Sitka Residents Testing New Bear-Resistant Trash Cans

Residents in a few select neighborhoods in Sitka will be trying out a new kind of bear-resistant trash can this spring.

The local sanitation company is doing a field test of two prospective containers. Both are mostly plastic, and neither is considered “bear-proof.” All the authorities want to do is to frustrate brown bears looking for an easy meal, in the hope that they move on.

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Robert Woolsey is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.