County: Operation Save The Bears Is Underway With 100 Bear-Resistant Dumpsters Distributed


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.

To learn more about Operation Save the Bears, visit: To learn more ways to be bear-wise, visit