Trash Can Deodorizer Air purifier

While we don’t advise getting rid of your trash can anytime soon, if you’re looking for a way to reduce the stink in your bedroom, dorm, or nursery, this odor-eliminating air purifier is the way to go.

When we first tested air purifiers three years ago, we loved the GermGuardian AC5300—and still do. However, it’s expensive and doesn’t come with a night light. If you’re on a budget, you can still get the same clean air without breaking the bank.

This purifier was the least expensive out of all the ones we tested. It’s also compact and easy to move around, making it a great pick for those who live in small spaces. The purifier is small enough to fit in a child’s bedroom without taking up too much space.

As it’s an air purifier and not an air cleaner, this product won’t eliminate large particles like dust and pollen. But if you’re looking to improve indoor air quality without emptying your bank account, this is our top pick.


Compact and easy to move around 80%
Long-lasting 70%
Easy to install 63%


Doesn't eliminate large particles like dust and pollen 85%
Limited availability 69%
Limited ingredient information 60%

Trash Can Deodorizer Air purifier FAQs

I don’t know where to purchase refills (the manufacturer’s website does not seem to list them), but you can reactivate the filter by placing it in the sun for a couple of hours. Advertised as lasting up to 12 months this way.
Maybe a couple of hours.

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