Everybody with a trash can outside their home wants to know the proper way to utilize it. After all, it's one of the things you should be doing to keep your house in pristine condition. Garbage can maintenance may seem like a chore, but it's worth it in the long run. In order to assist you in maintaining it, I have included some advice below.
Always Keep Things Clean
One of the greatest ways to protect your family from potentially dangerous diseases is to keep the garbage can in good condition and clean it frequently. A garbage can's worth of bacteria is a breeding environment for mold, which poses a risk to the health of people with compromised immune systems.
Eliminating garbage odors is another benefit of keeping trash cans clean. You may be subject to fines or even jail time if you fail to empty your can once a week, as is the case in several localities. Rats and dogs looking for food in the trash might be a concern if you live in a city.
Soap, bleach, or a mix of hot water and white vinegar are all effective ways to disinfect many waste receptacles. The cleaning section of most supermarkets will have the necessary products.
Using a mix of disinfectants is the most efficient strategy for cleaning your trash can. Online stores have disinfectant sprays that may be used in a variety of settings. Cotton balls soaked in essential oils can be placed in the bottom of the container to soak up any leftover aromas.
Stay Away from Compost That Lacks Oxygen
You should know how to prevent anaerobic composting if you compost in a trash can. When there isn't enough oxygen in the compost, a process called anaerobic composting takes place. What this suggests is that anaerobic microbes are doing most of the decomposition. Both methane and carbon dioxide are produced by these microorganisms, both of which contribute to global warming.
Composting in an anaerobic environment is inefficient. Decomposition time is lengthened. It's also less wasteful of nutrients than aerobic processes. Moreover, it may be odorous. The solution to these issues is to aerate the compost.
The use of an aerobic composting system is preferred since it is more efficient and less labor intensive to maintain. Both home compost bins and commercial food digesters can be used.
Around one-third green materials and two-thirds brown materials make for a balanced compost pile. Brown materials are porous, so air may easily move through the compost. You shouldn't put anything with a high fat content or any kind of meat in your backyard compost bin.