How to handle my garbage to avoid animal problems in Vermont | Black bear

How to handle my garbage to avoid animal problems

Wild animals are constantly in search of food, so proper sanitation and management of food sources, including garbage, is essential. Keep your garbage indoors until trash pickup or, if garbage is stored outside, use wildlife-proof garbage containers that are anchored securely, for example, to a tree or pole to keep them from being moved or displaced.  Place garbage at the curb the morning of or near the time of pick up rather than the night before.  Have your trash hauled away regularly to a licensed landfill.

 

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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