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Study: Low number of Durango residents properly using wildlife-resistant trashcans

Meg Hilling
January 14, 2019 05:30 PM

DURANGO, CO- A lot of people in Durango are ignoring rules to use wildlife-resistant garbage can.

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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.

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