Using ClO2 To Remove Odors In Trash Containers &
Trash containers and closed dumpsters that contain kitchen waste and
other materials that are prone to producing bad smells can be treated
long term with chlorine dioxide gas. It not only controls the odor but
kills most of the bacteria that causes the smells as well. The only
requirement is that the container be closed most of the time to contain
the the ClO2 gas.
The size of the container and the amount of air leakage are the determining
factors in choosing the size of the deodorizer pouches. As an example,
a 30 or 50 gallon garbage can with a tight fitting lid will require
only a 5 gram slow release pouch to control the odor for up to a month.
A garbage can with a loose fitting lid will need a 10 gram pouch. A
dumpster with a hinged top and 1 or 2 side access doors will need a
25 gram or larger slow release pouch. Additionally, the users of the
dumpster need to be instructed to close the doors after use, if they
wish to have a garbage disposal facility that does not smell bad.
Waste Containers (Trash cans, etc.):
Tear open the foil packaging pouch prior to use and remove the 5 or
10 gram deodorizing pouch. Attach the pouch to the side of the container
with double sided tape or duct tape (so that the pouch does not get
thrown out with the garbage). Do not pierce the deodorizing
pouch attaching it to or removing it from the container! Each
pouch will produce ClO2 for up to 1 month.
Refuse Containers (Dumpsters)
Tear open the foil packaging pouch prior to use and remove the 25, 50,
100, or 200 gram deodorizing pouch. Using double sided tape or duct
tape, attach the pouch to the side of the dumpster in an area where
it will not be torn off but the trash being dumped out of the container.
Do not pierce the deodorizing pouch attaching it to or removing
it from the container! Each 50-gram pouch will treat a closed
160 cubic foot container for up to 1 months The effectivness in large
trash containers is completely dependant on keeping the containers doors