Bear-resistant trash containers are a smart investment to help alleviate some conflicts with black bears.

Bear in trash canWe encourage the use of certified bear-resistant trash containers. Certified bear-resistant trash containers have passed a formal testing procedure that has been developed by the Living with Wildlife Foundation, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.

For more information on the Bear Resistant Products Testing Program and the current list of products that have passed testing, please visit IGBC Bear-resistant Products Testing.

The following companies produce bear-resistant trash containers. The list was developed by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJDFW). It is intended to be informational and does not have the endorsement of the NJDFW or Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

List of Manufacturers

BearGuard
PO Box 89
Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-581-2211

Dawg, Inc.
P.O. Box 205
North Branford, CT 06471
800-YEL-DAWG (935-3294)

Bearicuda Bins, Inc.
3 West Street
Suite 3E, PO Box 56
Litchfield, CT 06759
877-232-7428

Bear Necessities Waste & Food Storage, Inc.
403-678-6304
403-609-3508 (fax)

BEARSAVER
1390 S. Milliken Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
909-605-1697
Fax: 909-605-7780

Boxmaster, Inc.
17000 Sierra Hwy.
Canyon Country, CA 91351
661-298-5556

Carson Valley Welding - "No Bear Can" Trash Enclosure
2999 Akron Way
Carson City, NV
775-884-9353
don@nobearcan.com
brenda@nobearcan.com

Cascade Bear-Proof Cart
10 Hunter Mill Way
Londonderry, NH  03053
Wayne LaMalva
777-287-7114

Colorado Correctional Industries
4999 Oakland St.
Denver, CO
303-370-2206

Growler Can
407-519-0766

Haul-All Equipment Systems
888-428-5255

Toter Inc.
800-424-0422