Tuesday Tips & Tricks: A Less Stinky Kitchen Garbage

Where we live, we have four types of waste: garbage, green bin, recycling and outdoor (home) compost.

Our system works like this:

Under the kitchen sink we have an indoor recycling bin, a lined green bin and a garbage.

In the garage we have four (count them 1,2,3,4) recycling bins, a green bin and a garbage bin.

The green bin tends to be the stinkiest one in the house, as it is where we put all of our food scraps (and disposible diapers when used). It typically gets emptied, tied up and tossed into the garage once a day (thank you hubby for often doing this job!), but there are times, especially in the warmer months, where the smell is still overwhelming. This is not a smell that you want in your kitchen!

So, we have a trick that has been working well for us!
  1. Sprinkle some baking soda into the bottom of the green bin.
  2. Fold up a couple of pieces of newspaper and line the bottom of the green bin.
  3. Green Bin
  4. Put a compostible bag liner inside the bin.
  5. Green Bin
  6. Enjoy a less stinky kitchen!


  1. That's a really great tip!! The stinky compost is a huge deterrent for hubby in having that in our house.

    Thanks for linking up with comment love. Time to link up again :)

  2. Good tip! I must look for those bags

  3. Thanks for the tip, going to try it out! (Judy Cowan)


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