How to Make Your Own Garbage Disposal Tablets - DIY

You walk into your house and BAM! You are hit with that horrid smell! What is it? You sniff around trying to figure out where that smell is coming from. You feel like you are playing one of those hot/cold games. Hot, hotter, boiling hot... you got it!
It's your garbage disposal!
Even if you run it often, it may still smell bad after a while. Just like other appliances, garbage disposals need to be cleaned every so often.
For a quick fix that freshens, cleans, and deodorizes your garbage disposal, these DIY garbage disposal tablets are are just what you need . Learn how to make these homemade garbage disposal tablet treatments with ingredients you most likely already have at home. Sure, you could buy some of these recommended garbage disposal tabs discounted on Amazon, but you can save even more money if you make garbage disposal cleaner at home. It takes just a few minutes to mix up a batch.
What you need to make your homemade garbage disposal cleaner:
An ice cube tray or muffin pan
Various citrus and or citrus rinds cut in small pieces
White Vinegar
Optional essential oils
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Check out these easy DIY garbage disposal tablets!
Combine citrus, citrus rinds, essential oils, and vinegar in ice cube trays. Then freeze.
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Suggested materials:

  • Vinegar
  • Citrus
  • Essential oils
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  • Teri McGinn
    on Sep 16, 2017

    You can and should grind ice in your garbage disposal. Along with cooked chicken bones. This helps to keep the "teeth" sharp. Don't put egg shell peels, or vegetable peels, that can clog it.
    • Wandamurline
      on Jan 20, 2019

      And do NOT put celery in the garbage the strings will clog it also

  • Hazelp
    on Jul 19, 2018


    I'm inspired by this project. I will try it out at home.

    Thanks for sharing the tip.


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