Stinky Dog Poo Bags? Diaper Pail to the Rescue!

Poop bags are a great method for quickly and easily picking up that lovely doggie poo.  I actually have a poop bag dispenser on both leashes, so I’m not having to stuff grocery bags in my pockets for walks.  There is a BIG downside to these lovely bags though…storing them for a week until next garbage day!  That unmistakable poo smell permeates through the garage or trash area making your nose revolt in disgust every time you walk by.  Hot, humid summer days are the worst!

I tried using odor shield garbage bags, spraying Lysol in the can, and attaching stick-ups to the garbage can lid.  Nothing worked. I finally had enough and came up with a brilliant idea…a diaper pail!  If they could contain my niece’s nasty smelly diapers (what does that kid eat anyway), why not dog poop bags?  I set about researching the different diaper pails for their ability to conceal stench, and the Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail came out on top.  I ran to Target and plopped down the $25 plus tax. I have the all white one, but it now comes in white with pink accents too.

Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin - White

From the Munchkin website

The Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin® uses the odor-eliminating power of baking soda, combined with the patented self-sealing system to lock odors away. The pre-filled, vented baking soda dispenser sprinkles baking soda each time the lid is closed and continuously absorbs and eliminates odors even when the pail is not in use. The patented self-sealing system automatically seals the bag when the lid is closed and keeps it sealed when the lid is reopened. The disposable refill bags, each of which can hold up to 25 diapers, shut tight with a snap and can be easily tossed and replaced without cutting or tying. Includes (1) Pail and (1) Refill Bag. Measures approximately 21″H x 11D” and comes fully assembled.

  • Powered by odor-eliminating baking soda
  • Patented self-sealing system seals the bag as the lid closes
  • One-handed use
  • Just Snap, Seal and Toss bags to dispose


I’ve been using this for a several months now, and I can’t believe the difference.   The baking soda dispenser and self-sealing system are awesome!  Even when I open the lid to dispose of another bag, I smell fresh baking soda not poop.  The ONLY time I smell poop is when I take the old bag out of the pail on garbage day.  Even then, it’s not that bad because of the way the refill bag seals at the top.  I love that it’s so simple to use.  No twisting or annoying disposal methods like other diaper pails.  Just put the bag through the opening & shut the lid.  The pail pushes the bag down into the bottom of the pail.  It does such a good job of concealing stench that sometimes I only change the bag when it’s full and not every garbage week (the frugal part of me).  Per the manufacturer’s website, 1 refill bag can hold up to 25 diapers.  That means lot of poop bags!  The pail refills are easy to find and cost $5 – 6 for a box of 10 depending on the store (Target and Walmart seem to be cheapest in my area). I still haven’t had to refill the baking soda dispenser yet after several months.  When that time comes, I don’t have to spend money on a new dispenser. Just open it and pour more baking soda in.  The Muchkin Arm& Hammer Diaper Pail has made my nose happy again!


Posted on May 30, 2013, in Motley Mix, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great idea! Thanks.

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