t wait to start serving healthy meal replacements and energy drinks.”
The couple, who co-own the business with Allison Durrett, said the team were delighted to open the doors to customers in early September once their final inspections were completed.
“If you want something quick and on the go when you’re busy or at work or something, all around is that kind of fast food and unhealthy options,” Dominik Vlk said. “So we’re trying to introduce a new healthy fast food option. Lots of people are on the go, and this will give them an opportunity to stop and grab a replacement shake and try to be a bit more healthier than other options in town.”
Boulevard Nutrition will be located at 2111 Missouri Blvd. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates on the company ahead.
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