How long b4 critters find our tasty treats on garbage day?

How long b4 critters find our tasty treats on garbage day?

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:27 AM
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Really,??? No one had had a critter dig in those plastic or paper garbage bags, really??? In Orlando reports are different, maybe they have tastier garbage and theirs are in garbage cans that bears have found.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:41 AM
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I will never understand why residents don't use their garbage disposal for "garbage" instead of throwing it in the trash.
I'm not speaking about things like corn cobs or steak bones -- only food items that can be ground up.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:33 PM
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Never had any problems for 5 years, until our neighbor installed a bird feeder.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:41 PM
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How long b4 critters find our tasty treats on garbage day?


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We leave tasty treats at end of driveway. Racoon loved our garbage until we changed to garbage cans. Have you had critters visiting you?
I'm guessing more then 15 years going on my experience here.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:44 PM
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Haven't had any critter problems in the 8 years we have lived in the villages. And we put our trash out at night. Bonita.
Neither have we, and we put it out at night as well. Also, when we had our welcome meeting, we were told if we put out a garbage can, the haulers would take the can along with the garbage. It seems TV is very serious about not having garbage cans.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:44 PM
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This year the most beautiful beach in the US is voted as Kailua Beach in Hawaii. In the Spring last year there were huge “icebergs” of trash, mostly plastics that washed ashore making the lovely Kailua beach look like a garbage dump. Killing the Honu sea turtles, the endangered Nene ducks that thought the plastic was food. Some of the debris was from the tsunami that effected Japan a while back. Many volunteers worked on the beach. Even children could be seen digging for cigarette butts, collecting them by the bagful, to clean the beach.

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Old 06-11-2019, 09:58 PM
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I had crows poke holes in a bag a couple of times in nine years.

I put organic waste that can't go in the disposer (like those absorbent pads in packaged meat) in a bag in the freezer until trash day. I only need to take out the trash every other week, though, which is too long for organic materials to marinate in the kitchen garbage can.

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Old 06-12-2019, 01:12 AM
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I fear what will happen is that TV will stop picking up the recycling and instead tell us to take it to our designated recycling center. That means the back of one of our cars will be bursting at the seams with recyclables until "someone" takes it to the center.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:25 AM
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Was told up north that the black bags are less attractive to crows than white ones. Seemed to work there and here too. BTW, crows remember easy pickings and will develop a route over time.

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Old 06-12-2019, 11:10 AM
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5 years and no critter issues here. We put it out the night before.
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