I need to find a way to compact the garbage in my kitchen garbage can???

No one in my family will push the garbage down into the can and I end up with a bag that looks full, but is mostly air. Having a ramming stick of some sort seems like a logical answer but it would soon get covered with garbage and start to stink...?
Any help with suggestions would be greatly appreciated?

Re-design7 years ago
I just use the bag/can liner to compress the stuff.  I started with a clean can and always use a thick bag/liner to the pickup person doesn't spill what's in the can.  Then as it fills press is down using the bag as protection from the "gross" stuff inside.
NachoMahma7 years ago
.  I just use my foot, but I put very little wet stuff in my garbage. If your garbage tends to be wet then Re-design and RavingMadStudios have good ideas.
orksecurity7 years ago
It also helps to get folks in the habit of compressing stuff before they toss it in.
Here at House Raving, we use our hands to manage the bins, unless there's something very nasty in there. Then we use our hand with a plastic bag over it.