Bears and trash bags

Waste Pro Teams with State Wildlife Officials to Provide Florida Residents with Bear-Proof Trash Cans

Residents in northwest Florida will soon gain access to more affordable bear-resistant trash cans.

In an effort to reduce conflicts between Florida homeowners and bears, Waste Pro and state wildlife officials have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow residents in northwest Florida to gain access to more affordable bear-resistant trash cans.

Florida is not the only state faced with bear issues. In Los Alamos, N.M., a garbage truck driver accidently loaded a bear into the back of his truck while collecting garbage from a dumpster and the City of Boulder, Colo., put in place an ordinance that requires people to obtain bear-resistant trash cans. 

WFTV has more:

Waste Pro and state wildlife officials announced a new partnership to get bear-proof trash cans in more places, in an effort to reduce conflicts between homeowners and bears.

The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding that would make it more affordable for residents in northwest Florida to get bear-resistant trash cans.

Wildlife leaders hope it sets an example for other service providers in the state.

Read the full story here.

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