• Bears are awake. A bear got into someone’s trash in almost half the reported bear encounters in the last ten years. This teaches bears to associate people with food and can be dangerous for people and bears. To prevent this:
    1. Store your trash inside until right before pick-up or drop-off time.
    2. Consider making or purchasing a bear-resistant trash can so you don’t accidentally feed a bear.
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