my trash can is smelly, ucky, poo-poo!!!

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  1. Ted Lee

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    i don't know what the heck i threw away, but my trash-can (the big one that goes outside) absolutely reeks!

    any recommendations on what i can use to de-smellify the thing?
     
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    skunk
     
  3. Eric_L

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    I can tell you how to fix it. It'll cost you about $40.

    Go to home depot, you'll probably find it in the garden section. Look for the section labled 'Trash Cans' or 'Garbage Cans' Buy one that does not yet stink. Bring it home. Voila- fixed!

    THe hard part is throwing out the old garbage can. Took me three tries before they finally took away my old one. I had to cut it nearly in half before they figured out it was trash.
     
  4. Pamela

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    That's too funny. I was thinking of asking the same thing. Mine really reeks. Unfortunately, I just can't go buy a new one. Mine is provided by the city.
     
  5. Kevin Hewell

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    Maybe you could scrub it out with hot, soapy bleach water if buying a new one is not an option. Be sure to wear gloves.
     
  6. Jay H

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    somewhat past midnight on garbage day, trade it with a neighbor you don't like. [​IMG]

    Jay
     
  7. LewB

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    How about some bleach. Put some in a spray bottle and have at it.
     
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    Bleach is good, so is regular laundry detergent.

    You will have to scrub; this is not a spray in/spray out type of thing.
     
  9. Eric Kahn

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    Go to your local Sams club and buy a product called "Odo-ban"
    my father uses it on his outside trash can and it seems to work pretty good

    you could also haul it down to the local high pressure car wash and wash it out if you do not feel like scrubbing it out inside
     
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    May I suggest dumping it from time to time?
     
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    ha...y'all a bunch of comedians! same boat as pamela - this belongs to the city. they may not appreciate me cuttin' it up.

    well, my wife ended up dousing it with febreeze (hey..it was handy). seems to have helped, but i'm doubting it's long-term effectiveness.

    i thought about filling it with water, then dumping a gallon of bleach in there, but we were worried about dumping that into the sewer system.

    man, only at htf can we have a thread about making your trash less smelly. [​IMG]
     
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    Where do you think laundry water (with soap and bleach) goes? Besides, the sewers are full of s**t, it may help. [​IMG]

    I would use a power washer, maybe take it to the car wash if you don't have one.
     
  14. Cameron Yee

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    The combination of a power washer and empty garbage can is making for a humorous series of mental images a la Jon Lovitz trying to stop spraying water from a broken pipe with a cookie sheet in Small Time Crooks.
     
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    I wondered when you'd finally figure out the obvious answer. [​IMG]
     
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    Whatever you do, DO NOT put in bleach and ammonia at the same time. The fumes generated are toxic ! Yes, more toxic than the trash.
     
  17. Jay H

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    Surprised no one thought of Silica, or perhaps if you give me your address, I can send you some Salmon (flavored) cream cheese. How about it?

    Jay
     
  18. Ted Lee

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    only if i can get this thing cleaned by hotties at the mall of america...
     
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    Lew, I assume that you mean together. Used separately those are fine for cleaning garbage cans.
     
  20. LewB

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    Right, I meant at the same time. I edited that post.
     

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