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Trash Compactor Maintenance Tips

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Cleaning

You need to thoroughly clean the interior of your trash compactor on a regular basis. We recommend that you 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.

Bacteria can grow on the inside of your trash compactor. For temporary odor control between cleanings, use a deodorizer on the interior of the compactor.