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No matter what kind of life you’re living or where you’re living it, you’re always going to have some kind of waste that needs to be removed from your home. Whether it’s old food products, dirt and debris, or even hazardous material that’s bad for the environment.  To that end, you should keep your trash organized into recyclable, compost, and waste material.  Today we’re going to be talking about some products that will ultimately help you keep your van clean (and smelling good) by allowing you to properly store waste ready to be disposed of and even ways to dispose of wastes while on the road.

 

7) Coghlan’s Pop-Up Trash Can

If you intend on staying in an area for a while with your van, it may be a good idea to set up an outdoor garbage bin so that you don’t have to keep all your garbage inside your van! By doing so, you can keep your home smelling clean while preventing any unwanted insect invaders that may come in looking for your old food bits. The Coghlan’s Pop-up Garbage Can is a great way to take your garbage pail with you on the go while not taking up too much space transporting it everywhere you go. You don’t need to litter to get by when living your van life, It’s possible to store your garbage in this container until you reach a dumpster where you can safely dispose of the waste products. 

 

6) Recycle Bag Separate Bin Waterproof Waste Baskets Compartment Container

Taking the idea of a foldable garbage bag one step further, you can also get one that allows you to easily separate garbage based on HOW it can be disposed of! The Happy Sale 3 in 1 Garbage bag can be used to separate your garbage into plastic, paper and cans! By doing so, it can save you the time of trying to separate your garbage later on and allows you to more easily help the environment by properly sending your waste to the correct recycling plants. The bag can also be folded when not in use and is easy to transport and take with you when you don’t need it. It’s also waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about keeping it outside to get cleaned off in the rain or for when you don’t want to keep your garbage indoors! 

 

5) QUARKACE Car Trash Can, Leakproof Car Garbage Can with Lid

There are more ways to have a garbage can for your van life, even if you can store one outside of your van due to a number of various circumstances. If you need to store a small garbage inside your van or maybe just need a secondary garbage container, the QUARKACE Car Garbage Bin is a perfect solution. It can be securely fastened in place in your van and will act as a small bag in which any garbage can be placed. It can be sealed up and fitted with a disposable plastic bag if needed. It’s a great way to store and eliminate odors from potent garbage materials. 

 

4) Car Trash Bag – Portable & Waterproof 

If you’re looking for an easy way to store just a few small items before dumping them into a trash bin or dumpster nearby, then the Freshline Car Trash Bag is perfect for you. This small sized bag is very cheap and well made, making it perfect for those who only need a secondary waste storage bag. This will certainly not cut it as your main way of storing waste products, but it does help make your van cleaner by placing them around your van for convenient throw away spots. 

 

3) Stormate Collapsible Garbage Bag Holder

The Stormate Collapsible Garbage Bag Holder is a great way to get a full sized garbage bin in for you van! As the name suggests, this holder can be folded up to make space in your van while on the go. This is the perfect way to set up a designated spot in your van for all kidneys of waste. It doesn’t need to stay inside your van either. However, if you choose to keep this outside of your van, then you should be ready to have methods to keep the wild animals away from your leftovers and other kinds of waste that could be harmful to them or the environment! 

 

2) Compostable Trash Bags

The Compostable Trash Bags by Unni are a great way to store food waste products without worrying about the bags being littered into the environment. While you still shouldn’t throw these into the woods when you’re done with them, you can rest a bit easier knowing you aren’t adding to the over production of plastic and the pollution that follows! These bags are able to degrade into the earth after a time, making them perfect for storing food for disposal, as any animal that tries to get into the bag later on will not be harmed by the plastics! 

 

1) EPICA Stainless Steel Compost Bin

The Epica Compost Bin will keep your leftover food products from going to waste! You can simply toss whatever foods you aren’t going to be able to use or finish into the bin and be able to make a nice compost with what’s left. This bin is great for those who hate to waste food and want to use it in any way possible. It requires some cleaning and care for it to really work, as well as knowledge of composting. Be sure you know what you’re in for before going on to buy such a product! 

 

Wrapping things up…

Disposable waste doesn’t always have to be a hassle to get rid of. As we’ve talked about, there are ways to break down and reuse certain products as a fertilizer.  It’s important to know which kind of products can and can’t be left outside as some of them are not biodegradable even when you may think they should be. With that being said, disposable waste can be a much smaller issue for you if you take the time to do the research on the products that you buy. Making an effort to buy products that are only biodegradable will make waste disposal much easier for you in the future.
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