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Obtain A Bear-Resistant Container

When obtaining a bear-resistant container, be sure that it has been certified as being bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) bear-resistant container testing protocols.

City residents and businesses with damaged city-provided bear-resistant trash containers should contact the city at 970-375-5004 to schedule repairs or replacement. County residents should contact their waste hauler.

Download a guide to bear-resistant resources available to county residents.

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CITY  – Residential bear-resistant trash containers and commercial dumpsters. Waste Management and WCA Transit Waste also offer commercial dumpsters within the city of Durango.

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City of Durango  

970-375-5004
IGBC-certified residential bear-resistant trash containers are available at an extra $4 a month.

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COUNTY  – Residential bear-resistant trash containers and commercial dumpsters

Download a guide to bear-resistant resources available to county residents.

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Phoenix Recycling

970-375-1300

IGBC-certified residential bear-resistant trash containers available. No commercial trash service.  Photo gallery of Phoenix Recycling products

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WCA Transit Waste 

970-247-0646
IGBC-certified residential bear-resistant trash containers and commercial bear-resistant dumpsters available.  Photo gallery of WCA Transit Waste products

Waste Management 

970-247-1821
IGBC-certified residential bear-resistant trash containers and commercial bear-resistant dumpsters available. Photo gallery of Waste Management products

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PAGOSA SPRINGS  – Residential bear-resistant trash containers and commercial dumpsters

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At Your Disposal  

970-731-4892
Uncertified residential bear-resistant trash containers available.

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BEAR-RESISTANT CONTAINERS

Manufacturers make bear-resistant containers for a variety of uses including:

IN STATE

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Colorado Correctional Industries
Canon City, CO
719-269-4500 x 3207
www.coloradoci.com

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BearProof, Inc
Silt, CO
970-309-2460
http://www.bearproofinc.com/

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Issenberg Design, inc
Ridgway, CO
970 626 3399
http://issenbergdesign.com/trash-recycling/

OUT OF STATE

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UnBearable Bins
403-609-2242
www.unbearablebins.com

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Cascade Engineering
Grand Rapids, MI
800-968-2278
www.cascadecart.com

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BearGuard
Tahoe City, CA
530-581-2211
530-412-0002
www.BearGuardinfo.com

Bear Guardian
Rexburg, ID
208-356-3263
www.bearguardian.com

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BearSaver
Ontario, CA
1-800-851-3887
www.bearsaver.com

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Dawg, Inc.
Terryville, CT
1-800-935-3294
www.dawginc.com/critter-can/bear_container.php

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Kodiak Products
Prescott, AZ
928-636-9298
http://www.kodiak-products.com/

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Toter, Inc
Statesville, NC
1-800-424-0422
http://www.toter.com/

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BEARicuda Bins
1-877-232-7428
http://www.bearicuda.com/

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Haul-All Equipment Ltd.
1-888-428-5255
http://www.haulall.com/

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Capital Industries, Inc.
Seattle, WA
1-800-967-8585
206-762-8585
http://www.capitalind.com/main/

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UltraTec Equipment Sales
877-805-1330
701-290-6919

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Growler Can
Sanford, FL
407-519-0766
www.thegrowlercan.com

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Tydee Bin
Guelph, Ontario
519-823-1092
http://tyedeebin.com/joomla158/

World Safe Products
888-847-7190
http://www.worldsafetyproduct.com/home.php

Carson Valley Welding
775-884-9353
http://www.nobearcan.com/products.html

Boxmaster, Inc.
Canyon Country, CA
661-298-5556

Tahoe Bear Box
Carnelian Bay, CA
530-546-3154
877-232-7269
http://www.bearbox.org/