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Animal-Resistant Containers Ordinance Updates

Graphic depiction of 2 bears in Ridgway

General Information

The Town of Ridgway and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are aware of bears in town. We need your help to move the bears out of town by ensuring all trash is secured and not accessible to wildlife. On May 9th, the Ridgway Town Council passed an ordinance requiring all properties to secure trash in an animal-resistant container. Please read the following information regarding obtaining a container. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Information and Request to Respond  

Letter to ResidentsLetter to Business Owners

Final Documents

Adopted Ordinance

Additional Resources

A Guide to Bear-Proofing Your Home
Attracting Birds, Not Bears

Past Hearings