A majority of the county will experience bears!
It is the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s stand that that only people can prevent problems with bears and that garbage kills bears! We can provide you with a ‘bear resistant’ dumpster for an additional fee. These dumpsters have reinforced lids. These lids are heavier to lift, but have successfully kept the bears out for fifteen years. CDOW approves!
Many of our customers have successfully kept the bears out by placing plywood on the lids, and a ratchet strap across the plywood. It has been our experience that the bears will try to get in the container and then move on. They have been known to knock the dumpster over and roll them around! If the bear discovers that he can get into your dumpster, then he will keep coming!
For more information of living with bears please visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife website at:www.wildlife.state.co.us/bears