Please be “Bear Aware”! Please do not have food attractants in your yard like birdfeed. If your trash container is not wildlife resistant, you must put your can out only on trash collection day at or after 6:00 AM and then store it back in your house, garage or wildlife-resistant enclosure by the end of that same day. Most residential curbside containers are not wildlife resistant. If in doubt, please check with your garbage disposal company. There is some very useful information contained in this informational video from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
By working together as a community, we can reduce or eliminate attractants for bears and their cubs from our residences or businesses. If bears are attracted to birdfeed, trash or other food items, they can become problematic to the safety of humans and Colorado Parks and Wildlife may have to relocate them or if it is a persistent problem, as a last resort, they may have to euthanize a bear. Please be good stewards of our local natural resources and be “Bear Aware”. Thank you, Avon PD, Count of Us!
Municipal Code 8.32.040 (a) All refuse containers that receive refuse or attractants as defined by this Chapter must be either wildlife-resistant refuse containers or residential refuse containers. Residential refuse containers must be securely stored within a house, garage or wildlife-resistant enclosure.
(b) Residents with curbside pickup shall place their residential refuse containers out for pickup at or after 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the pickup. After pickup, residential refuse containers must be securely stored within a house, garage or wildlife-resistant enclosure by the end of the same day. If wildlife-resistant refuse containers are used, they may be placed out for pickup after 6:00 a.m. on the day before pickup. After pickup, all wildlife-resistant refuse containers must be secured in an appropriate manner before the end of the same day. If wildlife-resistant refuse containers are placed curbside for pickup after 6:00 a.m. of the day before pickup and such container is breached by wildlife, the resident or property owner may be required to upgrade to a refuse container approved by an official designated by the Town or the wildlife-resistant refuse container must be placed out for pickup at or after 6:00 a.m. of the morning of the pickup.