When ordering a bear-resistant trash container, be sure that it has been certified as indeed being bear-resistant by the Living With Wildlife Foundation bear-resistant container testing protocols. Note: Some containers made available in our area have not passed testing by the Living with Wildlife Foundation and have not been certified as being bear-resistant. In the county, only Phoenix Recycling currently offers certified residential bear-resistant trash containers.
City residents and businesses with damaged bear-resistant trash containers should contact the city at 970-375-5004 to schedule repairs. County residents should contact their waste hauler.
CITY RESIDENTS – Residential bear-resistant trash containers
The City of Durango offers certified residential bear-resistant trash containers at $4 a month.
COUNTY RESIDENTS – Residential bear-resistant trash containers
Certified residential bear-resistant trash containers at an additional monthly cost. A refundable deposit is required. Photo gallery of Phoenix Recycling products
COMMERCIAL BEAR-RESISTANT DUMPSTERS
Uncertified commercial bear-resistant dumpsters available. Photo gallery of WCA Transit Waste products
Uncertified commercial bear-resistant dumpsters available. Photo gallery of Waste Management products
The City of Durango offers uncertified bear-resistant commercial dumpsters.
PAGOSA SPRINGS – Residential bear-resistant trash containers
Uncertified residential bear-resistant trash containers available.
Manufacturers make bear-resistant containers for a variety of uses including:
- residential curbside trash containers See photo examples
- metal dumpsters with locking lids for commercial, multi-family housing See photo examples
- all-metal residential trash enclosures and trash containers See photo examples
- all-metal containers for municipal parks and campgrounds See photo examples
- food storage lockers for campgrounds See photo examples
- recycling See photo examples
- storage of restaurant grease See photo examples
- storage of livestock grain, pet food and more See photo examples
Colorado Correctional Industries
Canon City, CO
719-269-4500 x 3207
Solid Waste Systems
Issenberg Design, inc
970 626 3399
OUT OF STATE
Grand Rapids, MI
Tahoe City, CA
Haul-All Equipment Ltd.
Capital Industries, Inc.
UltraTec Equipment Sales
World Safe Products
Carson Valley Welding
Canyon Country, CA
Tahoe Bear Box
Carnelian Bay, CA