Even though I always use a liner (garbage bag) in my kitchen garbage can, it still ends up icky sometimes, especially on the bottom.
There is a nice little tool that works really good for reaching down to the bottom to scrub with...
Yes, it's a toilet brush! A new one that has never been used in a toilet!
Just add some hot soapy water, and if you prefer, a dash of bleach, and scrub away.
The long brush makes the job so much easier! Rinse the garbage can thoroughly and let dry completely.
Having the right tool makes a nasty job so much simpler.
Keep your kitchen garbage can brush separate from your bathroom brush!
I hung mine on the inside of the kitchen sink cabinet.