How to keep raccoons out of the trash?
Shirley from Huntsville, AL
We live in Florida and our Community backs onto a conservation area where racoons live.
We are principally a vacation renting community and therefore trash cans are placed curb side most days of the week.
Racoons patrol for food every night , over turning the trash cans and littering our streets with unhygienic household waste.
Our Home Owners Association have found a very simple device for securing the lids of our cans,.
It comprises a spring fastener, attached to the can wall by a bolt and nut, and an anchor bolted to the lid.
It was shown to our waste collection company, Waste Management, "THINK GREEN" who have approved
I put my can curb side and now see that the raccoon no longer topple it, but look and walk on by because he knows he cannot get in.
We don"t have strewn trash anymore.
If any one would like more information please e-mail me at: flgerald AT earthlink.net