Reducing Trash Can Smells

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April 13, 2010

Reducing Trash Can SmellsWhen having shrimp or fish, to deal with the smell of peelings, shells, bones, or cleanings afterward put the peeled shells or bones in a plastic bag and seal before throwing in your garbage. This will help to control the smell until you can take the garbage outside. It will also help keep the friendly neighborhood animals from making a mess of your garbage can.


By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

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February 22, 2011

An inexpensive way to keep a room smelling fresh is to spray the plastic garbage liner in your waste basket with a room or body spray. The scent will linger for a long time!

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February 11, 2010

To keep the can and the garage smelling nice, I buy those little car air freshener trees, and tape one to the inside of the trash can lid, with packing tape, by the string. Makes a world of a difference in the odor that greets me when I open up my garage door!

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May 24, 2011

I put a scented fabric softener sheet under every trash bag and inside of the bag, too, for the trashcans in my house. It seems to really help not only the trashcans by absorbing odors, but seems to freshen the air in the room, too!

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June 27, 2012

Save your cereal boxes or cake mix boxes and use them to scrape your food off your plates in when cleaning kitchen or doing dishes. That way if your trash starts to stink before you can get it outside to the trash, all you have to do is remove the box, and take it out.

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July 8, 2012

Wait; don't throw that empty microwave popcorn bag in the trash! After popping the corn, fold the empty bag flat and store them till you need one.


Use it instead to put smelly trash items in to keep from stinking up your house.

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April 23, 2012

We tend to buy more tea, rather than use up what we have, but we can't give it away because the package is already open. So instead of throwing it out, pour some of the dry loose tea inside your smelly garbage can.

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July 2, 2013

Keep your kitchen trash can fresh and sweet every time you open the lid! Just squirt your favorite room freshener inside the lid and enjoy for days, even between bag replacements!

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July 23, 2010

How do I get rid of the rotten smell in the wheelie bin (garbage bin)?

By Jan62 from Netherlands


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First washing it out w/baking soda should help a lot. I drilled holes in the bottom of mine this allows fresh air to circulate and placed a layer of newspaper on the bottom (replacing when necessary).


In between trash pick up I hose the can out and turn upside down until I use it.

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July 27, 2010

I live in the country and don't have a disposal. I bag up my "stinky" stuff every day and take it to the dump once a month. In the meantime, I don't like to keep it in the house, so I put it in a double bagged can out on the porch.

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