Residents in west Boulder required to use ‘bear-proof’ trash cans starting Wednesday

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BOULDER, Colo. -- New requirements for "bear-proof" trash cans go into effect in neighborhoods in west Boulder Wednesday. The idea is keep the bears from coming into neighborhoods while they're looking for food.

People who live in those parts of Boulder are required to lock down their trash in special bear-resistant cans. The devices were put to the test earlier this year, and they worked perfectly.



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