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Old 07-16-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Didn't know where to put this sorry in advance if I missed the correct section. My 2 big trashcans for city pickup are starting to smell so bad. Any ideas what to spray in there to make them a little better. Thanks.

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How large? Can you use a hose and wash them out?

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They are 96 Gallon. Tad too big for me to reach all the way in without crawling in.
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Until you rinse out whatever is making them stink I am not sure that adding anything will help. If you have something dreadful rotting in there you are going to end up with rodents or maggots on top of all else. You might look online or in the phone book to see if there are people with truck mounted steam cleaners that do residential work? I know they do restaurant trash containers. I see them all the time around here.
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I never even thought of steam cleaning. Gonna call a few around town to see if any do that kind of work hopefully wont be that much to get it done. Thanks for the idea really appreciate it.
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get a deck brush (you can use it later for washing your patio/garage floor/ etc....) add in some hot diluted bleach water and scrub away. At least thats what I would do.
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get a deck brush (you can use it later for washing your patio/garage floor/ etc....) add in some hot diluted bleach water and scrub away. At least thats what I would do.
Basically......that^......

First, give them a good general rinse......then fill about 1/3 the way with water and the toss in about 1 qt of bleach along with soap. Amona might work even better than bleach....or do both (not at the same time) Let it sit over night.....or longer.....

Dump....give them a good scrub with soap and a brush....rinse....let dry with the lid open.

Or you call the trash co and ask them to replace them.
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Remember, the OP said they were too big for him to handle without climbing inside. I doubt he can fill with liquid and tip them to drain either if they are large?
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Remember, the OP said they were too big for him to handle without climbing inside. I doubt he can fill with liquid and tip them to drain either if they are large?
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It's just your basic 2 wheeled roll it to the curb with a lid garbage bucket. The smaller ones are 60 gallons.
Use a pressure washer if you don't have a long handled scrub brush and a powerful hose to spray it out with.
I clean ours that way easily.

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Didn't know where to put this sorry in advance if I missed the correct section. My 2 big trashcans for city pickup are starting to smell so bad. Any ideas what to spray in there to make them a little better. Thanks.
Are they like this one?
http://www.trashcansandmore.com/RUB9W22GY-RMC4071.html

That is similar to the ones I have and I just tip them down with the lid flipped open and do them with the pressure washer. When I'm done I usually spray a little bleach/water mix in there but a pine cleaner or lysol disinfectant would work as well.

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