Incline Village trustees have voted 3-to-2, asking the director of public works to write a new contract with Waste Management that would mandate residents use bear-proof trash containers. It would be the first requirement of its kind in the Tahoe basin.
“I think it is very exciting, I think it is a great move for the community and a way to containerize the trash and protect the wildlife that so many people cherish in the Tahoe Basin,” said Director of Public Works Joe Pomeroy.
In return for spending nearly $2 million to buy the containers, Waste Management’s contract would be extended for 10 years. During that time the company would charge customers $7 more per month to pay for the bear-proof containers.
A final vote is expected by March.