COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs City Council is one step closer to requiring residents on the west side of the city to have bear-proof trash cans.
The Council will make the final vote that will mandate bear-proof cans Tuesday.
The Council voted unanimously Oct. 8 to require the trash cans, which helped move this ordinance forward.
If the ordinance goes through, residents in the affected areas would be required to get bear-proof containers, keep trash or perishable waste inside, and limit times when trash is put out.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said they expect to seek grants to help low-income residents buy the trash cans.
The ordinance would take effect starting in March of next year. You can look at the bear management area map here.