Deodorize Those Trash and Compost Bins!

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Here’s how to do it and, in keeping with the spirit of the program, do it green:

1. Remove all material that may be stuck to the bottom of the can, and place in a compost bag.

2. Mix equal parts white vinegar and baking soda (and if you like, a bit of lemon juice) in a large bucket of warm water.

3. Dip a long-handled scrubbing brush into the solution and start scrubbing inside and out. Don’t forget the lid!

4. When the scrubbing’s done, apply more of the cleaning solution and allow it to soak for a good ten minutes or so.

5. Put your garden hose on a high-pressure setting and rinse thoroughly.

6. Allow to dry for the rest of the day in the sun.