How to get rid of smell from kitchen trash?

  • The trash is a handy appliance that helps keep things clean and tidy in the kitchen. However, it can become a problem when it starts to smell due to spoiled food or other bacteria that increase after time causing disagreeable odors.

    Is there any easy way to get rid of garbage disposal odor from the trash in the kitchen?

    Probably the same as from the refrigerator, plugged in or not.

    buy a smaller bin, empty it more often...

    Compost everything you can instead of throwing it in the trash.

  • Jon

    Jon Correct answer

    6 years ago

    According to this article titled "how to get rid of trash can smell" it is not an easy task.

    Recommended to get rid of the odour listed in order of effectiveness

    • Cleaning up the trash can with soap and water, using a hose outside, leaving the can in the sun to dry. Sunshine will kill the microorganisms that cause that trashy smell.

    • Use Charcoal The article suggests some chunks of charcoal in a small area will absorb the smell.

    • Baking soda also a good absorbent of smell in a small area.

    The article gives some suggestions for masking the scent at the source, which might be answers to the OP request for something quick and EZ.

    Trash Can Smell Masking

    If you can't beat them, hide them; that's the whole idea behind perfumes and some such products, isn't it? The methods below basically mask the smell with another more powerful odor rather than remove the smell, so you should be sure you are going to be happy with the result.

    • Vanilla Essence: Pour several drops of vanilla essence on a couple of cotton wools. Toss the cotton wools inside the confined spaces nearest your trash can. Leave them for several days and you will notice that the area smells nice, or at least smells nicer.

    • Lemon or Lime Peels: Just put some lemon or lime peels into an uncovered container and leave them inside the confined area for a couple of days. The citrus smell will naturally replace the bad trash can smell.

    • Mint Extract: If you favor neither the smell of citrus nor vanilla, you can perhaps use mint extract instead. Pour several drops of mint extract on a couple of cotton wools. Toss the cotton wools inside the confined space and leave them for a couple of days.

    • Coffee: Ground coffee has a nice, crisp natural aroma. Just put about a cup of ground coffee in a flat, uncovered container. Place the container inside the confined space for several days. If the bad smell is extremely horrible, put more ground coffee. The area will smell of fresh coffee for many days.

    • Tea: If you don't like coffee, you can use tea bags instead. Just place 2-3 tea bags inside the confined space. The tea leaves in the bags will not only absorb the trash can smell but will also release the natural aroma of tea.

    • Orange peels: Get an orange and poke it with a sharp object like a needle or fork to form small holes. Place each of the cloves inside these small holes until most of the orange surfaces are covered. It may look like a hedgehog with the cloves jutting out of the orange fruit. Leave it in the confined area for a couple of days. The area will smell nice with the said combinations.

    • Pandan Leaf: It is easy to get pandan leaf in tropical countries as it is widely used in Southeast Asian cooking to add aroma to dishes. Its pleasant aroma also acts as natural air freshener. Just take a few strips of the pandan leaves and tie them into knots. Place the leaves inside the confined space and leave them until the leaves are withered or dried up. Replace the leaves regularly until the trash can smell goes away.

    TYPO: Instead of soup and water, try soap with water.

License under CC-BY-SA with attribution


Content dated before 7/24/2021 11:53 AM

Tags used