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South Reno Community Looking to Deter Bears

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A southwest Reno community is taking voluntary steps to try to deter problems with bears by limiting access to trash.

Waste Management will provide animal-resistant garbage containers to Caughlin Ranch residents who want them under a franchise amendment approved in December by Reno city officials.

Changes become effective Jan. 17.

The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1hrdO0V) reports that the goal is limit problems with bears by significantly reducing their access to trash by next summer, when bears start searching for easy food.

Service to Caughlin Ranch's 2,200 homes will remain the same but animal-resistant garbage carts will be made available for an added cost of $6.27 per month.

As an incentive, residents using bear-resistant containers will be allowed to place their trash on the curb the night before pickup.

Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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