I got in the door one day recently when suddenly the smell hit me. Onions. Not the smell of onions cooking, which I love, but just the smell of raw onion … rotting. Yukky! So I had been cooking with an onion and I took the peel, just a small amount of raw onion and tossed it into the kitchen garbage bin. Big mistake. Because I recycle a lot I put my garbage out only once a week. The problem is that if there is something in the bin that is stinky, then it stinks up my apartment. That’s another problem. The windows here are so airtight that there is poor circulation unless I deliberately remember to open a few windows every day. I swear I could fart on a Monday and I will be reminded of it on Friday! Getting back to my onion problem. I discovered that if I sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of baking soda into the garbage bin, the odour problem goes away.