If you are located west of Broadway and south of Sumac Avenue, you are in the City of Boulder’s Bear Protection Area and are required to secure your trash and your compost in bear-resistant containers, or to secure these materials in an enclosed bear resistant, City-certified structure. Beginning June 1, 2016, the City will begin enforcing the ordinance by writing tickets and levying fines for non-compliance.
If you don’t already have a bear compliant container in place, please contact Western’s customer service line at 303-444-2037 to place your container order. Due to higher container and maintenance costs and the extra time it takes to unlock and empty these special containers, additional monthly fees do apply.
As the June deadline quickly approaches we expect demand to increase – so please call today to place your order and get ahead of the enforcement date.