How do I know if my container is bear resistant?

Approved containers must be certified to be bear resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC).

Bear resistant dumpster means a fully enclosed metal refuse container with either a tight-fitting metal lid or a hardened, plastic lid with metal reinforcement that can be latched into a closed position which prevent access to its contents by wildlife.

Bear resistant dumpster enclosure means an enclosed structure consisting of four sides and a secure door and cover which shall have a latching device of sufficient design and strength to prevent access to a dumpster by bears.

The City Clerk will maintain an official list of bear resistant containers approved by the IGBC. 

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1. Why pass an ordinance requiring wildlife resistant trash containers?
2. What is required by the ordinance?
3. What has changed with the new ordinance?
4. What is “attractant refuse?”
5. Is this just for bears?
6. Are there issues with items other than trash?
7. When will I need a bear resistant trash container?
8. When will I receive my new compliant container from my trash hauler?
9. When can I put my trash out?
10. Do I need to put yard waste, cardboard and clean recycling in a bear resistant container?
11. I keep my trash containers in my garage. Do I need a bear resistant container?
12. How do I know if my container is bear resistant?
13. I rent my property – who is responsible for ensuring compliance?
14. What is required of trash haulers?
15. What happens if my trash container is damaged?
16. What happens if my dumpster or enclosure is damaged?
17. Can I get help with the cost of a compliant container?
18. Are there fines for non-compliance?
19. Am I allowed to have a bird feeder?
20. When Did the New Ordinance Become Effective?