Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wakulla County still has 69 bear-proof garbage cans available at reduced price

 Residents in Wakulla County can now get bear resistant garbage cans at a reduced price.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently awarded Wakulla County with almost 20 thousand dollars in funding to help reduce human-bear conflicts. 

The funds are providing 120 bear-resistant trash cans at a reduced cost for residents – there are still 69 cans still available.

The residents will be responsible for paying one-time $25 per can – generally the cans cost 72 dollars a year.

If you live in an area frequented by bears and wish to obtain a bear-resistant can, please go by the Public Works Department at 340 Trice Lane in Crawfordville to sign up and pay the $25 fee.

The bear-resistant cans will be delivered in August.

If you have questions, please contact Nannette Watts at 745-6509.