Keep Raccoons Out of Your Trash Can Using Bleach
What you'll need
1 – Apply cap full of bleach to top of the trash can
This will only keep the raccoons away from the trash can for several hours. However if you know when the garbage men are coming, you only need an hour or so.
2 – Reapply
Reapply the bleach as needed. You can use larger amounts when your trash can will be out for a longer period of time—like weekends or holidays where there’s a trash-pickup delay.
3 – You’re done!
Raccoons should be repelled by the bleach and leave your garbage alone.