When we received our Green Bin, I wondered how this might be so, since the bin's latch was advertised as being Raccoon-Proof(*). Surely a closed lid that could resist raccoons would present an effective barrier to maggots, yes?
Then I come home one Monday, and find this waiting for me:
And it wasn't just us, the entire street (plus the other two streets in the neighborhood I drive through coming home from work) was like this.
(*) == Yes, even though the city paper has video(**) showing this is demonstrably, laughably false; thus proving either that the Green Bin manufacturers are lying, or that they are employing stupid raccoons in Product Testing.
(**) == I find this hysterically ironic.