Bears eating garbage in residential areas poses a threat to public safety and usually results in the bears being killed.

October 20.  A family of bears continues to access garbage kept outside on Alpine Way and Caribou Drive in Elkford.  Bear Aware and the Distrcit of Elkford are urging residents to make every effort possible to bring the distrcit residential garbage bins indoors (put them in a garage or a shed so bears cant get to them).  If this is not an option please consider keeping garbage inside your house (you can put the smelly stuff in the freezer) or take excess garbage to the transfer station between collection days.