If you have ever had your trash can turned over by dogs, raccoons, foxes or other critters you will appreciate a dog or other animal proof trash can. Nothing worse than having to clean up after that mess! If you have this problem then you will need a dog and raccoon resistant trash can.
One of the featured garbage cans will even prevent bears from gaining entry so they are pretty tough!
I like the idea of the animal proof tough cover that prevents the lid from being blown away and will prevent most critters (probably not bears) from getting into your trash. It is also very important to have rodent proof garbage cans as rats and mice are everywhere humans live and you don’t want them getting into your trash.
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Animal and Dog Proof Outdoor Trash Can
Dog and animal proof garbage bins that will keep these animals from tipping over your trash cans and getting to the garbage inside. Using a strap that locks in place it is possible to animal-proof your existing trash can. These are a great product idea as it will save you from having to buy a completely new can. As they can be fitted without any handyman knowledge they are also quick and easy to install. Another advantage is these straps keep the lid securely in place so it can’t blow off in high winds.
Wheeled Trash Can Lock
If you own a wheeled trash can there are locking devices you can buy to fit on the lid. This will prevent most smaller animals (not bears though) from getting into the waste, and creating a mess. Also, it will prevent other people from putting their trash into your bin, a problem for some people that have shared service areas.
Raccoon Proof Outdoor Storage for Trash Cans – Racoon Proof Containers
Raccoons are cute but if there appeal soon wanes if they constantly get into your trash can. The mess this creates can be horrendous as the rubbish is strewed about the place. What a horrible job to have to clean up. This is going to make you want to dog proof your trash cans.
Ideas to Hide Garbage Cans Outside – Trash Can Enclosures
Garbage bins are necessary but they can be very unsightly. If you want a nice neat and tidy yard then consider hiding the bins inside a garbage shed. This also has the added advantage of providing an area that could be critter free.
Trash Can Lid Clamp – Critter Proof Garbage Cans
Here are some more ideas for keeping those pesky critters out of the trash.
How to put a Lock on a Garbage Can
One way to keep the critters out is to put in a DIY lock to a garbage can you already own. Here is a great tutorial that shows you step by step a quick and easy way to secure your garbage can lid. This uses minimal tools that most homes already have.
How to Build a Wooden Garbage Can Holder
To add another level of security to your garbage it is a good idea if you have the space to keep your trash bins in a wooden enclosure. It also has the benefit of keeping your rather ugly garbage can out of view. Let’s face it no one wants to look at trash cans when using the yard for relaxing, and entertaining.