Abstract: A resilient towing device connects a receptacle to a towing vehicle while reducing the longitudinal forces exerted on the receptacle when a momentum of the towing vehicle differs from a momentum of the receptacle. A pair of spaced apart rods has a hitch end, a middle region, and a receptacle end. The hitch end forms a hook having an opening. The hook and/or the opening may be used to hitch on to a tow hitch from a towing vehicle. The middle region includes a support portion that may be used to support a receptacle handle. The support portion may include a U-shape that is sized and dimensioned to receive and support a receptacle handle. A receptacle end of the rods forms a pair of arcs that extends upwardly and away from the middle region, pressing down on a receptacle lid.