What does this Ordinance require?

The Ordinance requires refuse to be secured at all times except those

days that refuse is picked up by trash haulers. On scheduled garbage

pick-up dates, refuse is required to be secured in a trash can and cannot

be moved from the secure area to the curb for pick-up until 5am (or after).

Once emptied, trash containers are required to be moved back to the

secure location as soon as possible (ideally, by 8pm).

 The Ordinance also requires that other bear attractants be secured.

Attractants include: bird feeders, pet food, unclean grills, fruit trees, and

other food items.

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1. What is an Urban Bear Management Area?
2. What does this Ordinance require?
3. Do I have to purchase a bear resistant trash container in order to comply with the Ordinance?
4. If I currently use a bear resistant trash container, do I have to comply with the set hours for trash pick-up?
5. My trash is picked up early in the morning. Can I put my trash out for hauler pick-up by my hauler the night before?
6. How can I purchase a bear resistant container that is approved by my hauler?
7. How can I manage other bear attractants at my home?
8. Who do I do if I have an a bear in my area?
9. What will Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission do when I contact them about a bear conflict in my area?
10. How can I learn more about bear management in Florida?
11. How do I know if my trash can is considered secure?
12. Are recycling containers required to be secured as well?