What does it mean when you smell garbage? Trimethylaminuria is a disorder in which the body is unable to break down trimethylamine, a chemical compound that has a pungent odor. Trimethylamine has been described as smelling like rotting fish, rotting eggs, garbage, or urine.
What causes the smell of garbage? Bacteria and Microorganisms. When food begins to decompose, microbes start to multiply and feed on that decomposition. These microorganisms consume your trash to get nutrients while also releasing chemicals. This process can add substantially to your bin’s foul odor.
Why does my house suddenly smell bad? If you have ever noticed a musty smell in your home, there’s a good chance that you have mildew or mold growing somewhere inside. Mold is one of the most common sources of smells in the house, and it can grow in many places but is most common in damp areas, especially the basement but also bathrooms and kitchens.
How do you neutralize the smell of garbage?
- Sprinkle a ½ cup of baking soda on the bottom of the bin to absorb any unpleasant odors.
- In place of baking soda, you can also use a scoop of cat litter as a deodorizer.
- Dryer sheets are another great odor absorber and can give your trash bin a fresh scent.