Animal and Wildlife Protection
June 20th marks the official first day of summer, but local bears don’t know that. Bears are already out and about and looking to eat. That being said, please take precautions to ensure your trash is secured in a way that prevents bears and other animals from accessing it.
The City of Glenwood Springs actively enforces Municipal Code 100.010.065 — Animal and Wildlife Protection. The ordinance is listed below.
Please Comply and Have a Great Summer!
100.010.065 – Animal and Wildlife Protection
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, place of business, or occupant of premises within the City to store garbage, refuse or trash, including recyclables, that is attractive to or edible by animals or wildlife.
(b) It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or any person with responsibility for maintenance of any property located within the City, including properties used for special events and properties that are the site of construction activities, to permit the accumulation on the property of garbage, refuse or trash attractive to or edible by animals or wildlife. Garbage, refuse, and trash shall be stored on and collected from such properties in accordance with the provisions of this article.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly leave or store any garbage, refuse, trash, recyclable, food product, pet food, grain, salt or any other materials attractive to or edible by animals or wildlife in a manner which may attract or entice animals or wildlife.
(d) Bird feeders shall be permitted under this section. However, between the dates of April 15 and November 15, all feeders must be suspended on a cable or other device so that they are inaccessible to animals and wildlife, other than birds, and the area below the feeders must be kept free of the accumulation of seed, seed debris, or other attractive or edible materials.
(e) Penalty schedule for Section 100.010.065 violations. The penalties outlined below may be reduced or suspended upon the violator providing proof of purchase of a Wildlife Resistant Refuse Container on or before the violator’s appearance in Municipal Court on such offense.
(1) First offense: Fifty dollar ($50.00) fine to the owner, occupant or any person with responsibility for maintenance of such property.
(2) Second offense: Five hundred dollar ($500.00) fine to the owner, occupant or any person with responsibility for maintenance of such property.
(3) Subsequent offenses: The Municipal Court may impose such fines and penalties as it is authorized pursuant to Municipal Code Section 010.020.080.
(Ord. No. 8-2015, § 2(Exh. A), 4-16-2015)