Making Space In Your Garbage Can

After we started cleaning out our basement, I was blown away with the amount of trash that we came across. There were loads and loads of extra items that we didn't need anymore, and it was really frustrating. I started focusing on making more space in our trashcan, and I was really impressed with how much extra room a few smart moves made. We started nesting garbage items inside of paint buckets, and breaking down boxes carefully. This blog is dedicated to helping homeowners to make better use of the space they have inside of their trashcans. You never know, you might be able to enjoy more free space inside of your home.

Ensuring Your Trash Stays Inside Your Garbage Cans


If you have just moved into a wooded area and you have a residential trash pick-up service remove your garbage, added steps will need to be taken to help keep your garbage in its cans until it can be collected. In rural areas, wildlife can become a risk when scattering your trash around the area if proper garbage containment is not performed. Here are some tips you can use to help keep your garbage from becoming the victim of a wildlife food search.

Bag Trash Appropriately

To help reduce odors from your trash, double-bag your trash to contain it. Sprinkling a deodorizer into each bag before placing trash inside will also help keep odors from escaping through the plastic. If you do not have deodorizing powder or spray available, sprinkle baking soda inside each bag. This will naturally help eliminate odors.

Eliminate Smelly Items

Rotting food is an attractive scent to wildlife as it means they will have a bite to eat if they can rip open the garbage bags in your cans. To help keep wildlife away from your trash, place these food items in a compost pile instead. You can create this in your backyard away from your garbage cans altogether. This can be constructed of chicken wire. When you prepare your meals, set aside any vegetable peels or food scraps for your pile. If you clean out your refrigerator to eliminate leftovers that were not eaten, simply add them to the compost instead of placing them in a trash bag.

Secure Trash Can Lids

When you live in an area where wildlife is present, you will need to make sure the lid stays on each can so trash can not be easily obtained as a food source. Opt for cans with handles that push downward to help keep the lid sealed. If you do not have this type of can, use a bungee cord or piece of twine to help keep the lid in place. Place a brick or large stone on top of each lid to help keep smaller animals from getting inside the cans.

Scare Away Wildlife

The area where you place your trash can be enhanced to scare away wildlife to help eliminate the risk of cans being tipped. Place a few silver items in the area to scare mice and crows away from the area. Hang some wind chimes from a nearby tree to keep animals from getting too close; the sound may frighten them away. Motion detecting lighting can also be put in the area to help scare away intruders.

If you need more help keeping wildlife away from your trash, contacting a trash removal company like City Waste Services Of New York, Inc. may be helpful.


30 March 2016