Animal-Resistant Containers Ordinance Updates

Bears in Ridgway. Keep our community and wildlife friends safe

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 Residents  | Letter to Business Owners

Final Documents
Adopted Ordinance 

Additional Resources 

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

Past Hearings