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Carbondale seeks to keep bears and trash separate

Feb 22, 2018

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees are discussing an array of options to keep bears out of trash cans.

Last year was a bad year for bears getting into trash in Carbondale. Jay Harrington, the town manager, says instead of one or two problem bears, the town had around a dozen.

In a work session this week, trustees discussed if people should be required to keep their trash in bear-proof containers. If so, who should pay for it: Residents, or waste management services?

The town is working with a consultant on updating their waste hauling system.