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For too long have the lawns of Torontonians been strewn with garbage, their composts ripped to shreds by vicious claws. As a result, Toronto's major has declared war on a bold adversary: the raccoon.

City of Toronto unveils new 'raccoon-resistant' green bin


Katie Jones
Digital Reporter

Friday, April 10, 2015, 12:53 PM - For too long have the lawns of Torontonians been strewn with garbage, their composts ripped to shreds by vicious claws.

As a result, Toronto's major has declared war on a bold adversary: the raccoon.

In a battle that has been waged for decades, the City of Toronto hopes to launch a new tactic in cutting off the main food source of the area's most notorious nightcrawler.

On Thursday, Mayor John Tory unveiled a new and improved green bin, said to be 'raccoon-resistant.'

A surveillance video screened for the public showed a raccoon easily breaking into current versions of the bin -- but unable to crack the new and improved model.

"We are ready, we are armed. We are motivated to show that we cannot be defeated by these critters," said Tory.

The new bins are taller and more stable than previous models, capable of holding more waste as well. The container is said to be impenetrable, resilient to the crafty wiles of the furry neighbourhood pest.

Residents could see their old bins recycled and replaced by 2016, if approved by city council.

SOURCE: CBC

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