Managing nappies

Tips for managing odours

Unfortunately nearly all bins smell, particularly bins containing nappies. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the odour in your bin:

  • Wrap the nappy into itself using the tabs.
  • Seal nappies tightly in plastic bags (you can use scented bags) before placing in the garbage bin.
  • It's not always practical, but where possible, tip the contents of the nappy down the toilet before disposing.
  • Store your garbage bin in the shade and out of direct sun if possible.
  • Make sure your garbage bin lid closes properly and there are no cracks in the bin sides. If your bin needs repairing, call us on 4921 0333 and we can arrange for someone to come out and repair it for you.
  • Consider using odour neutralising products in your bin, including cat litter, crystals or bicarbonate of soda.
  • Reusable cloth nappies have come a long way in the past decade. Whether using them part-time or full-time, they can help to save space and reduce odours in the garbage bin. There are a number of local businesses in Lake Mac which offer information and support(PDF, 1MB).