Durango residents to pay for bear-resistant trash cans
March 21, 2018 07:42 PM
DURANGO, Colo. -- Residents with trash scattered in their yard because of wildlife will now be required to purchase a bear-resistant trash can.
The requirement comes as the City of Durango continues to see bears and other wildlife searching through trash cans for food.
"Last year was a particularly heavy bear season for us," said Levi Lloyd, director of city operations for Durango. "We had a lot of interactions will bears and trash, but this program was designed after a five-year study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife."
The trashcans will cost around $220, which residents will pay for through their monthly utility bills. Until a household pays for the trash can, they can expect a monthly fee of $4. The trash can will also cost residents $100 for delivery.
Created: March 21, 2018 07:42 PM
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