Study: Low number of Durango residents properly using wildlife-resistant trashcans
January 14, 2019 05:30 PM
DURANGO, CO- A lot of people in Durango are ignoring rules to use wildlife-resistant garbage can.
A study from Fort Lewis College found more than two of five residential bear-resistant trashcans and three in 10 for businesses weren't properly locked.
Residents who are found to have trash scattered in their front yard face a $100 fine the first time. After that, it jumps up to $200.
According to the city, the purpose of having bear-resistant trashcans and locking them up properly is to keep bears and other wildlife from digging through the garbage for food.
"With the self-locking cans, there is really no reason why you shouldn't double check and make sure they are locked before you go back inside,” said Steve Barkley, Durango code enforcement officer.
Updated: January 14, 2019 05:30 PM
Created: January 14, 2019 03:14 PM
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