Bear Awareness

Trash in secure bin

Please never place trash at your curb prior to 5:00 a.m. on the day of your collection day, unless it is in an approved bear shed. We all know how much bears and other animals love an impromptu picnic. So, we must all do our part to keep them alive in their natural habitat. This is why you must always secure your trash. View the Town of Truckee’s solid waste ordinance, including bear shed requirements here.

Print out a Renter’s Trash Guide to inform your renters or guests of bear safety and trash requirements, and view bear shed installation requirements below:

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