Garbage Ape is a character from Heathcliff.
The Garbage Ape appears at night, and is usually depicted either carrying or knocking over garbage cans. The neighborhood cats adore it, perhaps because it makes the garbage easier for them to access. Its exact origins and goals are never stated in the comic.
The Garbage Ape is bipedal ape and may be reminiscent as a gorilla. It is usually seen walking down the street with a garbage can in each hand.