Recycling Bin Cleaning, trash-can

Recycling Bin Cleaning

Recycling Bin Cleaning: You’ll need something strong for this job, but don’t reach for the bleach. Instead, we’ll harness the germ-killing power of vinegar, the odor-absorbing nature of baking soda, and the disinfectant properties of tea tree oil. Keep this spray handy for sanitizing all of your recycling and trash cans regularly, and do a soak every month or so to keep things from getting out of hand. When thoroughly dry, sprinkle the powder on the bottom of trash cans under the trash bag to absorb odors and spills.


• ½ cup vinegar
• 1 cup distilled or boiled and cooled water
• 20 drops tea tree essential oil

Mix well and shake before use.

To Use: Liberally spray the interior and exterior of your containers. Wipe dry.


• 1 cup baking soda
• 2 cups white vinegar
• 1 quart warm water

Place the baking soda in the bottom of the bin. Add the vinegar and let sit for 15 minutes. Add the water, use a rag or brush to swish it around, and clean areas that aren’t covered by the mixture.


• 1 cup baking soda
• 15 drops tea tree essential oil
• 7 drops lemongrass essential oil

Mix well in a small bowl. Keep in a shaker container.

To Use: Sprinkle liberally on the bottom of trash cans under the garbage bag.

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