How to Clean a Trash Can



Learn how to clean a trash can and get trash can cleaning tips to help banish foul smells. Pine-Sol can help keep your trash can clean.

  1. Step 1 Pour a little Pine-Sol® onto a cloth or paper towel.
  2. Step 2 Wipe down your trash receptacle inside and out.
  3. Step 3 Rinse with water, and you’re done! Better, right? Remember to throw on some gloves — sometimes it’s better to be safe than pretty!

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander