LOS ALAMOS COUNTY NEWS
Operation Save the Bears is underway! 100 bear-resistant dumpsters have successfully been distributed county-wide, and deployment of over 680 bear-resistant roll carts to be distributed to residential households has begun, beginning with North Community 3 residential neighborhood (see map above).
Operation Save the Bears intends to protect Los Alamos citizens, as well as bears living in the surrounding environment by reducing the number of human/bear encounters. The bear-resistant dumpsters/roll carts prevent bears and other wildlife from rummaging through trash in search of food. Replacing traditional trash dumpster/roll cart in the County with a bear-resistant dumpster/roll cart will secure this food source and encourage bears to search for food in the wilderness and not in residential and business neighborhoods.