When wildlife rummages through your garbage, it can be more than just a nuisance -- wild animals can choke, get trapped and die. To help them, it's key to make trash as unenticing as possible and nearly impossible to get into. To wildlife-proof your trash bins, start by minimizing the odors. That means rinsing non-recyclables and placing food scraps inside old plastic bags or containers that you plan to toss. You can also use bungee cords: Wrap them around trash cans to keep the lids on tight.