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Old 02-28-05, 06:23 AM
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Throwing out meat?

So I cooked some chicken the other day. I cleaned it first and trimmed off all the fat. I tied it up in a plastic bag and put it in the garbage can in the garage with the lid shut. One day later, the garage reeks. The garbage doesn't go out until Wednesday. Solutions?
Old 02-28-05, 06:47 AM
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Put it on a plate and stick it in your neighbors backyard and take pictures of it every week or so for your website.

What was the name of that site again?
Old 02-28-05, 06:55 AM
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My ex-Mother in law always takes stuff like that to other trash cans. When she goes to the market she takes any shit like that and dumps it in the Market's courtesy trash cans in front. They get dumped frequently and it doesn't end up stinking up her house.
Old 02-28-05, 07:21 AM
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*Move to a colder climate. My garage is colder than my frig. Not a problem this time of year.

*Use Ziplock freezer bags. Thicker plastic, better seal, maybe the stink won't get out.

*Keep it in your frig or freezer until garbage day, then throw it out.

For your present stinky cans, pour in 1-2 ounces of bleach, put lid back on.
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Did you also tie up the packaging the chicken came in? If not, that may be what reeks.
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My dad use to sprinkle baking powder over meat before he threw it out. It neutralizes the odor.
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
Did you also tie up the packaging the chicken came in? If not, that may be what reeks.
put the scraps back in the package and tied it all up in multiple plastic bags
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I guess fowl odor knows no boundaries. (insert rim shot here)

Personally, I put my chicken scraps down the garbage disposal in the sink.
Old 02-28-05, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Venusian
Solutions?
Don't put garbage in your garage. Move the can outside next time. If somebody steals your trash, BFD, it's trash.

Why keep garbage in the garage anyway? Worried about identity theft or something? Get a shredder.
Old 02-28-05, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Otto
Why keep garbage in the garage anyway? Worried about identity theft or something? Get a shredder.
I do it because raccoons will get into it.

I agree with the "freeze it" solution. Or learn which meats stink when they rot (and chicken is one) and only clean it just before garbage day. Or get a garbage disposal for your kitchen sink.
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I do it because raccoons will get into it.
Sealable lid. One where you can just flip up the handles to lock the thing. Raccoon-proof garbage cans are not too difficult to find.
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Originally Posted by Otto
Sealable lid. One where you can just flip up the handles to lock the thing. Raccoon-proof garbage cans are not too difficult to find.
Even if it stays closed I don't enjoy finding the garbage can rolled down the street that much.

Not to mention what a pack of raccoons can do to just about anything.
Old 02-28-05, 10:36 AM
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its a county provided can that doesnt seal. the reason its in the garage is because of animals.
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Put the meat in a grocery bag and then throw it in the garbage. That's what I do with anything that will stink. It works.
Old 02-28-05, 10:38 AM
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that is what i did...didn't work.


i do have a garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. i've never used it for meats and stuff...I guess it would work..hmm...
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So what do you do when your garbage disposal begins to stink? I have treid ice cubes, bleach, limes.. to no avail.

Maybe I will do all at once.
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I always triple bag stuff like that and hope for the best.
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Originally Posted by Otto
Don't put garbage in your garage. Move the can outside next time. If somebody steals your trash, BFD, it's trash.

Why keep garbage in the garage anyway? Worried about identity theft or something? Get a shredder.
Homeowner association rule violation

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So what do you do when your garbage disposal begins to stink? I have treid ice cubes, bleach, limes.. to no avail.
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Originally Posted by jon-w9
So what do you do when your garbage disposal begins to stink? I have treid ice cubes, bleach, limes.. to no avail.

Maybe I will do all at once.
A lime always works for me. Generally I put it in corona bottles first, and then remove it to grind them up. Works well.

But yeah, I dispose of meat in the disposal. Works fine.
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Originally Posted by bralph
Homeowner association rule violation
Yet another reason not to buy property in an area with an HOA.

HOA = instantly lowers the value of the property as far as I'm concerned.
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bury it in the backyard
Old 02-28-05, 01:10 PM
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why would HOA care about what i do to my disposal?


so the disposal seems like a decent idea if people have been doing it. why would it stink? Does the meat get stuck in it?
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Originally Posted by Venusian
why would HOA care about what i do to my disposal?
I dunno. They wouldn't I'd guess. I think you've confused two different threads of discussion here.

so the disposal seems like a decent idea if people have been doing it. why would it stink? Does the meat get stuck in it?
A disposal works by having this metal plate in the bottom with teeth on it. When that spins, the food is forced into the wall of the disposal, where teeth there chew it up. The shredded material falls through holes around the walls and gets dumped in the drain pipe.

Like all drainpipes in your house, it has to have a U trap on it. The purpose of the trap is the prevent sewer gases from coming back into your house. However, food chunks can get trapped in there as well, and also bits of food can remain around the side of the disposal. You can run a lot of water at once to clear the trap (if it's not clogged up totally), but the small amount of food in the disposal is not as easy to get rid of, because it's a bit inaccessible to the water you're running in there. Running through something that will kill germs and such helps reduce the smell of tiny particles of rotten meat, essentially. The smell only comes from the germs.

Another way is to block the disposal and fill it with water. Some disposals have a valve underneath them that can close the drain pipe. Most don't have this, however, and you can add one to the outlet pipe if you're into plumbing. Anyway, then you can fill the thing with water and turn it on to spin wash the sides. Works pretty good to clean the insides off, but for the most part you usually don't have to worry about this sort of thing. Just dumping my limes in there from my Coronas always does the trick for me. An occassional lemon when it gets bad would work better, probably.
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doh. i see the HOA was about leaving the trash out
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I always put stuff like (chicken, beef, shrimp shells, fish) that in a zip lock bag and put it in the freezer with "trash" written on it. I put mine in the garbage can the day of pickup. The climate I live in is not condusive to leaving stuff in the heat.

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