How Do You Sanitize a Garbage Can?

Your garbage bin can harbor germs and bacteria that can cause unpleasant odors and even lead to health issues, including foodborne illnesses. Cleaning and sanitizing your trash cans are important chores that should be done on a regular basis. The good news is that this task can be accomplished on a budget and without the need for expensive cleaners or toxic chemicals. The key is to regularly wipe down your trash can and use a disinfectant spray every time you take out the trash. This simple step can help keep your family healthy.

Garbage bins are dirty places, filled with spoiled food, napkins, tissues and other waste that can leave a sticky residue on the inside, back and bottom of the garbage can. These surfaces can become a breeding ground for dangerous germs, especially if there is a leak and the food or napkins are left on the surface for a long period of time.

A clean and sanitized trash can is essential for keeping your family healthy. But cleaning and sanitizing your trash cans is not an exciting task, and it’s easy to let this task fall by the wayside, especially if you have children in the house.

This article will outline how do you sanitize a garbage can so that you can eliminate unwanted odors, germs and bacteria in your home and keep your family happy and healthy.

Begin by removing all of the contents from your trash can and wiping down the inside and outside of the container with a disinfecting wipe or cleaning spray. Wipe down the inside of the lid and rim as well, making sure that all areas are cleaned. Leave to air-dry before placing a new bag in the can.

Stainless steel trash cans are particularly hard to keep clean, but you can make things easier by cleaning them on a regular basis. A damp microfiber cloth can be used to remove any lingering grime, and a drop of grease-cutting dish soap can help remove stubborn spots. You can also mix water and baking soda to form a paste, which is mildly abrasive but won’t scratch your bin. A small amount of this mixture can be applied to the inside of the garbage can with a nylon brush or clean microfiber cloth and scrubbed to remove stuck-on residue.

Once your garbage can has been sanitized and the odors have been eliminated, roll it to a place where you can get it within reach of your garden hose. Spritz the can with your multi-purpose cleaning spray, making sure to cover all sides and surfaces, and allow it to sit for 30 seconds to sanitize or two minutes to disinfect. Wipe it down, rinse thoroughly with the hose or showerhead and allow it to dry completely before putting a new bag in the can.

Keeping your TuffBoxx Kodiak garbage can or other metal trash can clean is simple and inexpensive with these easy steps. By using the right cleaning products and techniques, you can have a shiny and fresh trash can that eliminates unwanted odors, kills germs and bacteria and prevents mold growth.