Wild animals don't know the difference between food that's good for them and a meal that can harm them. One way we can help wildlife from harming themselves is to make our trash as unappealing as possible. According to the Humane Society of the United States, one way to do that is to make sure all recyclables are rinsed out to remove all food remnants and odors. Animals like skunks can get their heads stuck in containers in search of food. Also, be sure any plastic food wrap is rinsed and then placed inside another container inside of the trash can; food wrap can be ingested when animals think it's food, so make it impossible for them to get their paws on it.