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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?

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Re-design (author)2010-05-10

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.

NachoMahma (author)2010-05-11

.  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.

orksecurity (author)2010-05-10

It also helps to get folks in the habit of compressing stuff before they toss it in.

RavingMadStudios (author)2010-05-10

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.