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Garbage Tips: 3 Simple & Natural Ways To Deodorize Your Trash Can

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You put your trash out for your garbage man or woman to haul it away, but sometimes a foul smell lingers. There are a few commercial deodorizers that may help remove the smell from your home, but they may have questionable ingredients. Do not fret; the following are 3 natural ways you can remove foul smells from your garbage can, and you probably already have the ingredients.

1. Smell-Removing Magic Peels

You might throw your fruit peels away after you eat the fruit, but you may be able to use them to deodorize your trash cans. The following peels contain high amounts of citric acid, which has a strong scent that helps mask malodors. All you have to do is drop a few of the following peels at the bottom of your trash can (before you add a trash bag if you use one). To keep foul smells away, you should replace the peels with fresh ones after they have dried.

You can deodorize your trash cans with the following fruit peels:

  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Clementines
  • Tangerines
  • Mandarins
  • Buddha's Hand

2. The White Powder Might Do The Trick

The next thing you can try is sprinkling a little baking soda into your trash can. This is going to be helpful because baking soda has a neutral pH value. Most smells have a high pH value or a low pH value, which baking soda can quickly neutralize to freshen your trash can.

You can add some baking soda in an old, clean salt shaker, and you can just sprinkle some in your trash can whenever necessary.

3. Use Some Charcoal To Extinguish the Smell

Dropping some charcoal at the bottom of your trashcan might do the trick. The reason charcoal may work is because it contains several surface carbon holes. These carbon holes attract molecules, like the kind that make your trash can smell.

The best thing about charcoal is that it can come in many forms, such as the following:

  • Activated charcoal, which is usually made from roasted coconut shells
  • Roasted coffee grounds
  • Regular BBQ charcoal
  • Roasted peanut shells

As you can see, removing offensive smells from your garbage can be done. And you do not need to use questionable chemicals to do so. Another great thing about the aforementioned tips is that they are pretty inexpensive. You can talk to your waste removal company about other things you can do to remove smells naturally.