County Bear and Trash Ordinance

The  County Bear-Resistant Trash Container Ordinance was passed in December, 2008 and its purpose is to protect the public health and welfare by either requiring the use of secured and wildlife-proof trash containers or restricting the times and dates in which residents or other property owners or users may leave unattended and unsecured trash, rubbish and refuse containers in the open and along rights-of-way within the unincorporated territory of the county and county-controlled lands.

Read an executive summary of the County Ordinance.


Ord. No. O-2008-1, December 12, 2008
Code of La Plata County
Chapter 46, Article II, Sec. 46-57.
Unsecured trash, rubbish or refuse containers.