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How to Prevent Critters away from Trash Bags

Litter is a problem that can be found in many communities. It can be unsightly, and it can also be harmful to the environment. There are a number of things that can be done to prevent litter from escaping trash bags.

One important step is to secure the bags closed using a knot, twist tie, or other method to keep refuse contained. This will help to prevent litter from blowing out of the bags or being knocked out by animals.

Another helpful tip is to place bags at the curb just before 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection day. This will give the bags less time to be exposed to the elements and to animals.

In addition, you can also place a paper towel soaked with ammonia inside the bag to help deter animals. Ammonia is an effective method for repelling rats, raccoons, opossums, and other small animals with its pungent smell.

Finally, it is important to use bags that are of sufficient strength to move materials from curb to collection vehicles without tearing or spilling. Bags that are too weak can easily tear, spilling their contents onto the ground.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent litter from escaping trash bags and keep your community clean and beautiful.

Here are some additional tips for preventing litter:

  • Recycle whenever possible.
  • Compost food scraps and yard waste.
  • Dispose of trash properly.
  • Pick up litter when you see it.
  • Educate others about the importance of litter prevention.

By working together, we can make a difference and keep Irving litter-free.

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