The Trash Buddy is an innovative product specifically designed to secure your standard city outdoor garbage can lid. Trash Buddy creates a raccoon and dog proof trash can that not only keeps trash in, but those smelly odors in as well. Even if wind blows your garbage can over, the Trash Buddy will keep the contents from spilling. Want to open the lid all the way? No problem! Simply take 2 seconds to unhook the bungee cord from the bracket. Trash Buddy only takes about 10 minutes to install, and still empties at pickup time! Trash Buddy is proudly designed & manufactured in the USA with the highest-quality, UV-protective materials!
Find the CENTER of the can lid using the installation tape, back to front (including handles/hinges).
Mark 2" BACK (towards handles) from center of lid. The mark should be approximately centered from left to right of lid.
Now rotate the installation tape to drape across lid from side to side.
Align the "Center of tape" line on the installation tape with the mark made from step 2.
Attach FIXED BRACKET to one side of the can using (2) bracket screws.
TIP: For ease of installation, tape the ends of the installation tape to can. Tear off after installation is complete.
Attach 3 HOOK BRACKET to the other side of the can using (2) bracket screws.
TIP: You can use the marks on the installation tape as a guide
Attach the safety bracket to the top of the lid within 3–5 inches of the edge of the lid, on the same side as the 3 hook bracket.
WARNING: Never use without the safety bracket securely installed
Attach the loose end of the Trash Buddy cord onto the desired hook to determine tension.
CONGRATULATIONS! Your Trash Buddy is now ready to use!
No. The Trash Buddy is designed to come undone when your garbage can is tipped completely upside down.
No. Most of the time, you will be able to open your trash can lid with little effort when adding garbage.
Yes. The Trash Buddy was designed for this. When properly installed, Trash Buddy is dog and raccoon proof, and should keep most other animals out as well.
1 Trash Buddy cord, 6 bracket screws, installation tape, and a 3–Hook bracket.
For light weight garbage loads, attach end to the first hook. For medium weight loads, attach end to the second hook. For Heavy or over-the-top loads, use the third hook on the 3–Hook bracket.
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