Kevin and Melissa Kiernan of Waldwick, New Jersey got fed up with neighborhood raccoons and squirrels raiding their garbage cans at night. So they came up with a solution to keep the animals from knocking off the garbage can lids. They created The Last Lid, a washable fabric that covers most brands and shapes of garbage cans. In 2012, the Kiernans pitched their idea (they didn’t have sales yet) on Shark Tank. They eventually made a deal with Daymond John – $40k for 60 percent.
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Once the deal was finalized after Shark Tank, John agreed to star in an infomercial to help sell The Last Lid (see below). While the website is no longer up and running, you can buy The Last Lid on Amazon (see above). P.S. Walmart is selling a Fabric Trash Can Cover for $9.99 (free shipping).