Bear-Resistant Containers

Snoqualmie has an active bear population that is encouraged by poor residential garbage practices.

It is important that residents be vigilant about storing garbage containers in garages and putting them out curbside the morning of Waste Management collection days, not the night before.

Waste Management offers free bear-resistant containers upon request in 35, 64 and 96-gallon size. The collection fee is $3.62 per month. To order a bear-resistant container, please call Waste Management at 800-592-9995.

For tips about how to handle encounters with bears on the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.