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Cleaning Commercial Garbage Cans

Q. I have noticed foul odors from the restaurant garbage cans. What can I do?

A. You can soak and scrub the empty garbage cans with Alcojet®. To remove long standing odors a couple rounds of cleaning may be required. After which, routine preventative maintenance can be implemented. Here is a basic recipe:


  • Add 2/3 cup of Alcojet® detergent to 4 gallons of warm/hot water.
  • Using a long-handled scrub brush, dip the brush into the Alcojet solution and scrub inner walls of the garbage cans.
  • Let solution sit for 10 minutes or longer.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
Published: March 22, 2023
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