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At this time, this ordinance pertains only to trash and not recycling - when recycling is done correctly, the wildlife attracting material in the container is minimal.
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This is still the requirement for Residential Properties. However, the City of Steamboat Springs now requires the outside storage of household and commercial waste in wildlife resistant containers at any time for non-residential properties.
Please contact your local garbage collection company for the new containers or retrofits. A list of certified “bear-resistant” garbage containers from Living with Wildlife and Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee can be found HERE. Any and all containers must have the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee certification.