Well, I did get an answer by way of e-mail regarding the cleaning of the 5400 Autobins in the City of Winnipeg. Apparently very few of them have been cleaned. Apparently the large majority of the Autobins in the City of Winnipeg do not warrant cleaning as they are not dirty. Apparently the only ones that are really dirty and in need of a cleaning are the ones that have dead animals in them.
The AutoBins are sanitized when requested by a resident or when we we have removed something particularily odiferous (like an animal). There has never been a schedule to sanitize all 5400 bins and the vast majority have never been cleaned as they don't smell.
We really enjoy your blog as we share many of the same feelings about AutoBins that you do.
Keep up the good work!
Manager of Solid Waste Services