Odor control isn’t limited to indoors. Cleaners also need to concentrate some of their efforts outside, particularly in and around dumpsters.

Deodorizing granules help reduce dumpster odors and keep pests away. Products typically last for up to a week. Spray chemicals can also be used to wash dumpsters, helping to remove odors.

To prevent odor problems, cleaning crews should always bag the trash before placing it in dumpsters.

These same tips also apply for other garbage areas, including compactors and trash chutes.