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At Countryside Sanitation we specialize in trash pickup in Lenoir and Pitt County and we know more than most how stinky trash can get. You might think that it’s unavoidable. Yes, no trash can is going to smell like a fresh garden but there are some key things you can do to make it smell better. Here are 3 hacks we’ve learned over the years.

1. Reduce Smell with Pet Deodorant

You don’t necessarily need fancy trash bags to get rid of the funk. You can add a spray of a natural pet-odor deodorant to suppress bad smells without adding nasty chemicals to your indoor air. In addition, you can also try sprinkling baking soda on top of kitchen scraps to eliminate odor. By doing those two things, you can seriously lower the trash smell in your kitchen.

2. Try Composting

We may specialize in trash pickup, but we are big fans of composting. It’s a great way to minimize the volume of  kitchen garbage by composting your organic waste. For tips on how to start your own compost pile, check out the EPA’s guide to doing it safely. Starting one can not only help the environment but give less organic waste to create that awful smell.

3. Make a Trash Cleaning Schedule

The leading reason trash can stink is all the residue from past trash loads is causing. Make sure to clean all garbage cans, especially Countryside Sanitation provided bins, once per month. You can use any all-purpose cleanser to do this. There’s no need to shell out for an anti-bacterial formula. This easy move to clean will reduce or even eliminate odor.

How Else Can Trash Day Get Better?

Beyond smell, an easy way to make trash pickup happen in the most convenient way for you is to partner with Countryside Sanitation. No matter the size of the trash load, whether you’re commercial or residential— we can arrange the perfect pickup for your life in Pitt County. If you want to get started, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.