Living in the Tahoe Basin means co existing with many wonderful animals, not to mention the snow plows in winter. We do not want to feed them by leaving out trash cans at the curbside.
As I was assisting a first home buyer, the conversation of “What do I do with my garbage?” came up. While many people keep trash in their garage, some homes do not have a garage or some prefer not to have it in their garage. Instead, we use a “bear box.”
A bear box is a metal box that is set in concrete at the edge of one’s driveway. They used to be wood boxes but we quickly learned, they didn’t even keep the squirrels out! The handle you will see on these metal boxes is one that the wily bears have not yet figured out how to open. These bear boxes are not cheap, and rightly so, as they are sturdy bins that last for years. For those of us, like my first time buyer, who are light on cash, will be happy to discover financing available from Tahoe Sierra Disposal. Call Tahoe Bear Box, and ask for Randy, who was kind enough to inform me of this alternative. He can assist with the box purchase and installation.
Last note, if you place your plastic cans at the street on a weekly basis, that big animal of a plow may not see them in a blizzard, and the cans are plowed away or ground up. Let’s keep our area clean by learning to co-exist with all the natural and mechanical animals that visit our streets.