When wild animals become habituated to eating human garbage, it can have deadly results. In addition to being incredibly unhealthy for them, trash-eating critters can be deemed “nuisances” and put to death.
Make sure your garbage is secured in such a way that wildlife cannot access it. Based on where you live, this might be as simple as getting a latching lid or as complex as constructing a “bear box.” But please take this seriously. Lives are depending on it. ❤🐾