Raccoons are, in many ways, the ultimate garbage thieves. They’re sneaky, fast, and they have those unnerving opposable thumbs. They even look like nature’s bandits, what with their little black masks. Raccoons rely on their much-vaunted burglary skills to make it through the winter every year. If you’re not careful, they could end up relying on burglarizing you. Now, it might not seem like that big a deal to let raccoons sneak into your garbage. The problem is, raccoons rarely stop there. Like any burglar worth their salt, raccoons push their luck. If they get into your dumpster, eventually they’ll come after the can in your garage. You don’t want raccoons hanging around in your garage. They’re kinda scary up close. Here are four ways you can burglar-proof your garbage can this winter to keep raccoons away.