This summer, I moved off campus. As such, it was the first time in my life that I had not had easy access to a covered trash. I then learned why covered trash bins exist: if the trash is covered, then pests can't get into it and procreate. Also it smells less and trash bags are expensive, so you can wait a bit more before taking it out.

Since it will be some time before I can shell out the money for the covered bin I want, I decided to make a stop-gap solution in order to curb the fruit fly problem I've been having. I also set out bait to make an attractive alternative, and since using this trash bin for two weeks, the problem is much less. I might be able to hold out much longer and then be able to make the new bin purchase without feeling like I can't eat! (I'm setting aside pocket change each week until I get to my target goal. Old-school style)

Step 1: Recognizing You Have a Problem

The first step to this is considering how "classy" you want to get. Would you like a rad piece of cardboard and string rigging your trash, or would you like flies? Everyone has different classiness thresholds.

If you would like to proceed, please gather your supplies:

Duct Tape
Handle (mine was from a broken plastic storage box. get creative, you have to drag it with your foot)
Round basket/trashcan thing (punch holes if yours does not already have them. Violence in controlled amounts works well) Needs to have at least two holes on opposite sides of the base.

To begin, take out your current trash. You may also give the bin a clean while at this stage. Punch holes if necessary.
Go Back to Campus<br><br>You have probably graduated by now. Frightening. But your parents would have done better keeping you on campus. H
My parents do not control where I reside, and even if they did, we could not have afforded the expense of on-campus housing.<br><br>I'm glad my trick to keep flies from copulating in my trash for a few weeks while I saved up for a covered trash can moved you enough to comment. <br><br>Please subscribe for more &quot;There, I Fixed It&quot; redneck style hax on an infrequent basis.

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