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limitdiy 07-30-2009 11:05 PM

Suggestions For Cleaning Outside Garbage Cans?
 
Any suggestions for cleaning outside garbage cans?
I heard you should sprinkle borax at the bottom of the cans to kill the bacteria/mold that causes the smell.

Ron6519 08-01-2009 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by limitdiy (Post 308831)
Any suggestions for cleaning outside garbage cans?
I heard you should sprinkle borax at the bottom of the cans to kill the bacteria/mold that causes the smell.

I was hoping that one day this issue would come up.
Please keep me updated.
I used to sprinkle Jean Nate in mine, but my wife told me to stop the crazy stuff.
Ron

Scuba_Dave 08-01-2009 08:44 PM

I leave them outside w/covers off
Heavy rains usually do a good job
Usually we only use one, so we switch off

gregzoll 08-02-2009 08:06 AM

Tide powder soap, with plenty of hot water. Then make sure that the bags have no moisture in them. If they tend to collect water, put a couple of drain holes in the bottom to let the water drain off.

vsheetz 08-02-2009 11:56 AM

I give them a good hosing. next fill them with water and let them sit for a day or two with a goodly bit of dawn dish wash soap mixed in. Then empty and give them another good hosing.

Blondesense 08-02-2009 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 309570)
Then make sure that the bags have no moisture in them.

I think this is the secret. I use whatever is handy to clean them, then let them thoroughly air dry before using them.


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