The Sun reports the baby is now being cared for in hospital after being found by a tea stall owner in the Indian city of Bhopal.
A local man discovered her in the bin, swarming with ants, in the early hours of Saturday.
He says, 'I was shocked to see an infant's head sticking out of a red polybag. Ants were all over her head and body.'
The man says he and his two friends cleared the insects from the infant’s body, wrapped her in a cloth and took her to a nearby hospital where her condition was described as critical.
Police confirmed they are hunting for the baby’s parents.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.