Regarding protecting bears and other wildlife from being attracted to household yummies: I am fortunate enough to have a freezer. I put all compostable and non-compostable (animal proteins) food waste into clearly identified plastic bags in my freezer. When the time is right, the compostable goes to the compost and the animal protein waste goes to the dump. I hope others will be able to use this idea. I hope someone else has viable ideas for those who do not have freezers.