A Bubula Steel Diaper Pail was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions are that of Baby to Boomer Lifestyle.

The Bubula Steel Diaper Pail

We haven’t had a baby in the house for over 25 years, so why would we need a diaper pail? Because diapers aren’t the only household garbage that’s stinky and would benefit from the features, a Bubula Steel Diaper Pail offers. In our home, our odorous waste is created by puppy potty pads. We use them on our senior dog’s bed to catch her “accidents”.

Wrap up the pad dirty diaper-style.
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Wrap up the pad dirty diaper style.

We go through so many potty pads in a day that a few months ago I shopped for a covered garbage can that could contain them. I purchased several on Amazon.com, but when they arrived, I discovered their lids were not sealed, so they allowed the smell to leak. I returned them and finally settled on a low-cost plastic can  I bought at Target that had a pop-up lid. I liked that I could open it with one hand because I’m always carrying my dog or her bed at the same time. This cheap alternative worked better than most, but it wasn’t long before the spring fell off, and the lid no longer popped up. Worse, when I opened the lid to add a new pad, the stench it released was overwhelming.

Press the top of the disposal chamber
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Press the top of the disposal chamber

The result was that we had to dump the pail daily which meant we were using a lot of garbage bags. I considered buying one of those diaper pails that uses specialty bags that are twisted after each diaper is deposited in an effort to help keep the stench at bay. But the cost was prohibitive, and I’ve smelled them at the home of my niece – they don’t work at trapping the ammonia smell of wet diapers. But when the Bubbula became available, I knew it was the perfect answer for us.

Add the puppy pad (or diaper) into the chamber
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Add the puppy pad (or diaper) into the chamber

What’s Different about the Bubula Steel Diaper Pail

What’s different about the Bubbula is that it’s almost entirely from steel and aluminum, so it’s durable, and odor resistant. The pail uses any standard tall garbage bag (10-13 gallon), so there are no expensive specialty bags to buy. Plus, it seals the smell inside by using a 2-part disposal system.

Press the button on the top of the can to open the bottom of the chamber - it's gone!
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Press the button on the top of the can to open the bottom of the chamber – it’s gone!

Just press lightly on the top of the can to pop open the cover to the disposal chamber. The folded potty pad (or diaper) is placed inside, then by pressing on the large lever on the back of the can, the bottom of the chamber is opened, and the diaper drops into the bag inside. That means the dirty, smelly pad goes into the garbage bag without letting out any of the stinks from the older ones.  Plus since the size of the can is so large (27.4 x 14.3 x 14.3 inches), a week’s worth of dirty pads can be disposed of quickly and easily.

The interior of the Bubula can
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The interior of the Bubula can

The can is well designed and has a safety lock to prevent curious little fingers and so that it stays sealed in the event it gets knocked over. It could also be used for dirty cat litter though the top would have to be cleaned when the garbage bag is removed. Still, that’s a small price to pay to have stinky litter sealed and ready for the trash. Or for any area of the house that needs a secure garbage can that’s safe from dogs.

The Bubula Steel Diaper Pail is pricey, but you’ll save by not having to buy specialty bags, and it’s a can that will last a lifetime. It’s available in several colors including purple, sage, pink, white and silver, white, and blue. The Bubula Diaper Pail is available at diapers.com, amazon.com, Babies “R” Us, buybuy baby, and giggle.

What stinky garbage do you have that would benefit from a Bubula Steel Diaper Pail?