By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Bear resistant garbage cans considered for county health code


September 21, 2023

Jean Pocha, Pathfinder

Requiring bear resistant garbage cans across parts of the county was discussed at the Missoula County Commissioners meeting Sept. 14. The Commissioners expressed their intent to adopt resolutions to the City-County Health Code requiring bear resistant garbage cans in Missoula and Potomac's Bear Buffer Zone.

"There was a time in the past when saying thou shalt have a bear resistant garbage can was unthinkable," County Commissioner Josh Slotnik said. "It's only because of time spent working in the community by Jamie Jonkel, Chris Servheen, Shannon Terriault and others that this concept has n...

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