I know a man who once HAD to wrap chicken bones in foil, then seal them
inside a ziplock bag, then wrap that in newspaper, then seal the newspaper
with gray Duct Tape. Then, and only then, would he put the package in his
trash can. This all had to be done within one hour of finishing the meal.
Last I heard, he was having a relaxing time just sitting, making baskets,
doing abstract paintings, and having an occasional session of electric shock
My solution is, I think, far more common, and definitely much less trouble:
Keep the kitchen wastebasket in the cabinet under the sink where the dogs
can't get at it. When the wastebasket gets full, empty it into the garbage can
in the garage -- where the dogs can't get at it. Once a week, set the garbage
cans out at the street for pickup -- where the dogs can't get at it.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
That's fine if you have the space to do that. ;-) I don't.
I just make sure that nothing desirable to the pets goes into the trash.
It's actually quite simple, and it keeps me from having a smelly trash
Our city does the large dumpster thing. They have those big arms that
come out of the side of the trash truck to pick up the dumpsters that
the city distributes to each household.
Those trash cans are _way_ too large for dogs to be a problem. ;-)
But, thanks anyhoo.
I use a garbage disposer for most food. I do exactly as you described for
many items that I don't want to put in the disposer (bones and fibrous items
such as banana peels, for example). If it will be several days before trash
pickup, I usually freeze those items first and put them in the trash the day
before -- this is East Texas, and it is all-too-easy to attract insects.
Make certain that the drain line from the disposer runs slightly downhill so
that you aren't retaining a little of the drainage in the bottom of the
disposer. Also, be sure you have a trap between the disposer and the drain
line that exits the cabinet or you could get sewer gas coming back through
Me, too. I'm kind of baffled about this whole question. Had
them in my homes and in all my restaurants. Never a problem.
In the normal course of events, I run water down them, often
with a bit of detergent that I've used for cleaning
something. But nothing special and never had to scrub any of
them. My suggestion is to flush it with hot tap water and a
small splash of dish detergent now and again.
I'm with you guys -- mine (Insinkerator) doesn't smell unless I
put something down there and forget to run it, but that's very
rare. The OP may have something really nasty stuck in his. He may
want to try coffee grounds, a lemon quarter, or some ice cubes to
get it out. Per manufacturer's instructions, of course...
I was listening to a local radio station (Cincinnati) and heard a good
tip: pour some baking soda in it once a week and let it spin for a few
seconds. The baking soda will remove the odors.
Todd H. wrote:
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