1Maintenance tips for your trash compactor
A trash compactor is a home appliance that conveniently compresses garbage and recyclables to reduce the amount of space they use in a home. It also reduces the frequency of garbage removal by homeowners.
Monthly, clean out your trash compactor. Use a bacteria-fighting cleaner and/or degreaser to clean the ram (the platform that presses down on the garbage) and any other part of the compactor that comes into contact with the garbage.
3Replace the filter.
If equipped, replace the charcoal air filter once or twice per year. Follow the owner’s manual for specific instructions.
Because you put food waste into it, bacteria can grow inside of your trash compactor. For temporary odor control between cleanings, spray the interior with a germ-killing deodorant/disinfectant.