Cleaning the garbage can regularly is essential to keep it hygienic and free from germs, and eliminate bad smells. Here's how to clean the garbage cans effectively with simple natural remedies.

Garbage cans are often a source of unpleasant smells, even if, due to the waste sorting, this problem mainly concerns the wet waste bin, which must be cleaned and sanitized often to keep it free from germs and bacteria, as well as from unpleasant smells. To do so, just follow the simple guidelines and use effective natural remedies, which will help us keep the garbage cans clean. Here then how to clean and sanitize the garbage can thus avoiding the proliferation of bacteria and bad smells.

How to clean garbage cans? Advice to wash and sanitize them effectively

Every time you empty the garbage can, rinse it with lukewarm water, using a sponge dedicated to this operation; in this way you will remove dirt residues. Then proceed with a deeper cleaning and prepare a solution with half a liter of water, 1 glass of vinegar and 3 drops of tea tree oil; the vinegar will perform a sanitizing action, while the essential tea tree oil will disinfect thoroughly in a natural way by eliminating germs and bacteria. Immerse the sponge in the mixture and wash the can without forgetting the lid and the external part. Then pour all the solution inside and let it act for at least 5 minutes. Finally, rinse and dry it. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of hot water and ecological dish soap; insert a part of the solution into the can and shake to remove any residue left on the bottom. Then proceed to wash both inside and outside of the can with the help of a sponge. Rinse and dry it. Dedicate yourself to this operation at least once a month or at least as needed.

There are also some useful tips you can follow to keep the garbage can cleaner; before inserting the new bag just place on the bottom of the can some newspaper sheets that will absorb liquids that can pour out from waste. Another trick is to use two bags, one inside the other, thus creating a more protected barrier. This is the best solution for those who use disposable baby diapers, or in general, it is quite useful for preventing the bag from leaking fluids. Remember that you can use biodegradable supermarket bags, which are the best for wet waste collection.